Set in the beautiful Pennine Upper Valley on the outskirts of Hebden Bridge in Mytholmroyd, Silver Birches opened towards the end of 2018. The house has ground floor bedrooms with en-suite toilets plus a disabled access wet room. There are two lounges plus a large conservatory with a spacious kitchen and separate utility area. Additional en-suite bedrooms and a bathroom can be found upstairs, plus there are a couple of break-out rooms for people to relax, enjoy timetabled activity sessions or meetings with family and friends. There is ancillary office accommodation and sleep-in rooms for staff plus a further attic bathroom and kitchenette. Externally to the rear there are spacious gardens with large trees, local birds, raised flower beds, a potting shed, ornamental pond and decked seating areas. To the front there is a large seating area that provides a tranquil space for overlooking the Pennine hillside. Simply put, a nice home, in a nice street, in a nice neighbourhood.
We accommodate people for long term, short term and intermediate stays. This is a home where individuality is emphasised, with staff that have time to give attention to the smallest of detail, and where choice and beliefs are respected. The owner and management team are committed to the idea that in order to provide a quality service, the home requires high quality staff who are suitably trained, supervised and supported.
Discussing and identifying needs and aspirations with a prospective customer ensures that we have the necessary resources to meet their needs and can arrange for the involvement of other community healthcare professionals and services as required. Individuals interested in coming to Silver Birches are encouraged to visit the home and sample the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and level of support.
Our team are able to deliver outreach support on a flexible basis to both adults and children. This maybe a few hours a week, ad hoc or as required, half term support for children with needs or regular timetabled support to assist adults maximise their skills and minimise isolation. We aim to shift the focus from dependency to promoting independence and empowering the people we support to choose or determine important things in their lives, including how they are supported, what type of support they want and how they wish to spend their time. We aim to achieve this by providing a person-centred approach to planning.
We firmly believe that older people, those with physical disabilities, people with autism and/or associated learning disabilities, have the same rights as every citizen and that it is our role to ensure that each individual is supported and encouraged to live a life of their choosing, whilst being protected from exploitation and abuse. We believe that having the highest quality support is the absolute right of all of our customers.
The staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism. They are carefully screened by way of DBS checks and references are always thoroughly scrutinised.
We have a number of apartments and houses that we rent to customers, some with social care needs and some not. We also rent some property to our fabulous carers. We rent these at low cost with nil deposit. We are happy to advise, support and signpost anyone with a housing need…please just ask.
Our Organisational Values
We believe we care for individuals with unique personalities, core beliefs and life experiences, who require some support with their daily needs in a way that empowers them within their own capabilities.
Our philosophy is also based on the principles laid down in the government white papers “Valuing People “and “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say” enabling health, independence and wellbeing, and guidance documentation on personalisation.