Newbus Grange Independent Autism Service in County Durham
Newbus Grange is an independent hospital situated near Darlington, County Durham. It provides assessment and intervention for up to 17 men living with autism, a learning disability and complex needs. The service can also support individuals who may be detained under the Mental Health Act and those who have behaviours perceived as challenging or who have significant difficulties with social engagement
People come to Newbus Grange for the following reasons; they could be moving on from a home environment, supported living or from a residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may come following a placement at an NHS or other specialist autism or learning disability service. Or it may be that they are moving on following a stay at a secure unit.
Newbus Grange provides a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to home and outside agencies. Newbus Grange is registered with the National Autistic Society and working towards NAS accreditation which provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for organisations throughout the UK and across the world.
About Newbus Grange
Newbus Grange is an impressive period property situated in a quiet semi-rural location. The service is accessed via a picturesque treelined driveway and is set in its own extensive grounds. Within Newbus Grange there are many good sized living areas that people can choose to use. Other facilities include a sensory room, a sensory bathroom, massage therapy room, a well-stocked arts and crafts room and a music and movement room. In addition there is a life skills kitchen where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food for themselves.
Within the grounds there is an allotment, which is looked after by the people who use the service, a greenhouse, sensory garden, trim trail and cycle path. Newbus Grange has fishing rights for an area of the River Tees close by. There is a large lawn with patio and seating areas for people and their visitors to enjoy. Within walking distance of Newbus Grange are the beautiful villages of Neasham and Hurworth on Tees, where riverside walks and picnics are popular. Hurworth on Tees also offers the usual local amenities including a pharmacy, convenience store, pubs and restaurants.
Newbus Grange sponsors the annual Hurworth Country Fair where they are always made welcome by the local village and other visitors to the event. Newbus Grange is located a short drive from the historic market town of Darlington. Here there are many community and Autism friendly activities for people to access. These include leisure centres, cinema, theatre, markets, shops and cafes.
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