Barleyfield House in Shrewsbury is a respite facility with 5 single bedrooms to provide services to those with a learning disability. Guests are referred through Shropshire Council although we can always provide advice and suitable contact details if required.
People stay at the home, usually for periods typically up to two weeks as guests. We provide a recreational experience with some of our guests preferring to carry on their normal routine and we will do all we can to facilitate this.
At Barleyfield House we aim to provide short term care in a relaxing and caring environment with many guests referring to their stay as a holiday. We enable you to expand your capabilities, expectations and experiences within a safe environment. This beautiful home is set within its own gardens which are accessible for all to enjoy.
Your stay will be tailored to your needs and interests with support provided by our caring and skilled team.
For more information on Barleyfield House, please contact us through the details shown.
Facilities at Barleyfield House
- Wheelchair accessible bedrooms
- Large lounge, dining and kitchen areas with separate games room
- Accessible gardens
- Highly experienced and trained staff
- Own accessible transport for guests use
- Regular days out experiencing new or favourite opportunities
- WIFI for use by residents and visitors
- Strong links to, and regular visits from, local GP(s) and wider Primary Health care services including District Nurses, local Chiropodists, Opticians and other Therapists. People moving in can usually retain their GP of choice.
From the moment our guests join us, Barleyfield House is their home and we are here to support them. We talk to our guests and their families to find out what is important to them as individuals and help them to carry on participating in activities that have individual meaning.
Our specially trained and enthusiastic activities staff are excellent at helping our guests enjoy their life with us at Barleyfield House where our staff work with guests to create a week by week schedule of activities to include a mix of physical, social, creative, recreational, sensory, relaxation and reminiscence.
In addition to the rich and varied activity programme at Barleyfield House, staff also arrange outings to local areas of interest, organise events throughout the year and provide wonderful entertainment.
We encourage guests to get involved in day-to-day life in the home from housekeeping and baking to growing vegetables and keeping busy in the garden.
At Barleyfield House the central communal area is large and bright designed for socialising and taking part in activities in as friendly and welcoming a way as possible.
The comfortable surroundings enable our guests to live as comfortable a life as possible and our activities enable participants to feel part of life within the home and its wider community.
Everyone living and working at Barleyfield House can genuinely feel they are among friends. Guests can decide where and how they spend their time either quietly in their room, taking part in activities, or walking in the garden (weather permitting) or even growing their own vegetables.
Our friendly communal areas ensure everyone is supported individually with scope for new friendships with other guests.
Food & Drink
At Barleyfield House we take our culinary skills very seriously indeed. As well as serving lunch, we make sure our guests have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. Proper nutrition and hydration are essential to health and wellbeing.
We cater to all dietary requirements including supplements and following assessment guidance by the Speech and Language Team (SaLT). Barleyfield House meals are freshly prepared on site by the staff using locally sourced produce and we cater for all requirements including vegan, vegetarian, dairy or gluten-free diets.
Barleyfield House has the highest possible 5 star food hygiene rating assessed regularly and independently.
We are very proud to be awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating
for Barleyfield House.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and visit Barleyfield House or spend some time here before I decide?
Of course. We would love for you, and your family, to come and visit. We know that choosing to live somewhere new, particularly in your older years, can be daunting so it’s really important you feel comfortable. Please do arrange a visit either through the website “Book a Visit” link on each home page or by contacting the Home Manager directly.
Who will be looking after me at Barleyfield House?
Our ‘brilliant’ staff! When you visit and also on moving in to our home you will soon get to know familiar friendly faces with dedicated members of staff who will be responsible for making sure your needs are met. All of our homes and services which are part of Coverage Care organisation, which is a quality focused not-for-profit organisation with an independent majority Board of Directors. Additional support to our services comes from central teams based in Shrewsbury.
Can I bring my furniture to Barleyfield House?
We want you to feel at home and would encourage you to bring personal items if you’d like to as long as space allows. There are some safety regulations on soft furnishings, but in reality, this rarely causes difficulties.
Can my family visit Barleyfield House and stay for a meal?
Your family and friends can visit at any time, even overnight if there’s a room available and we’ve had advance notice. And yes, please let the kitchen staff know and we make a small charge for meals which will be explained by the teams in the homes when you visit and also on admission within our initial information packs.
Can I go out or on holiday?
Yes, subject to appropriate support and your level of need we can make arrangements for days out too and sometimes for short breaks and long weekends as well.
What does it cost to live at Barleyfield House?
The fees charged depends on your needs, accommodation and support and the type of care you’re looking for. Together we will discuss and assess your requirements and the home manager will give you an inclusive cost for your care and accommodation. Any additional charges and also deposit will be discussed and are explained in our contract and other documents which you will need to sign on admission. You may also be eligible for funding from the local authority or the NHS dependent on your care needs and your funding position.
Where can I find funding advice?
We know how complex the means-tested funding position in terms of UK social care is.
If you have assets, assessed by social services above £23,250 in England then it is likely that you will need to fund all of the accommodation care and support costs under current UK legislation. We will be clear on what our fees are on admission.
If you have assets below £23,250 then the Local Authority may fund part or potentially all of your accommodation care and support. Prior to admission we will need to be advised of the fee to determine whether or not the Local Authority contribution is adequate enough to cover the full fees. We appreciate this is sensitive and we talk to you and social services colleagues prior to admission.
It is important to understand each person is different in terms of both their needs and funding position. Whilst we cannot give funding advice we will be clear on your fees and charges. You can also find a wealth of information via Age UK or Age Concern https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
- "Everything is thought of. We do not have to worry about our health and all of our needs are well catered for. The staff are always there for us, to help us, chat with us and entertain us and they know us so well. So for us, this place is perfect." resident