The service is split into 2 sections, the main house with 6 en-suite bedrooms and single occupancy flats for 3 individuals who may require additional support.
3 single occupancy flats – These self-contained living areas provide the opportunity for 3 individuals with more challenging needs to live in their own space with staff support. Each flat has a lounge, kitchen/diner and en-suite bedroom. These 3 flats are located in the grounds of Thornfield Grange and each has its own garden, whilst also having access to the service’s main gardens.
6 en-suite bedrooms with multiple lounges and dining facilities, Thornfield Grange has a range of facilities that are accessible to all individuals. These include an Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills kitchen, a state of the art sensory room designed to develop and engage individual’s senses. Within the grounds, there is an allotment, which is looked after by the residents. Other outdoor activities are available and there is a large lawn with patio and seating areas for residents and their visitors to enjoy as well as a sensory garden.
Thornfield Grange is an impressive period property situated in the bustling market town of Bishop Auckland, surrounded by beautiful County Durham countryside. We provide a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to family and outside agencies.
We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration. On-site we have our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) who assist and support us to provide outcome based care and support pathways.
Just a short walk from Thornfield Grange is the centre of town where residents can access the local amenities including a pharmacy, convenience store, pubs, restaurants and an arts complex. Days out are popular at Thornfield Grange and Auckland Castle is just a short drive away with its deer park that is ideal for summer picnics or long walks.
Thornfield Grange is accredited by the National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation programme. This is an internationally-recognised process of support and development for all those providing services to individuals with autism. It provides a structured framework and advisory support in order for the provision to reflect on its current practice and continue to develop in line with the latest thinking around working with individuals with autism.
- En-suite bedrooms, which residents are supported to personalise
- 3 bespoke single person flats
- Multiple good sized living and dining areas
- An Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills kitchens
- Sensory room
- Large gardens including seating area, allotment and sensory garden
- Internet café
Our community links:
- Town centre
- Pubs & restaurants
- Arts complex
- Auckland Castle with a deer park
- Leisure centre
- Walks by the river
- Great public transport links to local towns and cities
Our resident profile:
- Adults from the age of 18 years
- Individuals with a diagnosis of autism and learning disability
- Behaviours that may challenge
- Communication challenges
- Associated complex needs
- Likely history of multiple exclusions and placement or family breakdowns
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