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Kemple View,
Longsight Road,
Blackburn, Lancashire

Services Key

  • Mental Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Trauma and Addiction

Kemple View

Kemple View is a 90 bedded site offering 56 Low Secure beds and 34 Locked Rehabilitation beds catering to the treatment needs of service users with a Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder, maximising their opportunity for recovery, rehabilitation and independent living.

This hospital also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering a Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients over the age of 50. A higher profile is given to this patient group's physical healthcare, complex psychiatric needs and where required, mobility and daily living aids.

Our approach

Kemple View has a variety of bespoke, award winning, evidenced based therapies available to patients including:

  • DBT
  • CBT
  • Offence focused interventions

We also focus on community practice to ensure generalisability of learning.

All therapies can be delivered in group or on an individual basis, and are tailor made for the patients with mental disorders and differing cognitive abilities to ensure responsivity issues are addressed. Lack of motivation and lack of insight are specifically identified as a focus for therapy rather than a barrier to it. We offer an evidence-based individualised treatment approach for example, the holistic integrated treatment model for Mental Disorder and Substance Misuse service users

Across all wards the Occupational Therapy service has a specific focus on the development and establishment of functional skills ranging from:

  • Promoting independence in personal care tasks
  • Developing optimum competence in more complex tasks such as managing a budget or engaging in work type occupations

Kemple View service benefits from access to a wide range of community based voluntary experience, supported work and recreational activities.

These therapeutic interventions are delivered within a facilitating environment, using positive psychological approaches to ensure effective learning and behavioural change. Kemple View is an accredited centre of excellence for RAID, and a Mindful site and our highly specialist clinicians have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of men with complex psychiatric needs.

More info

We believe the environment in which treatment takes places is just as important as the therapy itself so out facility provides:

  • Horticultural and Occupational Therapy areas
  • A gym
  • Recovery College
  • Art and Woodwork workshops
  • Therapy rooms
  • Social area
  • Public transport links to nearby towns of Blackburn and Preston
  • Beautiful grounds with views over Ribble Valley
Number Beds 
The Team 
Mike Bennett, Operations Director, North

Mike Bennett, Operations Director, North and Regional Executive Director North West and Midlands region, is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in specialist mental health care with a passion for making a difference to people’s lives.

Mags Gallagher, Hospital Director

Mags Gallagher, Hospital Director of Kemple View, is a professionally qualified Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurse with 27 years Post Registration experience.  She has worked mainly in the field of challenging behaviours within medium secure psychiatric settings, both in the NHS and independent sector.

Hospital Services Detail 
Mental Disorder
54 Beds
Mental Disorder
10 Beds
Mental Disorder
26 Beds


From M6

  • Exit at Junction 31 of M6 Northbound and move into the right-hand lane of the slip-road.
  • Turn right (last exit) at the first roundabout, following signs for A59, this will take you under the motorway and onto a second roundabout.
  • Go straight across at the second roundabout (first available exit), again following signs for A59, follow the dual carriageway for about 3/4 mile.
  • At the top of the hill, as the road starts to flatten out, you will emerge from a wooded area and pass a disused petrol station on your left (now demolished).
  • Keep in the left-hand lane at this point, as you begin to pass the Swallow Hotel, move left into the slip road (for A59) and follow the road round to the left, just before the traffic lights (this slip-road is not controlled by the lights).
  • Follow the A59 for about 5 miles, past the large BAE Systems (Aerospace) site, over a roundabout (1st exit), through Osbaldeston (40 mph limit + speed camera) etc. until you reach some traffic lights. Go straight across at these lights and through Copster Green (40 mph limit + another speed camera).
  • At Copster Green there is a restaurant called You & Yu on the left hand side, follow the road for a further mile, you will see a filter in the road ahead - turn right on to The Rydings, (Longsight Nursery Garden Centre is on the left).
  • Follow the road up to the right and turn onto The Dales (there is a post box on the right).
  • Follow the signs to Kemple View and proceed until you reach the main car park. Follow the signs for Reception.

By Train

The nearest train station is Langho which is on the Manchester Victoria to Clitheroe line. We are a taxi ride from the station.