The Lawns Care Home - Darlington

Welcome to The Lawns Care Home

Welcome to The Lawns Care Home, located close to the famous Darlington railway station, with the famous clock tower visible from the grounds and easily accessible from the A66. The Lawns is also close to local shops, parks public transport and other amenities.

Each of our 62 ensuite bedrooms is furnished to a high standard offering Residents the chance to enjoy comfort and tranquillity. At The Lawns providing independence and choice is very important – One reason we try and encourage residents to personalise their rooms with their own belongings to help them feel at home.

We believe that life at The Lawns should include the best care, the best of life in the best environment.

All Highgate Care residents are supported to live an active and fulfilled life. Our person-centred care ethos puts resident’s health and wellbeing central to everything providing a truly holistic care package.

The facilities at The Lawns allow residents to enjoy other everyday routines that promote independence, from utilising the luxurious nail and hair salon, relaxing enjoying the gardens and terraces, using the activities room or simply catching up with friends in the lounges.


‘We believe The Lawns in Darlington, will be the perfect choice for you. Our dedicated care team work closely with all our residents, to encourage them to take part in activities that are tailored to their needs based on their lifestyle preferences …’


Our home has a busy activities timetable, built around the key goals of mental stimulation, increased mobility and social engagement. Activities include arts and crafts sessions, gardening, exercise classes, cinema nights, quizzes, musical performances, and pamper sessions. Each activity is designed to enhance life skills and give a feeling of purpose and self-worth. There will be a great variety of activities to try, with new activities added frequently.

The in-house chefs will prepare exceptional food from fresh, seasonal produce that’s locally sourced where possible. Menus will include a mix of delicious and nutritious options including traditional classic meals, Residents’ favourites and exciting international cuisine.

The Lawns Care Home is proud to be part of the Dementia Friends campaign and other charities to support research on what practices best support people living with dementia to positively influence policy and practice for dementia care in care homes across the UK.

Contact The Lawns

The Lawns provide dementia and residential care as well as daycare, respite and long term care. If you would like information and advice on the care of a loved one, please get in touch.

Care categories: Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, Dementia, Physical disabilities, Sensory impairments, Caring for adults over 65 yrs.

The Lawns
Ridsdale Street, Darlington DL1 4EG

Telephone: 01325 357161
Email: [email protected]

Darlington's The Lawns Care Home manager is Sharon Daglish.

Meet the Manager

Sharon Daglish: Experienced and Compassionate Home Manager at The Lawns in Darlington


Meet Sharon Daglish, the seasoned Home Manager at The Lawns in Darlington, with an impressive 34-year career in the care sector. Sharon’s journey is marked by her dedication, working her way up through various departments and contributing to the well-being of residents at every level.

Professional Journey:

With 34 years of experience, Sharon has worked in every department within a care home, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of the industry. Her journey includes roles ranging from activities to managerial positions, highlighting her commitment to excellence in all aspects of care.

Family and Personal Life:

Sharon’s devotion extends beyond her professional life to her role as a parent. With three biological children and three adopted children, all now with families of their own, Sharon cherishes her role as a grandmother to 10 grandchildren. Weekends are filled with family activities, including bowling, trampolining, and passionate support for Leeds United Football Club!

Social Life and Hobbies:

Despite her busy schedule, Sharon makes time for a monthly break to meet up with friends for a meal, drinks, and the occasional boogie. This balanced approach to life enhances her well-being and allows her to bring a positive energy to her managerial role.

Passion for the Work:

Sharon’s love for her work is evident in her interactions with residents. She finds joy in helping people and cherishes the moments spent chatting with residents and witnessing their smiles during shared activities. Her commitment to creating a warm and engaging environment contributes to the positive atmosphere at The Lawns.

Sharon’s extensive experience, combined with her compassionate approach to care, makes her an exceptional Registered Home Manager at The Lawns. Her journey through various roles within the care sector reflects a commitment to understanding the intricacies of providing excellent care. Under Sharon’s guidance, The Lawns continues to thrive as a community that prioritises the well-being and happiness of its residents.

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