In the area

Meet our staff


Jane Elliot

- General manager

Our team is led by General Manager, Jane Elliott, who has worked at Abbeyfield Darlington since 2005. Assistant General Manager, Alison Broxup, joined the Darlington team in 2007. Jane is responsible for overseeing the day to day management of the site and ensuring the wellbeing of residents and staff. The picture shows Jane receiving The Abbeyfield Society’s Chief Executive’s Excel Award in 2014.



Each of our houses has its own team of housekeepers and assistants. Our house staff are responsible for catering and for the general upkeep of the houses. The picture shows staff entering into the festive spirit at the Christmas lunch for residents, staff and trustees.


Activities co-ordinater

All of the team are involved in supporting the residents. Staff participate in many of the activities on offer. The picture shows Alison promoting the Society at a tea dance in Darlington market square.


Each week we host a variety of activities and are fortunate enough to have volunteers from the neighbourhood and local 6th form.

From music appreciation to truffle making, gardening club to scrabble there is always something to look forward to and something to suite everyone’s taste.

Every Saturday the three houses get together for a coffee morning and raffle. And each Sunday afternoon we join together for afternoon tea and a catch up.

Some of our favourite activities include:

Wine tasting
- Talks from local 6th formers
- Bingo
- Card decoration
- Armchair aerobics

We also host annual events in and with the local community. These include:

- Visits to farm shops
- Christmas lunch at a local restaurant
- Annual garden party
- Trip to the local pubs

Additionally, we’re often visited by our neighbourhood nursery who love our annual Easter egg hunt!

Local area

We’re based at the end of a leafy, quiet cul-de-sac with excellent transport links into the town centre. For those who enjoy walking, we’re just a short stroll away local amenities and a beautiful park which often hosts summertime activities.

We also have several churches nearby for anyone wanting to partake in regular worship.

Contact the house


Danby Lodge
Ashcroft Road
United Kingdom


01325 369673