Malsis Hall, which is based in Glusburn near Keighley, has increased its care home beds from 19 to 35 due to growing demand from commissioners.

The new beds, which have received Care Quality Commission approval, are fully accessible to cater for individuals with complex physical and mobility issues as well as their mental ill-health.

As the number of referrals increase, further nurses and support workers will be recruited, leading to more employment opportunities for local people.

Malsis Hall specialises in supporting people with complex mental health conditions along their recovery journey. As well as the care home beds, which are in small suites, there are also more independent studio apartments, which provide a clear care pathway and give various living and support options to match needs, whilst enabling the individual to live in the least restrictive environment safely.

Sally-Anne Redhead, Registered Manager at Malsis Hall said: “At Malsis Hall, we place the emphasis on maximising quality of life and reducing admissions to hospital.

“Working closely with both the local authority and the Care Quality Commission, this has led to registering more care home beds to holistically support people with complex mental health conditions on their journey to recovery and independence.

“Government guidelines are aimed at ensuring individuals spend the least time possible in a hospital setting, and our step-down services have had significant success in enabling people to be as safe and independent as they possibly can be and provide a clear care pathway back into the community.”