A warm welcome to Wharfedale House
We provide support for physically disabled adults in a friendly and safe environment. Our team is fully trained and we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
You’ll find us in the market town of Wetherby, West Yorkshire, on the border of North Yorkshire. We have extensive views of the River Wharfe and surrounding countryside, and we’re only a few hundred yards from the market square. There’s plenty of restaurants, shops, pubs and cafes nearby, as well as a library, sports centre and colleges.
Facilities for you
Wharfedale House is a purpose-built, two storey home with space for up to 18 people. There’s always room for you to welcome your family and friends or get together with other residents.
Our facilities include:
- 18 bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities
- spacious lounges, dining rooms and kitchens on each floor
- well-maintained garden, with a greenhouse and fish pond
- pets are welcome by arrangement
We make sure mealtimes can be enjoyed by everyone. Our menus are planned by our residents and staff, and special diets are always catered for by our chef.
The home offers a range of activities for residents including computing, arts and crafts, floristry and gardening. There are also various events held at the home including barbecues and an annual fete. You’ll have the chance to be social, get creative or enjoy exercise — you choose.
Group activities aren’t for everyone and you might just want to do things on your own. If so, we can help. If you need support, one option is to find a volunteer to come along with you.
Whatever activities you’d like to do, you can always talk to one of our team about the different choices available to you.
Carl and Mary’s story
‘My name’s Carl and this is my wife Mary. We met a few years ago when Mary started coming to Wharfedale for respite care.
‘We got on really well and I knew I liked her. She eventually came to live here, and it wasn’t long before we got engaged. We’ve been married now for about a year and a half.
‘When I first came to Wharfedale I really wasn’t sure about it. I had been living on my own and it took quite a bit of getting used to. But things have improved a lot, and I’m free to do pretty much what I want when I want here.
‘My independence is really important to me. Mary and I would eventually like to live in our own flat and we’re building towards that.
‘The staff here are great, and they are supportive of our relationship. They only act like staff when you need them to be, but most of the time it’s just like having friends around.’