Kirkside Lodge

1 Spen Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EJ

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Bed: 8

Located in a historical area in Leeds, Kirkside Lodge is a specialist residential service providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs who may have behaviours that challenge.

Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do and we are able to meet the changing needs of our residents as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.

There are 4 living areas within Kirkside Lodge, a 3 bed unit, two 2 bed units and a 1 bed unit. Each unit has its own living space with lounge, dining room, kitchen and en-suite facilities enabling individuals to live as independently as they are able to.

Externally there is a large garden which is shared with Kirkside House (also a residential service located in the same grounds). There is plenty of space in the garden for individuals to participate in the horticultural project where they grow their own vegetables, create hanging baskets, enjoy the sensory garden or even just sit and enjoy the outside space.

In addition at Kirkside, we also host the bakery project, these two projects and a textile project are ran in conjunction with the other local Cygnet residential services. These projects introduce vocational and learning activities designed to give residents the opportunity to learn valuable skills and develop confidence in a safe and familiar environment.

We ensure we involve family or advocates in an individual’s care. We have high staffing levels at Kirkside Lodge, this ensures that we are able to meet the changing needs of the residents as they progress through their care pathway.

“We can relax knowing she is happy and so well cared for. We just wanted to say thank you”Family member

The service is located in a historical residential area of Leeds, in walking distance to an abundance of community facilities including shopping centres, cafes and leisure centres. It is also only a 1 minute walk from the 800 year old Kirkstall Abbey, where the residents can visit to enjoy the surroundings, learn about the historical ruins or visit the on-site café. The residents are encouraged to be involved in the local community as much or as little as they wish to be.

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Lounges
  • Dining room
  • Multiple kitchens
  • 2 activity rooms
  • Large garden

Our resident profile:

  • Adults from the age of 18 years
  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with behaviours that challenge including mental illness or a forensic background
  • Individuals with a secondary diagnosis of personality disorder or autism
  • May have communication challenges
  • May have associated complex needs

Our community links:

  • Cinemas
  • Local parks
  • Community groups
  • Colleges
  • Shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Sports clubs
  • Great public transport links
  • 20 minutes to Leeds City Centre
  • Excellent transport links and local amenities
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Kirkside Lodge Bake for Charity Celebration

The Bakery Project, located at Kirskide Lodge, have been donating to local charity Meeting Point for several years. They were invited to attend their 20th anniversary celebrations.


Garden Project ready for spring

Residents have worked really hard at the Garden Project over the autumn and winter months maintaining the gardens at Kirkside House.


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