Henshaws - 1 The Avenue Knaresborough

1 The Avenue , Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0NL


  • How an iPad helped Anita’s independence
  • Staying Away
  • Graham's a Cover Star


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In Knaresborough, Henshaws Housing and Support offers a Residential Care service for 5 people with a range of disabilities at our specially adapted house.

1 The Avenue is situated in a residential area of Knaresborough with easy access to local services and facilities.

In addition to long term stays, we can provide support for a Reablement placement or emergency respite care.

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Henshaws - 1 The Avenue Knaresborough

Address: 1 The Avenue, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0NL

Website: http://henshaws.org.uk

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How an iPad helped Anita’s independence

Anita with her arm around Erica

The novelty of being able to make calls on her own helped Anita gain an incredible skill...

Anita's story (shared via Erica - Rehabilitation Officer)

“Anita is an exceptional lady, who has been with Henshaws for over 25 years. Living in a Housing & Support home, and using Disability Support Services, Anita has really maximised her independence and is always keen to learn new skills.

Anita has dual sensory loss, meaning that she is registered sight and hearing impaired. She is a dual hearing aid user and mainly uses British Sign Language (BSL) along with some of her own signs to communicate.

Anita is very close to her family, and visits often. Since they don’t live locally, Anita’s mum calls her weekly for a catch up, but always had to rely on staff interpreting the conversation for Anita. Anita’s keyworker thought that video chatting technology could allow Anita to communicate directly with her mum, and that’s where we came in.
Anita likes a challenge, and learning to use an iPad certainly proved an interesting experience! I worked with her to get her comfortable with touching a screen, and the novelty of seeing her face in front of her.

After a few practise calls, Anita is now able to call her mum whenever she likes. Her mum waves at her, shares a few basic signs, and gives her little tours
of her home, showing her what she’s been up to or things she’s bought. It’s made such a difference – she feels more independent, and loves not relying on staff to make and interpret calls. She’s so confident using a iPad, she even bought her own. Staff supported her to choose the model, and of course she picked a colour in red, her favourite colour.

Anita is an amazing lady. Through training and learnt routes, she travels independently in the local area. Every opportunity is open to Anita, and she's always looking for ways to develop her independence even further. She decided to take up waterskiing, which she loves, and we can't wait to see what challenge she'll take on next."

Erica - Rehabilitation Officer, Disability Support Services


Associated document

Annual Review 14-15 electronic version.pdf (.pdf, 3.61 MB)

Last updated on 30 March 2016.

Staying Away

Jon in shopping centre

One individual, (Jon) has recently spent a night away at a hotel in Leeds. Earlier last year, he spent a night away in a hotel in York. Both were with staff support. While to many, this may not seem like anything special, to (Jon), it has marked a huge achievement. He is dual sensory impaired, and had always refused to ever spend a night away from the home, with its familiar surroundings, where he can feel independent. His key worker worked closely with him over a long period of time, to help him build up the confidence to do these trips. They were both really successful and he greatly enjoyed them. He has now asked to spend two nights away in a hotel in Scarborough later this year.


Last updated on 17 June 2015.

Graham's a Cover Star

Cover of 2012-13 Annual Review

Graham lives at 1 The Avenue, and is the coverstar of Henshaws Annual Review. Check out his feature here: http://bit.ly/17pJdhY

Last updated on 03 February 2015.

For the love of art

Artist Jon with one of his sculptural pieces

Check out our blog post about Jon, who lives at 1 The Avenue. He's a prolific artist who happens to be deafblind: http://henshaws.org.uk/blog/for-the-love-of-art/

Last updated on 03 February 2015.

Latest News


We offer regular outings and holidays for people who use our service, either on a 1-1 basis, or part of a larger group. One individual has just returned from a weekend away in Wales, while another has taken part in a water skiing activity in Knaresborough. People who live here also attend vocational training at nearby Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre.

Last updated on 18 October 2013.

Key facts about this care service

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Size of care home

Small5 beds

Registered manager in post

Yes registered manager in post

Annual staff turnover

Lower than average with a value of 0%

Staff qualifications

100%of staff holding, or working towards, a relevant qualification.

Food hygiene rating

No rating available

Type of care provided by this organisation

Care home without nursing

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Alternative care options

Information and advice about suitable care and support.

Last updated on 30 March 2016.

Information supplied by Henshaws Society for Blind People