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Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind.  Registered Charity No. 1051674.  Limited Company No. 3133015



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Ostley House is an attractive Victorian house, situated in its own grounds, on the outskirts of Barrow, approximately two miles from the town centre. The Home has been extended and improved to offer first class residential accommodation only. Ostley House provides specialist care facilities for up to 44 residents of either sex with a sensory impairment over and under 65 years of age. We also offer residential accommodation for older people without sensory impairment.


The original building is a three-storey construction, containing two lounges, kitchen and nine single bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. They are accessible by both stairs and a passenger lift.


In addition, there are three ground floor wings. The Abbey Wing, was opened in January 1990 by Viscount Whitelaw and contains seven single bedrooms with private facilities, a purpose built bathroom with an Arjo bath with electric seat and a large lounge with a television and modern sound system. We also have an induction loop installed for those who are hard of hearing. This lounge provides access to two patios and landscaped gardens.


The Croasdell Wing, was officially opened by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Kent, in March 1995 and contains eight single bedrooms with private facilities and also a large bathroom with an Arjo bath with electric seat for the comfort and safety of the user.


The Harriett Tyson Wing, was officially opened on 30 April 1998 and contains seven bedrooms with private facilities and a purpose built bathroom with a medic bath. Three of these bedrooms have been designed to accommodate two residents (e.g. a married couple) should the need arise.


The Nan Tait Suite was officially opened on 29 January 2002 by the Mayor of Barrow-in-Furness, Councillor Mrs P J M Smith. The suite comprises two single bedrooms with specially adapted en suite facilities in which a new design has been installed for the greater comfort of residents.

The Dorothy Rowley Wing, our most recent completed development, opened in January 2008, providing a further eight bedrooms at first and second floor levels, increasing the capacity in our Home to a maximum of 44 places.

All bedrooms have T.V. points with Freeview facility. Also sky, which can be accessed for a connection charge together with a rental charge depending upon the amount of channels viewed. Arrangements can be made to have a telephone installed. Residents are encouraged to bring their personal effects and small items of furniture with them. We have a modern Nurse Call System and security cameras are installed throughout the home. The Home also has full central heating.


Our next plans to develop Ostley House involve building and running a 11 bedroom dementia unit.  To enable this to happen we are funding the Dementia Unit Appeal.  For more information CLICK HERE

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