Bennett Court celebrates six months of supporting adults with complex needs

15 June 2022

Bennett Court care home

Our Bennett Court care home in South Elmsall, Pontefract has marked six months of supporting adults with complex and high acuity care needs.

Bennett Court opened in December 2021 and is currently home to 24 adults living with complex needs. In March 2022, the home was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Mayor of Wakefield, Councillor Tracey Austin.

To mark its six month anniversary, Helen Lawson, Commissioning Home Director at Bennett Court said: "I’m thrilled to celebrate six months of Bennett Court being officially open. It’s a beautiful building which is now a welcoming home for 24 residents and a great place to work for over 100 colleagues.”

Robert’s story

Robert moved into Bennett Court in January 2022 after a number of failed placements at other care homes.

Following a pre-admission assessment, Bennett Court was identified as the only local service that could meet his complex needs and enable him to remain close to home.

Robert has Schizophrenia and benefits from the specialist nursing care from the Nurse-led team at Bennett Court.

The teams at his previous placements didn’t understand his condition and the challenges that he faces.

However, the high staffing levels at Bennett Court allow Robert to build trust with the team and progress at his own pace.

The team of Health Care Assistants and Registered Nurses are trained in mental health and positive behaviour support, which enables them to support Robert in a positive and proactive way.

“Staff are really friendly”

Robert loves being around people and says that “all the staff are really friendly at Bennett Court.”

He prefers spending time on his own and is a keen gardener, so the Life Skills Team has arranged for him to have an allotment close by to the home. He has grand plans to grow fruit and vegetables for the home and get chickens.

The team are busy helping Robert to plan a holiday to Cleethorpes. He’s looking forward to spending a few days in a caravan, something that he never thought he’d be able to do.

About Bennett Court care home in South Elmsall

Bennett Court specialises in supporting adults living with complex mental health needs and neuro-disabilities, including Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

The home has 30 large bedrooms, each with an en-suite, across three units.

The home also has communal dining and living spaces, an activities hub, a therapy kitchen, a beauty salon and a large accessible garden.

Watch a video tour of Bennett Court

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We have over 35 specialist care homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West that provide a welcoming and supportive environment.

If you’re looking for a complex care placement, contact our Referrals Team on 01709 565777 or email

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