Our new Bespoke Service in Lancashire is Now Open

One of the challenges for commissioners in Lancashire has been to identify a provision in the community that can meet the needs of individuals with very complex needs, who are, in the main, being discharged from long-stay hospitals. Pendle Gardens is one of the first models of its kind in Lancashire and has been developed as a bespoke service for adult males with learning disabilities and additional complex needs looking to remain in their local area. Providing individualised flats within a residential service, Pendle Gardens supports individuals to have a greater level of independence and a meaningful life.

“The vision for Pendle Gardens is to offer people from Lancashire an opportunity to have a home in the local community, to enable people to be discharged from long stay hospitals and to build valued and meaningful lives in the community.”

Ray Godwin Head of Development and Partnerships (Midlands & North)

Introducing Pendle Gardens…

Our video sees the service manager at Pendle Gardens and the rest of the team in the Midlands and North, introduce our new flat-based residential service Pendle Gardens. Discussing the innovations behind the new development and the fantastic bespoke design features that Pendle Gardens has to offer to ensure each individual we support enjoys the quality of life they deserve.


Providing an opportunity to live more independently…




The service has been designed to meet the particular needs of individuals who may come under what was formerly known as the Transforming Care Agenda. These can include people stepping down from secure settings or hospital environments, or equally those who may be living in the community but require intensive person-centred support to avoid the risk of admission. The service ensures that once individuals are discharged from hospital that their placements in the community don’t break down, offering them the chance to live independently, often for the first time!

“This is the first time Peter and I can meet, chat and cook together in his own flat!” 

– Mum of supported individual at Pendle Gardens

More about Pendle Gardens…

Pendle Gardens is a bespoke, flat-based residential service providing support and accommodation for 8 males with a variety of needs including learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, mental health conditions, personality disorder or behaviours that put themselves or others at risk.

The service offers 1-bedroom individualised flats, to help mitigate against compatibility issues. Each flat consists of a living room/diner, kitchen, bedroom and shower/bathroom. There is also a communal area where supported individuals can socialise if they want to. The service provides a low stimulation sensory environment for people with autism and there is assistive technology available to give people greater independence and choice in their lives.

Pendle Gardens benefits from person-centred support 24/7 and comprises of a highly specialised support team including experienced key workers and a mental health nurse. The service can also call upon a dedicated Positive Behaviour Practitioner and our Autism specialist when required.

Located on the edge of a vibrant town, Pendle Gardens is set in extensive gardens overlooking stunning countryside. There is easy access to other local towns including Burnley and Blackburn, with bus routes, a train station, and the motorway close by.


In Conversation with with Ray Godwin

One of the challenges for commissioners in Lancashire has been identifying local provision in the community that can meet the needs of individuals with very complex needs. Here, Ray Godwin, Head of Development and Partnerships, Midlands and North, explains more about the bespoke service that aims to bridge the gap between hospital provision and the community in Lancashire.