Address Elizabeth Street
S72 7HZ
Telephone 01226 719000
Services Neuro-disability, Brain injury & stroke, Enduring mental ill health

Welcome to Dearnevale

Dearnevale is a nurse-led care home for 42 adults with complex needs. Located near Barnsley, Dearnevale is a caring, welcoming and truly person-centred home.


Personalised care

At Dearnevale, we build our care and activity plans around an individual, supporting and encouraging people to be happy, cared for and fulfilled. Making every day better is about achieving the best possible outcomes for those we care for, so we identify goals and outcomes together with individuals, families and professionals.


Our home

Service users at Dearnevale live in one of four units, each with 10 beds - Greenside, Ladywood, Darbyshire and Fuller. Each unit has dining room, nurses station and lounges. Bedrooms can bedecorated to suit personal tastes and every bedroom has an accessible ensuite wet room and TV and telephone points.

At Dearnevale, we understand the importance of good, nutritious food. Our restaurant style dining menu is developed with service users to ensure a varied and interesting menu is available to everyone, taking into account personal preferences, condition-specific and religious dietary requirements.

Dearnevale’s OneCare services offer extended pathways of care, providing a home for those who have met rehabilitation goals and are looking to return gradually to life in the community. These two one-bedroom apartments are also ideal for those with progressive conditions who can still live independently with support nearby, and for people who require an individual care environment.


Life at Dearnevale

Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a healthy, balanced life. Dearnevale’s activity staff and service users work together to create meaningful and fun plans. As well as group activities, staff facilitate individual hobbies and interests and where appropriate, support to access education and volunteering.

Outings including lunches out in the community and day trips to The Deep and Butterfly World are popular. Service users are also supported to go on holidays to Centre Parcs or to the coast at Bempton. Wherever service users would like to visit, an accessible minibus means there is always transport available to take them. Service user forums held every eight weeks allow people to share their views and develop future activities.

All service users have access to the sensory room, designed to develop a person’s senses through special lighting, music, and objects. A private, enclosed garden is level and accessible for all and includes areas for sitting and relaxing, with a gazebo for shade.

A full-time neuro physiotherapist and therapy assistant work in the therapy room, which is equipped with a neuro plinth and tilt table, bike, walking frames and ceiling hoists.

A therapy kitchen allows service users to develop their life skills including budgeting, preparing and cooking a meal.


Family, friends and visitors

Our open door policy means friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and be involved in care planning and reviews.
We encourage everyone to be involved in giving those we look after the best possible quality of life.

A dedicated room with a sofa bed is available for visitors. 

“The service provided at Dearnevale is exceptional. Mum’s quality of life has improved dramatically since she has lived there.” - Relative

“I think they are brilliant” - Service User

“I find the staff welcoming, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and certainly wanting to do their best for those they care for. The service provided is excellent” - MDT

“Dearnevale is one of the very best home of its type that I have seen. The staff and manager always go the extra mile to ensure clients have the best quality of life possible” - MDT

“Staff and manager are always helpful and knowledgeable about their residents. Dearnevale is far superior to other nursing homes” - MDT

“Excellent staff, can’t fault the staff would do anything for my father” - Relative


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