Independent Living Service, York

Independent Living Services (ILS) enables adults with learning and physical disabilities to live independently in their own home. This service is based in New Earswick, York.

About the community

About the community

New Earswick is an Edwardian garden village three miles from the centre of York. It was created by Joseph Rowntree in 1902. He aimed to provide good-quality homes in a healthy and attractive environment. Today it is a thriving community. There are over 1,000 homes and a range of amenities including:

  • shops,
  • a library,
  • a swimming pool,
  • the Folk Hall and a school.

New Earswick also benefits from good public transport links. They provide easy access to both York city centre and nearby Haxby village.

Where is it?

Where is it?

Residences are across four locations in York.

Accommodation

Accommodation

The accommodation is a combination of single and shared occupancy:

  • site one – six single-occupancy, fully self-contained apartments/flats with small garden areas
  • site two – three double and one single (with sleep in) occupancy flats with shared garden to the rear
  • site three – three-bed property with shared communal areas and garden
  • site four – four-bed property with shared communal areas and garden.

Within the shared-occupancy properties, tenants have their own bedroom and share all other facilities.

Social and leisure activities

Social and leisure activities

Tenants are supported to take part in hobbies and interests, and social and leisure activities they enjoy. Group and individual trips and outings are arranged. Every tenant has the opportunity to have a holiday.

Care and support

Care and support

ILS promotes good health and social well-being, as well as helping people to feel safe and secure. Services include:

  • homecare, such as help with cleaning, laundry and shopping 
  • personal care, including support with food preparation, bathing and help with dressing
  • emotional and practical advice, for example support to manage finances
  • accompanying tenants to appointments and supporting them to take part in social activity.

Services are provided as part of a personalised care plan. They are delivered in the tenant's own home and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ILS York is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide personal care. As such it is subject to regulatory inspections. Details of the most recent inspection reports can be found by clicking on the CQC website link on this page.

Our services are relationship-centred, which means they focus on the importance of positive relationships between older people, relatives and staff. We take time to find out what is important to each individual. We provide individuals with services that best meet their needs.

Can I visit?

Can I visit?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer visits, as the residencies are privately tenanted.

Applying to join

Applying to join

If you are interested in applying for a place at ILS York, please contact your local Care Management Team who commission us to provide support under the Care Quality Commission.

Other information

Other information

Registered Manager: Wendy Berkett. 

CQC inspection

Independent Living Services - CQC inspection