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Meet our staff

The Staff and volunteers who work at the Darlington Society's sheltered homes all understand the needs of our retired residents. They make every effort to make life at our homes enjoyable and comfortable.

The Executive Committee and General Manager oversee the mainframe of the society whilst the Housekeepers and a team of dedicated staff & volunteers maintain the day to day running of the houses.

The ethos of the whole team is to enhance the lives of older people and we strive to ensure the holistic wellbeing of every Resident.

We welcome additional volunteers within our Society.


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.


Arts and craftsWe offer a variety of optional activities for our residents, these are designed to offer stimulation whatever your tastes.

Activities include

Weekly Activities

• Music Appreciation
• Film Society
• Arts and Crafts
• Gardening Club
• Coffee Morning (open to public)
• Armchair Aerobics
• Scrabble
• Mobile Library

Regular Activities

• Guest Speakers
• Guest Musicians
• Visits to local places of interest
• Theatre Visits
• Church Visits

Annual Activities

• Croquet Match
• Easter Bonnet Competition
• Garden Party
• Christmas Restaurant Lunch

Contact the house


Danby Lodge
Ashcroft Road
United Kingdom


01325 369673