Smythe House

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Smythe House is located in a quiet residential street within Kettering, Northamptonshire supporting adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).



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A period three storey building, Smythe provides accommodation for seven individuals and all bedrooms are en-suite.

The team are supportive and positive and focus on person centred planning to support each individual’s needs. They are respectful to the needs of each individual they support and what they want to achieve.

They encourage greater independence in the local community, whether this be travelling independently or supporting them to enjoy local activities. The service has its own transport and good access to local transport to facilitate this.

There is a large lounge area and a bright, airy dining room which is ideal for the many activities held at Smythe House. There is also a pleasant garden with a paved seating area and gazebo where people can relax and get together.

A variety of daily living skills are encouraged where the team support people to do their laundry, cleaning and shopping. They also help with decision making and finding new opportunities.

Some of the individuals attend work placements a couple of days a week and the team have built strong relationships with family and friends who attend regular events held at the service.

Regular meetings are held with the individuals we support to discuss opinions on all aspects of running the home.

Residential Services

  • Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Service
  • Residential service for adults – male and female
  • 7 bedrooms with en-suites

Call: 0808 223 5320


  • Access to the local community
  • Dining room
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Work opportunities

We are 95% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential and supported living care (Figure stated as at October 2022)

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Caroline Curtis, Manager - Smythe House



Read more about how people we support are achieving success at Smythe House

Views & Opinions

“Their (People’s) safety is always really important but so is enabling them to do things for themselves and have power over their lives.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

Staff were friendly, kind and compassionate. They had insight into people’s capabilities and aspirations as well as their dependencies and need for support.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

“People’s individual nutritional needs were assessed, monitored and met with appropriate guidance from healthcare professionals with expertise in PWS. People were supported to have a balanced diet and they had enough to eat and drink.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

The goal of the provider was to enable people with PWS to make positive life changes and the staff team were successful in to supporting each individual to achieve this.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

“The provider and registered manager led staff by example and enabled the staff team to deliver individualised care that consistently achieved good outcomes for all people using the service.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

“Staff respected people’s individuality. They used people’s preferred name when conversing with them and they were able to discuss how they facilitated people’s choices in all aspects of their support.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018

“When talking with people staff were friendly and used words of encouragement that people responded to positively. People were relaxed in the company of staff and the staff demonstrated good interpersonal skills when interacting with people. People’s ‘personal space’ and privacy was respected by staff.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - May 2018