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Rockliffe Court - Supported Living

About us

Rockliffe Court in Hurworth, Darlington is a supported-living service with 24-hour available support for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and associated complex care needs.

The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Autism Specialism at Rockliffe

SJOG has been accredited by the National Autistic Society in two of its services which recognises good practice and specialist approaches tailored to people’s individual abilities, interests, preferences and challenges.

We Think Autism and develop a person-centred profile of each individual so that we can adapt environments to be appropriate for people’s needs.

We Act Personal and provide care and support that enables people to achieve their desired outcomes and to be as independent and empowered as possible.


18 self-contained flats, all on ground level – with lounge, kitchen and bathroom and views onto gardens. A large communal area is available for use by residents and if residents wish to come together. Situated in well-kept spacious grounds with large garden areas in the attractive village of Hurworth, just 4 miles from Darlington.

Our intensive housing management team provides specialist support to help people with all aspects of their tenancy.

Support Team

Training and development of the people who work for SJOG are key priorities to ensure service delivery is of the highest standard. Our team at Rockliffe are trained in a range of specialised courses and receive ongoing continuous professional development with the support of SJOG’s clinical practitioners.

Our Aims

  • To promote outcome-focused personalised care and support to people
  • To promote health and wellbeing outcomes
  • To promote evidence-based good practice and support research development
  • To safeguard people through the promotion of rights

Referrals and Admissions

SJOG’s referral procedure is straightforward. We receive referrals from both health and social care professionals, and also directly from self-funders. The manager is often the first point of call where people can discuss Rockliffe’s aims and objectives, along with any vacancies we may have.

Our referral and assessment procedure is outcome-focussed and highly personalised involving a whole person approach.

We encourage and welcome people to come and visit, and to spend time at Rockliffe before they consider moving in. Please contact us to arrange this.

Want to know more about Rockliffe Court?

Click here to view a tour of Rockliffe Court. It is a unique place and if you are interested in either living or working here, it will give you an insight into what you will find.

Service Overview

  • For adults aged 18 and over with physical and/or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs
  • Enabling people to live independently in their own home
  • Support provided as and when needed with staff available 24-hours per day, with specialism in autism and positive behaviour support
  • Outcome focused quality of life practice framework capturing progress and trends

Available at Rockliffe

  • Tailored support packages to accommodate varying care needs, with high support levels available so that people can maximise their independence.
  • An autism practice framework that has been academically tested focussing on measure quality of life indicators and progress.
  • Personal care if needed.
  • Supporting people with all aspects of living independently
    • Living Skills including cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, gardening, rights and responsibilities.
    • Community Living including finding out about services near their home, including day services, accessing social and community activities.
    • Money including paying bills, budgeting and saving, claiming and collecting benefits.
    • Housing, helping people to understand their tenancy, what their rights are, and health and safety.
    • Personal care can also be provided which is assessed on an individual basis.

Need more information?

If you would like further information about this service, you can get this in several ways:

By telephone:

07825 624450

By post:

SJOG Hospitaller Services
Rockliffe Court, Hurworth
Darlington, Co Durham, DL2 2DR