Day Opportunities and Employment

There is a range of information on day and employment opportunities for people with a learning disability in Darlington. 


There are a number of sources of support available to disabled people looking for employment.

Darlington Association on Disability
Darlington Association on Disability have a guide to services and support for disabled people within which is a section on employment related support services. For more information visit the Darlington Association on Disability website [external link]

Learning Disability Service
Darlington Learning Disability service have a website which has been developed by working closely with local people to provide information in an easy read format for other people with a learning disability. The website contains information on employment and training. For more information visit the DLD Live website [external link]

Day Opportunities

Day opportunities are open to people over 18 with a learning, physical, visual or hearing impairment. They can offer you help and advice on what day opportunities are available to meet your needs, but if you need support from Adult Social Care we will need to carry out an assessment. You can find out more information about the assessment process

Below are some of the day opportunities in Darlington. You can contact any of them directly but the Adult Social Care Team is the first point of contact for all referrals.

Independent Living Hub
West Lodge, West Crescent, Darlington, DL3 7PS
Telephone: 01325 254840
Independent Living Hub website [external link]

Day opportunities for people with a learning disability are can be found at:

Lakeside Lodge
South Park, Parkside, Darlington, DL1 5TB
Telephone - 01325 405575

The Links
83 Brinkburn Road, Darlington, DL3 6DY
Telephone - 01325 468877