Willow House

229 Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8LS

Located within the community of Edgbaston, Birmingham, Willow House is a specialist residential service supporting up to eight individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support people who have associated mental and physical health needs, as well as those with complex behaviours.

Willow House is a detached house with two comfy living areas, a dining room and a conservatory where people can have private time with their families, friends or other visitors. Everyone has their own en-suite bedroom, which they are encouraged to personalise and decorate to make their own. There is a life skills kitchen where people can plan and cook meals for themselves and their visitors. Willow House also has a pretty garden with seating areas for relaxing outside with friends.

The team at Willow House aim to promote individuals’ independence. They do this by working closely with people to ensure that their wishes, needs and interests are met. Willow House has monthly house meetings and residents have voted for one individual to be the activity leader, taking on the task of planning the social calendar. The service also has a dedicated activity coordinator who supports residents to have individual activity plans, based on each person’s likes and hobbies.

The activity coordinator leads monthly trips to local historic and cultural sights, which everyone enjoys. There are also frequent trips in to Birmingham city centre to visit shops, the large library, local museums and restaurants. Nearby Cadbury World is also very popular!

People may come to Willow House for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Choice of living areas
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Life skills kitchen
  • Garden with seating areas

Community links:

  • Birmingham city centre
  • Shops
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Cadbury World 

Willow House in the news


Midlands Service User Forum a Real Success

Service users from Cedar Vale, Wast Hills, Willow House and Toller Road in the Midlands meet up every other month for a forum, which they named Helping Hands. The forum has proven to be a real success.

A glitter filled Christmas card competition!

We are delighted to show you the winners of our annual Christmas card competition. People we support in some of our learning disability services were busy throughout November creating some wonderful Christmas cards.

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