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Walker House

Walker House

Walker House
Back Bailey's Pl,
West Yorkshire

LS16 5LU



About the service

Walker House is the perfect service for individuals who aren’t quite ready to live alone or manage their own tenancy without frequent input from a support worker. It is seen as a ‘step down’ unit for those that have been in a more supported residential service and are ready to work towards living more independently in the community, but may still benefit from the support of a worker who is available readily throughout the week.

Walker House offers Level 3 support. This includes floating mental health support arranged with a key worker 2-3 times a week.

Support is delivered via two Mental Health Support Workers who are based in the local area, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. We welcome diversity and are sensitive around individuals’ cultural & religious needs.

The accommodation is made up of 3 individual studio flats and 3 individual 1 bedroom flats, with all the units being fully furnished. A community ethos is important; while there is no communal environment for residents, there is a drive to establish a regular routine of communal activities in order to provide the opportunity for people to develop relationships, practice social skills and find the value in peer to peer support.

Personal centred support plans are used to gain an understanding of the individuals’ main support needs and the Outcome Star tool is used to chart individuals’ progress as they move through the service.

Aims of the service

Walker House provides support to assist people in learning to deal with their personal challenges and individual goals, giving people time to develop independent living skills. The support offered is tailored to individuals’ own needs, with a focus on recovery and gaining the skills needed to live more independently upon discharge.

Referrals and Funding

Please note that people should be assessed by adult social care for individual supported living funding called a SLISA and approved before a referral to the service is made. Some individuals may not be awarded the full amount to cover support and should speak to their social worker regarding this.

The service is able to offer eight hours of support over each week which includes administration support.

Residents are responsible for their own utilities.

To make a referral please contact Accommodation Gateway.

Opening times

There is no office on site at Walker House, however, Mental Health Support Workers are based in the local area, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Please email team.walkerhouse@commlinks.co.uk if you would like to arrange a visit or to make enquiries.