Care Home

  • Announcing Our Christmas Card Competition Winners

    Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • Award Recognition for our East Midlands Team

    DSC 0494 Web SizeMembers of the team at our services across the East Midlands are celebrating after receiving multiple nominations at prestigious regional and national awards.

  • Award Success for Danshell in the West Midlands

    DSC 0332 800x536Our teams in the West Midlands have been recognised for the outstanding quality of the support given to people with learning disabilities and autism with a clutch of national award nominations.

  • Award Success for Toller Road Care Home

    Toller2The entire team at Toller Road care home are celebrating after being recognised for the high quality of personalised support they provide.

    The care home received the ‘Putting People First Award’ at the East Midlands regional Great British Care Awards, and will now go on to represent their region at the national final in February next year.

  • Coulby Lodge

    Coulby Lodge Residential Care Home with Nursing

    Coulby Lodge


    Coulby Front 3 Web SizeLocation: Hemlington, Middlesbrough     
    Number of beds: 8     
    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Care Home with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Sarah Whitaker      

    Sarah Whitaker 2017
         

    Coulby Lodge
    Hemlington Village Road,
    Hemlington TS8 9DE
    01642 049 760

                      
     

    Coulby Lodge, Danshell’s newest service is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Situated in an ideal location on the edge of Hemlington, Middlesbrough, Coulby Lodge supports up to eight adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, and who may have an autistic spectrum condition. The team also supports those who have complex behaviours and associated mental or physical health needs.

    Coulby Lodge consists of two four bedroom detached buildings, each set in their own private garden. Both buildings have their own living space and kitchen diners, to help promote independent living. All eight bedrooms are ensuite, and the people who use the service are encouraged to personalise and decorate their rooms how they want them to be.

    Overlooking the North Yorkshire countryside, the gardens have their own space for relaxing either alone or enjoying other people’s company.

    Coulby Lodge Map SmallThe service is situated in a great location with plenty of community facilities within walking distance, including a shopping centre, large supermarket, community farms, parks, a leisure centre with a large pool and other community activities.

    Just a short drive or bus ride away is Teesside Retail and Shopping Park and Middlesbrough Town Centre, Coulby Lodge is on the outskirts of some stunning countryside with Great Ayton and Stokesley just a short drive away. To see a map of the surrounding community facilities, please click here

    Coulby Lodge has Support Workers who support service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to 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. Activities depend on individual preferences and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.

    People come to Coulby Lodge for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Coulby Lodge is adaptable to the service users living there, both in the living environment, which can be changed to suit individual need, but also in the support provided, as well as length and purpose of stay. Some people will only stay for a short period of time as they gain the skills they need to feel confident in their abilities to look after themselves when they move on to a supported living environment. Others will stay for a longer period of time.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Coulby Lodge we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Danshell Consultant Nurse Wins National Award

    LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

  • Darlington Care Home Manager is Finalist at National Awards

    Care Awards logo 2017 Finalist 2Jo Crook, Manager of Hollyhurst care home in Darlington, has been named as a finalist at a national awards. Jo is in the running for ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ at the National Care Awards.

  • Ducks Halt

    Ducks Halt Independent Hospital
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    Ducks Halt


    Ducks Halt7Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex   
    Number of beds: 5   
    Gender: Female   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Nicola Darby      

    Nicola Darby 
             

    Ducks Halt
    8 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken
    Essex CO13 0DU
    01255 853 930

           
    Case Study 6
     

    Ducks Halt is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for women living with a learning disability

    Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt supports women who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental and physical health needs, and complex behaviours.

    Ducks Halt has a warm and homely atmosphere and the team support the ladies to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. It has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for them to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for their visitors.

    Onsite there is a large garden with a seating area and space for gardening and other outdoor interests, including hosting parties and spending time with the therapy dog that comes to visit the service regularly.

    Ducks Halt is close to the sea and in particular Frinton and Walton beaches, with all that a seaside town has to offer. There are local bus links to Colchester, Clacton and other outlying towns. Many of the people at Ducks Halt are supported in education at local colleges and some have paid or voluntary work placements.

    Ducks Halt has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to 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.

    People may come to Ducks Halt 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 and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Ducks Halt we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Ellen Mhor

    Ellen Mhor
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    Ellen Mhor


    Ellen Mhor exterior 1Location:
     Dundee   
    Number of beds: 12      
    Gender: Mixed        
    Age: 18+      
    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Caroline Jones     

    Caroline Jones 2017
            

    Ellen Mhor
    2-4 Ellen Street, Dundee
    Angus DD1 2QH
    01382 200 548

                     
    Case Study 1
     

    Ellen Mhor is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in a suburban area of Dundee, Ellen Mhor supports up to 12 adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, and who may have an autistic spectrum condition. The team also supports those who have complex behaviours and associated mental or physical health needs.

    Ellen Mhor is a large detached house with its own private garden situated in a quiet residential area of Dundee. Everyone at Ellen Mhor has their own en-suite bedroom and they are encouraged and supported to personalise their rooms. There is a choice of three living areas that people can choose from and a bright and airy dining room. There is a life skills kitchen and lounge area where people are supported in a small group to develop and maintain independent living skills such as menu planning and preparing their own drinks, snacks and meals. Externally there is a patio and seating areas for service users and their visitors to enjoy.

    In Dundee there are many activities for people to access, including leisure centres, cinema, theatre, markets, shops and cafes. Ellen Mhor has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to 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.

    People come to Ellen Mhor for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Ellen Mhor can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Ellen Mhor we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Essex Activity Coordinator Shortlisted for National Award

    Chantel 600x800Chantel Cumberland, Activity Coordinator at Ducks Halt care home in Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, has been shortlisted in the Activity Organiser category at the Great British Care Awards.

  • Fantastic National Award Success

    Finalist

    Danshell has been officially recognised nationally for the outstanding support our services provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Hollyhurst

    Hollyhurst Residential Service
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    Hollyhurst


    Hollyhurst exterior 1Location: Darlington    
    Number of beds: 19   
    Gender: Mixed      

    Age:
    18+

    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Jo Crook      

    Jo Crook 2017       
             

    Hollyhurst
    118 Woodland Road, Darlington
    County Durham DL3 9LN
    01325 252 002

         
    Case Study 5
     

    Hollyhurst is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults with learning disabilities

    Based in Darlington, County Durham, Hollyhurst supports adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those with complex behaviours, as well as those who have associated mental or physical health needs.

    Hollyhurst is a detached period property set in its own private gardens and accessed via a private tree lined drive. There are numerous living areas including a quiet lounge and two large communal lounges. Everyone has their own bedroom, which they are encouraged to decorate and personalise to suit their own personal style.

    There is also a supported life skills kitchen where people can plan and cook meals and snacks for themselves and their visitors. They can also spend time relaxing with their friends, family and other visitors in the family room. A computer room is open throughout the day so service users can access the internet and develop IT skills, staff are available for support with this. There is an aromatherapy room, where an aromatherapist visits once a fortnight to provide uplifting massage to service users. There is also a new multi-sensory room that can be used for relaxation or stimulation. The garden project provides opportunities for service users to participate in growing fresh vegetables in the greenhouse and allotment located in the grounds.

    In addition to the main house, within the grounds we also have Hollyhurst Lodge, a bespoke self-contained service delivering 24 hours care and support for two individuals. This service was specially designed in partnership with local commissioners and community teams to provide personalised support for two people with complex needs. Each person has their own individual living /dining room and en-suite bedroom. There is a secure shared life skills kitchen for people to learn how to cook meals and snacks for themselves and their 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.

    Hollyhurst has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to 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.

    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 and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Hollyhurst we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Hollyhurst Rated 'Good' by CQC

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    Hollyhurst residential service in Darlington has been praised by the independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission, for the quality of its care and support, receiving a ‘Good’ rating.

  • Hope House

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    Hope House


    IMG 3110 Web SizeLocation: Hartlepool     
    Number of beds: 11     
    Gender: Mixed       
    Age: 18+
    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:    
    Lorna Taggert   

    Lorna Taggart 2017   
            

    Hope House
    59 Hutton Ave, Hartlepool
    Cleveland TS26 9PW
    01429 224 442

                  
    Case Study 2
     

    Hope House contains Bespoke Residential Apartments with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in Hartlepool, Hope House is a residential care home with nursing, which delivers 24 hour care and support for up to 11 people in self-contained bespoke apartments adapted to meet their individual needs.

    The name Hope House was chosen by one of the gentlemen who moved into the service when it first opened. He said:

    "I am always hoping for something and always hoped to live in this area"

    Hope House supports adults living with a learning disability, this includes people who have additional mental and physical ill-health and complex behaviours. The individuals at Hope House may be stepping down from hospital provision or may be people who need a more robust package of care than can be provided in supported living. They may also be people who are on a care pathway towards a place of their own.

    Hope House was specially designed in partnership with local commissioners and community teams to create individual, bespoke, self-contained apartments that provide personalised support for people. The service design is split into two separate elements, based on the specific individual requirements of the people we support:

    • Hope House comprises of bespoke apartments for six men and women to live independently in their own space. Each apartment has en-suite facilities, a secure kitchenette, living and dining space, as well as access to a communal garden. One of the apartments has direct access to a specially designed private garden, giving the individual it was created for the quiet outdoor space that is needed.
    • Hope Lodge, next door to Hope House, has one en-suite bedroom and four individual apartments, each with their own kitchenette. In addition to this private space, Hope Lodge has a spacious dining kitchen, enabling the people living here to socialise and develop their independent living skills.

    Service users are supported to access local community facilities within Hartlepool town centre, which is within walking distance. A few of the community facilities available to service users at Hope House are colleges, swimming pools, a cinema and shops. The current service user group also enjoy visiting a local disco, attending a gardening club and learning how to play table tennis.

    Hope House has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to 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. Several charity events have been organised in recent months with the attendance of the local Mayor. These have been service user-led, with support from staff.

     

    Our Model of Care

    Within Hope House we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • How Do We Make a Difference? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    DSC 0429 Web SizeHow does Danshell make a difference? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.

  • Midlands Services Compete in 'Four Nations'

    DSC 0429 Web SizeAfter the success of last year’s Danshell Olympics Midlands Sports Day, Cate Ball, Toller Road’s Manager, and Activity Co-Ordinator Penny Robinson, were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better. Each service was allocated tasks to bring the day together, with the service users helping out.

  • More Award Recognition for Lockerbie Care Home Staff

    Trinity team 800x534Three of our team at Trinity House care home in Lockerbie, were shortlisted at the regional heats for the Great British Care Awards, held at the beginning of the month.

  • Most Rewarding and Challenging? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    DSC 0332 Web SizeWhat are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers and their teams.

  • MP Opens New Specialist Service in Middlesbrough

    DSCF2549 Article Thumbnail3We have made a significant investment in a new specialist service, which will provide extra care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs on Teesside.

  • National Award for Trinity House Team

    Trinity House exterior 1We are very proud to say that Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award.