Redlands in Darlington is a Residential Service for Adults with a Learning Disability
Redlands is a residential care home, located in Darlington, County Durham. The service can support up to five adults who are living with a learning disability and who have complex needs. The service can also support people who may have associated mental or physical health needs. People come to Redlands for many reasons. They may be moving on following a stay at a NHS or other specialist learning disability service or may need more support than can be offered in supported living. They may also require a little extra support during a difficult period in their life, or be on a pathway towards a place of their own.
At Redlands we believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else. At Redlands we enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, 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.
Redlands is a large detached house set in a large garden, close to the market town of Darlington. There is a choice of living and dining areas areas for people to use and a large kitchen for preparing food. Everyone has their own en-suite bedroom and is supported to personalise and decorate as they wish. Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Redlands and people are encouraged to prepare food and drink for themselves and their visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a key element of daily life at Redlands. Externally there is an established garden with a patio and seating areas for service users to relax on their own or with visitors.
Within walking distance from Redlands are local amenities including, shops, a post office, cafes and pubs. Also a short distance away is Darlington town centre, offering many more community facilities for individuals to access including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings.
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