Hollyhurst

118 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9LN

Hollyhurst is a specialist residential service supporting up to 19 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 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 for people to access the internet and develop IT skills, with support from staff if needed.

There is an aromatherapy room, where an aromatherapist visits once a fortnight to provide uplifting massage. There is also a new multi-sensory room that can be used for relaxation or stimulation. The garden project provides opportunities for individuals to participate in growing fresh vegetables in the greenhouse and allotment located in the grounds.

Within the grounds is Hollyhurst Lodge, a bespoke self-contained service delivering 24 hour 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.

Hollyhurst has a dedicated activity coordinator who supports residents 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.

Our facilities:

  • Bedrooms – some en-suite, some with a shared bathroom
  • Choice of living and dining areas
  • Different rooms for activities and building skills, including a life skills kitchen, a family room, computer room, aromatherapy room and a multi-sensory room
  • Garden with large allotment and greenhouse

Community links:

  • Leisure centres
  • Social clubs
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Shops
  • Colleges and work placement settings

Hollyhurst in the news


Hollyhurst’s shining stars

Hollyhurst residential service in Darlington have hosted a Shining Star Staff Recognition Awards to recognise the great work done by their staff team, as well as the achievements of the people they support.

Dreams become reality for football fans

Championship football club Middlesbrough FC has helped make dreams become reality for a group of people we support at some of our residential learning disability services in the North East.

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