Newbus Grange

Hurworth Road, Neasham, Darlington, DL2 1PE

Based in the beautiful countryside near Darlington, County Durham, Newbus Grange provides assessment and treatment for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

Newbus Grange provides a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to home, the community and outside agencies. An impressive period property situated in a quiet semi-rural location, the service is accessed via a picturesque tree-lined driveway and is set in its own extensive grounds.

Newbus Grange has dedicated activity coordinators who support people 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.

At the end of 2017, Newbus Grange received two national accreditations. The first was the Accreditation for Inpatient Learning Disability Mental Health Services (AIMS-LD) from the Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The second accreditation was Autism Accreditation from by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Both of these accreditations made comment to the fantastic person-centred approach at Newbus Grange.

Newbus Grange ensures the focus remains entirely on enabling the people they support to have the highest quality of life, choice, independence and happiness.

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms – individuals are encouraged to personalise their rooms
  • Choice of many good sized living areas
  • A number of rooms dedicated to activities and learning skills – Massage therapy room, well-stocked arts and crafts room, music and movement room, life skills kitchen
  • Sensory room and sensory bathroom
  • Large gardens including an allotment, sensory garden, patio with outdoor seating, trim trail and cycle path

Community links:

  • Library
  • Shopping centres
  • Cinema
  • Swimming pool
  • Fishing rights for an area of the River Tees close by
  • Hurworth and Neasham villages
  • Riverside walks
  • Markets
  • Cafés and restaurants

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