Hollyhurst

118 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9LN

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Bed: 22

Hollyhurst is a specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Darlington, County Durham. The specialist MDT led team support individuals who have additional mental or physical health needs and behaviours that may challenge.

The team specialise on taking people who are in a crisis. Depending on the individual’s level of need, we provide different levels of support within 3 areas:

14 beds in the main house – there are a number of living areas including a quiet lounge and two large communal lounges. In addition, the service has a resident’s café, life skills kitchen, IT room as well as a relaxation room. Everyone has their own bedroom, some of which are en-suite, which they are encouraged to decorate and personalise to suit their own personal style.

4 single occupancy flats – these bespoke flats provide individuals with more complex support needs in their own space to live more independently with staff support. We support individuals to gain the skills needed for moving on to
supported living.

Hollyhurst Lodge – within the grounds, this 2 bedroom bungalow is a bespoke self-contained service delivering 24 hour support for two individuals. This service was specially designed in partnership with local commissioners and community teams to provide personalised support for two adults with complex needs.

Hollyhurst is a detached period property is set in its own private gardens which is accessed by a private tree-lined driveway. Located in the town of Darlington, the residents have access to a great range of recreational and leisure facilities as well as being just a short drive away from some beautiful County Durham countryside.

Hollyhurst has a dedicated activity coordinator who supports residents to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable individuals to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

Individuals come to Hollyhurst for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, the team can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support.

Our facilities:

  • Multiple lounges
  • Spacious dining room
  • 4 gardens with seating, allotment, greenhouse and football pitch
  • Relaxation room
  • Café area
  • Bespoke accommodation for individuals with more complex support needs
  • Life skills kitchen

Our community links:

  • Shops and restaurants
  • Swimming pools and leisure centres
  • Vocational opportunities
  • Community facilities specialising for individuals with learning disabilities
  • Great transport links

Our resident profile:

  • Adults from the age of 18+ years
  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability or autism accompanied with behaviours that challenge including mental illness or a forensic background
  • Individuals with a secondary diagnosis of personality disorder or autism
  • May have communication challenges
  • May have associated complex needs
  • May have physical health needs
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