Hollyhurst Residential Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Hollyhurst is a residential care service with nursing, located in Darlington, County Durham. The service can support up to 16 adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs and whose behaviours may be perceived as challenging. The service can also support people who may have an associated mental or physical health need. People may come to Hollyhurst for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting or require a little support during a difficult period in their life or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own. At Hollyhurst we believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else.
Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, work and leisure as appropriate to their individual needs. Community based activities give people opportunities to meet others, experience new activities, participate in leisure activities and practice social skills. Activities depend on individual preferences and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.
Hollyhurst is a detached period property set in its own private gardens and accessed via a private tree lined drive. There are seven living areas including a quiet lounge and two gender specific lounges. Everyone has their own bedroom and people are encouraged to personalise and decorate their rooms how they want them to be. There is a supported kitchen where people can plan and cook meals and snacks for themselves and their visitors.
Hollyhurst has a family room where people can have private time with their family or other visitors. Within walking distance is the market town of Darlington which has many community facilities for people to access including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings.
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