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River View

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Victoria House lounge 1 websizeLocation: Darlington    
Number of beds: 6 (split between neighbouring properties)  
Gender: Mixed     
Age: 18+
Service: Residential 

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Louise Vollans     

Louise Vollans     

River View
30/31 Victoria Embankment
Darlington, County Durham DL1 5JR
01325 244 960

Case Study 9 Bev

River View is a Residential Care Home for adults living with a learning disability

River View is a residential care home, located in Darlington, County Durham. The service can support up to six people who are living with a learning disability and whose behaviours may be perceived as challenging. The service can also support people who may have associated mental or physical health needs.

River View is made up of two Victorian properties on a quiet street, opposite the river Skerne. It is a bespoke service and is adaptable to people’s changing needs. There is a choice of living and kitchen-dining areas for people to use. Everyone has their own bedroom and are encouraged to personalise and decorate as they wish. The service has bedrooms on the first floor as well as accessible bedrooms on the ground floor for those who have mobility difficulties.

Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at River View and people are encouraged to prepare food and drink for themselves and their visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a very important part of life at River View. Externally there are two bright and sunny outdoor areas with flower pots and hanging baskets and shaded seating areas for relaxing with friends.

Within walking distance from River View is Darlington town centre, which has many community facilities for people to access including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. River View has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports people to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies.

Our Model of Care

Within River View 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.

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