Horizon Care Homes

Fixby Lodge

48 Long Hill Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1PJ

Fixby Lodge is a purpose built 8 bed spacious residential home supporting adults with a learning and or physical disability. The home is fully wheelchair accessible for people with limited mobility. All personalised bedrooms have a wet room with a shower, toilet and sink for private use. Overhead tracking is also available if required.

All communal areas are of a high quality with modern light décor and furniture which consists of a lounge area with hard floor and soft modern furnishings, Kitchen, dining area fitted with a low pull-down worktop for accessibility for wheelchair users. The dining area has tables which are height adjustable for individual need. The sensory room has sensory lights, projector and space to relax listening to music. The home also has a sensory bathroom where people can relax in the jacuzzi bath whilst having sensory lights and music of their choice playing.

The grounds are well kept with a large grass area to the rear and sensory garden to the side. The grounds also have a car park with a disabled area. We are located in the centre of the community with local shops, supermarkets, churches and community centres.

In order to provide additional space for people supported to engage in activities and time away from the other communal areas of the home in a quiet area, a garden room has been installed. This has been designed according to the wishes and needs of the people supported in the home to maximise its benefit.

Fixby Lodge also has its own adapted vehichle which can carry up to 3 wheelchairs and 5 other passengers including the driver. This vehicle is used to take people we support to appointments and activities in the community.

Each person we support at Fixby Lodge has their own person centred care plan which is specific to them with which information has been gathered from the individual and  their circle of support.The people we support are encouraged to be as independent as possible   to live a fullfilled happy life.

We have fantastic relationships with professional bodies who work alongside the team at Fixby Lodge to provide high quality care.

The people we support are involved with the running of the home including recuitment, activity choice, décor, menus, and daily living skills with the support of their individual keyworker and the full staff team.

The people we support hold house meetings every month where they can discuss and identify any areas of importance to them.

Goals and aspirations are discussed in monthly reviews which take place with keyworkers

Activities on offer are music therapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, bowling, cinema, ice skating, shopping, meals out, theatre and many more with lots of spontaneous trips out.

The people we support are involved with the planning and interview process of for new staff to join our team. Potential candidates are suitably vetted with a full employment history and DBS obtained before being recruited. Once the person has been appointed they undergo a full 12 weeks induction including the care certificate and all mandatory training. Any further training needs identified for the service or personal progression is encouraged within Fixby Lodge.

Rota’s are planned according to the individual needs of the people being supported and according to agreed funding levels. The rotas are adjusted accordingly with extra staffing provided when required for appointments, hospital stays, activities parties etc..

We pride ourselves in being extremely person centred with the people we support at the centre of everything we do.


  • 8 spacious bedrooms each with an en-suite shower, sink, and toilet
  • Furniture including, ceiling tracking for hoisting (if required) and profiling height adjustable beds if needed
  • Large furnished lounge
  • Kitchen/dining room with height adjustable tables
  • An assisted sensory bathroom with Jacuzzi and music
  • Level access entry from the car park to the front of the property, with access to a flat patio with gardens and raised flower beds at the rear of the property
  • Specially selected light oak bedroom chests and wardrobes that match the profiling beds
  • A multi sensory and activity room
  • A laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • A wheel chair store.