Oswald House

Adult Mental Health Care Service in Lancashire

Oswald House is a specialist residential service providing rehabilitation, care and support to vulnerable women with complex mental health issues. We want every individual we look after to feel as if they are being supported by a family member and to feel completely at home and at ease in our service.


Capacity up to 9

Mental Health

Female Only


We provide care to women with complex mental health issues.

This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Click here to view our latest report & rating.

Our service is a large detached house located in Lancashire, containing nine en-suite bedrooms. As we support women with histories of abuse, it is important to us that each individual feels safe from the very first day they arrive at our service. Once our residents feel comfortable, we work together on their personal recovery journey.

We work closely with each resident to help build their confidence, offering care, support and rehabilitation. At Oswald House we’re committed to supporting our residents to be independent, confident, and resilient. We have a specialist team that provides our residents the opportunity to grow and maintain a healthy level of good physical and mental wellbeing.

We understand that all the people we support have different needs, so alongside their key workers, families, and medical professionals we ensure that the support we provide is bespoke in every detail. Each person has a comprehensive support plan which covers every aspect of their care and support, taking in to account any concerns and issues that may arise and ensuring all needs and requirements are met enabling them to live the very best life possible.

We support women who may have have suffered sexual and/or physical abuse, or who history of substance abuse. Some of our residents stay with us longer-term, others just for a short time before moving on.

We use the nationally recognised ‘Recovery Star’ tool to help the people we care for self-measure their progress. To make sure our residents receive consistent care and support, we also use a model of care informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is recommended by the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) for women with particular mental health diagnoses who have a history of self-harming and suicidal behaviour.

By believing in better, we help our residents to achieve more every day and to continue to develop and grow. We want every individual we look after to feel as if they are being supported by a family member and to feel completely at home and at ease in our service.

Conditions we support, but are not limited to:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse

9 Bedrooms

Purposefully small Oswald House has capacity for up to 9 female residents allowing for a calm, relaxing environment.

En-suite bathrooms

We have en-suite facilities meaning each resident has the upmost privacy when in our care allowing them their own personal space.

Lounge area

There is a large lounger area allowing for residents to convene and to interact in a communal setting during their recovery. 

Kitchen / dining area

Oswald House has a large kitchen / dining area for communal eating where everyone is encouraged to convene.

Large garden

We have a large garden where residents are encouraged to cultivate plant life whilst learning new skills in the process.

Minibus for outings

Day trips and other outings are always pre-planned and we like to travel in style with our own minibus allowing for safe travel.

Download our Brochure

Our goal is to care for people and help them lead rich, rewarding and meaningful lives, however that looks for them. Download our brochure to learn more about the services we provide at Active Care Group.

Commitment to Quality

At Oswald House we have aligned and agreed our strategic goals to define what we want our organisation to achieve. This means we have also aligned them with the five domains of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection standards to ensure we provide the very best care possible to all our residents.

Passionate about people, passionate about care.

We don’t just look after the clinical needs of the people we support. We look after the person, including their personal, social and emotional needs. Through highly flexible, personalised support can make a difference not just to the person with the condition, but to their family and friends as well. Let some of our residents and members of their families tell you about how we’ve been able to help them and their loved ones.


Deliver life-changing care & develop your career with us.

At Active Care Group we’re always interested in speaking to people passionate about care. As the UK’s leading provider of Complex Care we have a wide variety of flexible roles with personal career pathways that enable staff to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise within a supportive community.

Our Address

12 Oswald Street, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 3JF

Contact Number

Tel: 01254 231275

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We’re here to talk to you about any care needs you may require. We have a dedicated team ready to assist you with whatever you need. Active Care Group has been providing complex care for over 30 years.

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