Dearnevale – Top 20 Award

Dearnevale, Exemplar’s specialist home in Barnsley, has been recognised as one of the Top 20 care homes within Yorkshire and The Humber. Boasting an enviable review score of 9.9, Dearnevale has received reviews and recommendations from families, friends, residents and NHS professionals.

The Top 20 Care Home Awards 2018 highlight the most recommended care homes in the UK.

Providing high quality care and support for individuals living with neuro-disabilities, brain injuries, mental ill-health and progressive conditions such as Huntington’s disease, Registered Home Manager Helen McGowan is rightly very proud of her home.

Not only does Dearnevale provide care within the home, two extended care pathways have recently been developed for individuals ready to take their next step towards independence. The OneCare services including two specially adapted houses, created for service users who have reached their goals and can now live a more independent life.“We are absolutely ecstatic – not only are people recognising what we do and the kind of care we provide; but to know this award is because of the recognition from service users and their families makes it all the more rewarding. Knowing families understand and value the care we give their loved ones is overwhelming.”

Paul lived at Dearnevale for almost ten years. Back in 2008, Paul required 1:1 care and used a wheelchair. Over time, and with the support of specialist staff, he began managing his own behaviours. Paul worked with the physiotherapy teams and now walks without the use of aids. He enjoys his new job at the local leisure centre and lives in a OneCare house.

The team at Dearnevale work to make every day better for service users and their families. Recognition from highlights care, effort and attention to deal each and every member of staff at Dearnevale puts in every day.