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River View

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

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 4

River View is an enhanced community residential service for men with neuropsychiatric or neurodegenerative conditions in Darlington, who may have behaviours that challenge alongside additional social and complex needs. The service is due to open in October 2022 and is now open to referrals.

River View acts as a transitional service from inpatient Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation for those individuals who have been able to progress through the hospital pathway but now require the ability to return to the community; where participation in both social and domestic activities is vital for their quality of life and long term future in the community.

It is essential that a robust and effective community reintegration programme is provided for those coming out of a hospital setting to ensure that they can achieve their most independent and positive lifestyle, taking full advantage of all their hard work to achieve a level of recovery that can allow them to explore living in the community.

It’s a daunting thought for service users to go from a hospital setting to living in the community with minimal restrictions. This is why residents at River View will continue to receive psychiatric, psychological, occupational therapy and support worker interventions and support, as required. The aim of this treatment is to complete brain injury rehabilitation in the community setting with emphasis on making the necessary specialist help available outside the hospital setting.

Each apartment has a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, kitchen/dining area and living room.

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Each apartment has a lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • Ground floor apartments have access to a courtyard area
  • Nearby green space at South Park

Our resident profile:

  • Male, aged 18+ years
  • Diagnosis of:
    • Established or suspected Acquired Brain Injury including those sustained through trauma, anoxia, stroke, tumour, virus or infection
    • Established or suspected neurodegenerative condition including Huntington’s Disease
    • Specialist Dementia e.g. Pick’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Korsakoff’s Syndrome or other substance abuse related brain injury
  • Presenting symptoms may include:
    • Dysphasia or other communication problems
    • Executive Dysfunction
    • May present with challenging behaviour (aggression, utilisation behaviours or sexual disinhibition)
  • Presenting comorbidities may include:
    • Psychiatric disorders including psychoses
    • Complex epilepsy
    • Post-ictal psychosis
    • Organic personality disorder
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