River View

30/31 Victoria Embankment, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5JR

River View, based in Darlington, is a specialist residential service supporting 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 to the team and people are encouraged to prepare food and drink for themselves and their visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a key 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. 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 with shared bathrooms
  • Choice of living and dining areas
  • Kitchen
  • Patio with shaded seating areas

Community links:

  • Shops
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Leisure centres
  • Social clubs
  • Shops
  • Colleges and work placement settings 

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The people we support at two of our residential learning disability services have taken part in Safer Internet Day on the 5th of February to learn about going online safely.

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