York House is home for ten people with severe learning and other disabilities situated immediately behind the church. It was opened over twenty years ago to cater for the needs of disabled people in the church and elsewhere in Shropshire.
The building was financed by Christ Church, Bayston Hill and Prospects, a Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities. The home is managed by Prospects and it is funded by the local authority, although additional donations for improvements are very welcome.
As might be expected there is a strong Christian ethos and all permanent staff are required to have a Christian faith, although that is not essential as far as the residents are concerned. However, many of the residents do attend services and one is an honorary assistant warden. The home was given an “excellent” rating in its last Care Quality Commission inspection.
Volunteers to help in York House and with fundraising and social activities are welcomed. Those who get involved get plenty of staff support and find it a very rewarding activity. Recent events have included a summer barbeque, a sponsored walk and a Christmas party.
More information is available from John Andrews 01743 XXXXX or Fiona Craig, the home manager on 01743 XXXXXXX.