Malsis Hall

Malsis Hall is a refurbished country house and estate that provides a Care Home with Nursing as well as a Care Home without Nursing. There is also a purpose-built Hospital on site along with more independent Studio Apartments. This provides a clear care pathway and gives various living and support options to match need, whilst enabling the individual to live in the least restrictive environment safely.

The service holistically supports people with complex mental health conditions on their journey to recovery and independence. We strive to provide quality care and support to enable the person to be as safe and independent as they possibly can be and that they have a clear care pathway back into the community.

We provide opportunities to develop and maintain skills and coping strategies needed for everyday life. We pride ourselves on early intervention and our pathway at Malsis Hall ensures the person builds and develops confidence enabling them to successfully progress down the various available living options on-site to living in the community.

We place emphasis on maximising quality of life and reducing admissions to hospital.

Service User Profile

Men & women aged 18 or over whom;

  • Have complex needs with a diagnosed mental health condition
  • Informal or detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
  • Individuals under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and DoLs
  • Presenting with complex and challenging behaviours relating to their mental health
  • Requiring a bespoke treatment pathway
  • Experiencing failed or difficult placements and whom would benefit from a period of rehabilitation in a patient centred, recovery focused environment
  • Presenting with treatment resistant mental health disorders
  • People moving down the care pathway from secure or acute accommodation

Quotes from a Service User currently at Malsis Hall

“The ward was very well staffed the entire time. They had made sure they had got food that met my dietary and religious needs from the day I arrived.”

“Malsis Hall is different to most other care homes and hospitals from the Registered Manager through to the Support Workers, Cleaner’s, Maintenance staff everybody knows your name.”

“Everybody gets along with each other despite their differences and there is the quiet lounge to escape to if everyone gets too much.”

“There are always staff around to assist you with cooking, laundry, take you for walks.”

“I think that it is symbolic of the ethos and environment they are trying to create at Malsis Hall – one of it being your home whilst ever you are here, a place that is honest and open and somewhere that each individual is cared for as a person – not a number.”

Service Overview

Malsis Hall offers a therapeutic environment providing effective treatment and rehabilitation through collaboratively working with and empowering each individual. We develop individual pathways that are positive giving each person purpose and goals which are achievable. Interventions focus on positive risk taking and all interventions are recovery based.

The pathway provided on site which includes hospital beds through to independent living apartments supports this rehabilitative approach.

We are a community facing service encouraging integration and independence through engagement and empowerment to enable positive and sustained outcomes.

  • An initial Care Plan is formulated prior to admission and continues upon admission once the multidisciplinary team have completed a full assessment
  • A full Care Programme Approach (CPA) begins within three months of admission and six monthly thereafter unless other arrangements are agreed
  • A holistic approach is promoted, meeting personalised treatment goals to maximise the opportunity for community living
  • There are close links with education, local support groups and real life work opportunities to facilitate community integration
  • Comprehensive and regular risk assessments are undertaken in collaboration with each individual
  • Developing and maintaining social networks that are important to the individual
  • Continuity of care across the whole care pathway from a dedicated multi-disciplinary team

Meet Our Clinical Team

Lisa Gardner – Service Director/Registered Manager

With over 30 years’ as a Qualified Nurse Lisa brings a wealth of skills and experience to her role at Malsis Hall. Having managed Hospitals, Care Homes with and without Nursing, Respite services, Activity Centres and a Befriending service this gives Lisa an insight into all areas of health and social care..

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Dr Steve Wilkinson – Group Medical Director

Steve started working in mental health services as a trainee General Practitioner, changing to work exclusively in mental health services and now has over 25 years’ experience working in both community and hospital settings.

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Anne Blacklock – Customer Relationship Manager for the Midlands and the North

Anne has worked within the health and social care industry for over 25 years, graduating from Liverpool University as an Occupational Therapist. Anne has worked across secure services within the NHS and the independent sector. She has also worked in specialised commissioning where she gained further knowledge of Service User care pathways and their experiences.

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Robyn Houston – Care Home Manager

Robyn has worked within the health and social care sector for many years, following completing her nursing degree at Leeds University. She presents a wealth of current practical and theoretical expertise in care at all levels.

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An Environment Suited to Recovery

Malsis Hall is close to the villages of Glusburn and Crosshills enabling community links and access to local shops and amenities.

It benefits from extensive and peaceful grounds giving views to the surrounding countryside. The service is split across various buildings and includes;

Shelton House – 4 x eight bedded hospital suites focusing on engagement and individual needs assessments

Malsis Hall – providing six en-suite bedrooms and one apartment that provides a care home setting with Nursing which develops relapse prevention skills and symptom management

Frost House & Pullen Cottages – providing 12 self-contained apartments with or without Nursing input for more independent living to support a seamless transition into the community

There are extensive facilities on-site including; occupational kitchens, numerous lounge and dining areas, activity and occupation spaces, private gardens with outdoor seating, a gymnasium, a chapel and family rooms. Community access is highly valued and promoted wherever possible.

Each environment is extremely comfortable, spacious and homely providing opportunities for people to feel safe and secure and which promotes recovery.

Pre-Admission Assessment

  • We aim to complete a Multidisciplinary assessment on all referrals within 3 working days. This involves an initial review of documentation, followed by a detailed clinical interview by two-members of the team and the person in their current setting.
  • We are committed to keeping families and previous carers involved at all times as we begin the care planning journey focusing on recovery, transition and discharge whether to one of our internal cottages/apartments or into a community-based living setting.


At Malsis Hall we recognise keeping in contact with family and friends is an integral part of any recovery journey. We encourage relatives and friends to visit at any time and are committed to supporting the family as a whole.


Malsis Hall, Malsis Drive, off Colne Road, Glusburn, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 8FH

01535 286240