Denby House

Denby House is a registered two to two residential home which accommodates young people of both genders, with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The home is situated within easy reach of local amenities, Horbury town centre and within close proximity to the M1 motorway and Wakefield.

Manager: Vicky Cawthorne

Age of Young People

Denby House can accommodate young people of any age; however normally they are between 8 and 18 years old. The admission process is robust and the young people’s needs are considered, including age, stage and emotional development and the completion of a shared living risk assessment which allows the young people’s needs to be carefully matched with co-residents this is to ensure that the placements are in the best interests of both young people.

At Denby House, we prefer planned placements as this gives new young people the opportunity to visit the home and meet the staff team and if there are other young people in placement prior to them moving in.


Denby House is a four-bedroom detached home with a fully enclosed rear garden ideal for outdoor activities and summer BBQ’s and a paved driveway at the front and side of the property. The ground floor consists of a living room, dining/kitchen area, bathroom and a conservatory. The first floor comprises of four bedrooms – two young people’s bedroom fully furnished, a staff sleep room, an office/sleep room.

All shared areas of the home are accessible to young people. In the interest of confidentiality young people do not have access to the staff office.

At Denby House we endeavour to ensure that a warm homely environment is created to inspire young people to feel safe and secure. The daily routine of the home is centred on the young people’s needs. We make every effort to involve young people as much as possible with the decisions around the home for example, we encourage young people to personalise their surroundings by actively participating in choosing decoration and furnishings for the home, putting up photographs and personalising their own room.

Denby House staff adopt partnership principals to provide specialised support to young people with additional needs. Through working in partnership with identified agencies in line with the individual needs of the young person, life enhancing strategies and practices can be implemented.