Communal care

Just minutes away from the beautiful landscapes and wildlife of the Peak District and its national park, is Mickley Hall, run by Howdens charitable partner, Leonard Cheshire Disability...

Mickley Hall, Leonard Cheshire Disability

Mickley Hall is one of over 100 homes, providing nursing care, and a range of services for physically disabled adults.

Mickley Hall offers its residents a wide range of daily activities including games, music sessions, arts and crafts, gardening and photography. For many residents in Leonard Cheshire care homes, preparing food is an important and enjoyable part of life. 

In November 2016, Howdens’ Sheffield depot was involved in the design and installation of a new communal kitchen. The existing kitchen was very old and outdated having been one of the first to be donated, when the partnership between Leonard Cheshire and Howdens was formed. Kitchen designers, Sam Hedges and Rob Ward worked closely with the staff from Mickley Hall to create a kitchen which incorporates facilities for all levels of mobility.

The new kitchen features an electric rise and fall worktop, extending corner units and pull down shelves to offer easy accessibility. The modified kitchen is attractive, modern and suitable for people with a wide range of disabilities, as well as being a social hub for the care home.