Whorlton Hall’s Activity Hub is Now Open!

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Whorlton Hall’s Activity Coordinators, Jamie Oliver and Audrey Jones, have been hard at work creating a brand new ‘Activity Hub’ that had its grand opening at the end of August.

Whorlton Hall is our independent hospital in the North East, located in a picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham. The team at Whorlton Hall supports individuals living with a learning disability and ensure they live full and active lives.

There was much excitement from both service users and staff with the announcement of the new Activity Hub and a full schedule was planned for its first week in action.

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Me and My Support Group

Every so often in our services, the key worker groups change due to new staff joining and others leaving. Instead of staff deciding which person should be the key worker for each service user, they hand it over to the service users.

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Danshell Olympics

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Our services in the Midlands have been celebrating the Rio Olympics by hosting a Danshell Midlands Regional Olympics. The event was held on the same day as the Olympics Opening ceremony, perfect for getting everyone excited about the games to come.

The four Midlands services worked together to produce an all-inclusive day, where both service users and staff took part in events, promoting fitness and teamwork for everyone involved.

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Significant Improvement to Hollyhurst Residential Care Home

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Hollyhurst, our resicdential care service in Darlington, has undergone a significant investment to refurbish the home, with service users playing a full part in the plans.

A number of bedrooms have been re-configured to provide modern en-suite bathrooms, with walk-in showers, supporting the privacy and dignity of service users.

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