Whorlton Hall Independent Hospital supporting individuals living with a learning disability
Whorlton Hall is an independent hospital located in a picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham. It provides assessment and intervention for men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs including people who have additional mental or physical health needs and behaviours that challenge services. The service can also support individuals who may be detained under the Mental Health Act.
Individuals may come to Whorlton Hall directly from the community, from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at a NHS or other specialist learning disability service, or following a placement at a secure service.
We believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else. Therefore, our focus is on rehabilitation and the improvement of the health and well-being of service users, developing trusting relationships and attaining positive outcomes. Service users are encouraged to identify and achieve their own personal aspirations using person centred thinking and approaches. We work hard with the people, their families and those closest to them to find out what is important to them and what their hopes and dreams for the future are. This is part of our commitment to use every opportunity we can to hear and act on the views of those we support and those who know and care about them best. the future are.
This is part of our commitment to use every opportunity we can to and act on the views of those we support and those who know and care about them best.
About Whorlton Hall
Whorlton Hall is a beautiful and spacious detached period property which is surrounded by stunning countryside in an idyllic village location. Whorlton Hall has specially designed gender specific lounges and living areas affording the service users higher levels of privacy and comfort. A separate three bedroomed suite offers more intensive support and accommodation for three men. Other facilities include a recreation room with pool and table football, an IT suite and aromatherapy room. Each person has a choice of which dining room they would like to use.
When people come to Whorlton Hall we find out how they would like to personalise their bedroom and we support them to do that. We also like to find out what they like to do and what interests them. People are supported to plan menus, shop and prepare food
with support to increase their daily living skills in readiness for moving on. Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, work and leisure as appropriate to their individual needs. Whorlton Hall is set in large grounds surrounded by lawns and seating areas. Service users enjoy using the outdoor sporting equipment including playing games of football and cricket.
Whorlton Hall is located in County Durham, approximately 3 miles east of Barnard Castle. On the edge of the river Tees, Whorlton Hall offers all the amenities that a rural village location can offer, a pub, church and a village hall. It is just a short drive to the medieval market town of Barnard Castle where there is a pharmacy, shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes, leisure centre, and castle ruins including a sensory garden.
Community based activities give people opportunities to meet others, experience new activities, participate in leisure activities and practice social skills. Activities depend on individual preferences and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.
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