Fennell Court is a purpose built home in the market town of Dewsbury. We provide an intensive support service to individuals with learning disabilities who may also have mental health needs or challenging behaviour.
Our aim is for our residents to gain independence in all aspects of their lives, be happy and feel valued and secure. We hold regular meetings where everyone can discuss their views on how the service is run.
Our team work together to offer consistency to our residents. We have a track record of supporting people to overcome communication barriers and become more assertive.
We support people to make decisions and find positive ways to interact with others, rather than through inappropriate behaviours. We work closely with other professionals, including a psychologist, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, behaviour therapist and any other health professionals, as required.
Dewsbury has good shopping and leisure facilities, and excellent educational resources, and is only a short drive or bus journey from Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax. We have easy access to the countryside and work experience opportunities at our innovative 19 acre hill farm project in Howarth.
We have a good relationship with the wider community including our neighbours and some individuals have chosen to help out local pensioners by walking dogs and gardening, and others volunteer at charity shops.
Several people are undertaking college courses in a range of subjects, including travel and tourism and physical education.
Our home is made up of eight separate apartments where we support. They each have a bedroom, ensuite shower room, kitchen and living area. There is also a communal lounge, kitchen and patio area where people can spend time with others, if they wish. The home is wheelchair accessible.