Kirkside House

1 Spen Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EJ

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Bed: 7

Located in a historical area in Leeds, Kirkside House 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 3 living areas within Kirkside House all supporting individuals who are at different stages in their care pathway. There is a 4 bed unit for individuals to live in small groups with lounge, dining room and kitchen. The service then has a 2 bed ground floor unit, allowing 2 individuals their own space. This part of the service is suitable for individuals who may have physical/mobility issues. Finally, we have a 1 bed bespoke unit for an individual who requires 2-1 care. This unit has its own living space and its own private garden.

Externally there is a large garden which is shared with Kirkside Lodge (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, or enjoy the sensory garden and outside space.

“The support that both my daughter and I have received during the pandemic has been extremely reassuring and of the highest quality”Family member

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 to ensure that we are able to meet the changing needs of the residents as they progress through their care pathway.

The service is in walking distance 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.

“I am very lucky that my daughter is living at Kirkside, long may it continue”family member

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

Our facilities:

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