“Welcome to Havenfield Lodge. Helping people to lead fulfilled, independent lives and making a real difference is what we’re about. To do this we offer specialist nursing and residential care for adults with mental health needs, learning or physical disabilities from our home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. If you want to discuss how we can help just give me a call.”

Keith Bush, Manager

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Havenfield Lodge is a nursing and residential home in Barnsley, specialising in supporting people with complex needs, including physical disabilities, mental health needs and learning disabilities. Our home has 46 rooms, with three of those being in a separate self-contained annexe, providing a more personal and private environment for people with complex needs. Our aim is to support people to become as independent as possible and to achieve their goals and ambitions.


Situated in the village of Darfield, just outside Barnsley, Havenfield Lodge is within easy reach of local shops and restaurants and has excellent public transport links with Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Manager: Keith Bush
Tel: 01226 753 111
Email: keith.bush@sunhealthcare.org
Highfield Road Darfield Barnsley S73 9AY

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Havenfield Lodge has 46 individual rooms, spread over two floors, with a lift for ease of access. Each room has its own handbasin and is wheelchair-friendly. People are encouraged to decorate their rooms with their own belongings to ensure it suits their personality.

Our home also has:

– Two lounges, one quiet lounge and one with a TV
– Dining room
– Smaller bistro-style dining room
– Kitchen, where residents can make their own food and drinks, should they choose to
– Spacious gardens with a poly-tunnel and allotment-style vegetable garden that is looked after by residents
– Its own minibus with a wheelchair lift.


To ensure a stress-free move into our home, we work together to plan a smooth transition. As with everything we do at Havenfield, this is tailored to each person, so it could be gradual introductions, tea visits and overnight stays or it might be ensuring the individual’s room is decorated how they want it before they arrive.

Everyone is given a key worker and a named nurse and, once individuals have got to know staff, they can change key workers if there is someone they have built a special rapport with.

At Havenfield Lodge, individuals are encouraged to take as much responsibility as they want to accept, so they can be involved in managing their own medications, finances, the house shopping and recruitment of new staff. The people who live here take pride in looking after their home, including cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and shopping.

Each individual has a person-centred plan and, to help people achieve their aspirations, we enable attendance at college courses, work placements and day services. We also have an activities coordinator who ensures there is a varied, educational and enjoyable programme of activities on offer, such as attending a weekly disco, exercise, games, meals out, going bowling and trips to the cinema. These activities are a great opportunity to have fun and make friends.

“People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.”

Taken from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection Report for Havenfield Lodge, January 2021


Keith Bush, our CQC registered manager, leads the Havenfield team of over 60 experienced, knowledgeable and caring staff. Keith is a qualified nurse and has a wealth of experience in acquired brain injuries, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, forensic and mental health.

We have a rolling programme of training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to ensure our staff are up-to-date with best practices.

“Staff were provided with an induction and relevant training to make sure they had the right skills and knowledge for their role. Staff were supported in their jobs through team meetings, regular supervisions and an annual appraisal.”

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection Report for Havenfield Lodge, January 2021


We promote an atmosphere of positive, trusting and respectful relationships between the people who live here and their friends and families, the wider community and external services. Havenfield has strong relationships with the community learning disability team and mental health teams, which include physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. We also work closely with Sun Healthcare’s Supported Living team to help people who are ready to move on and live independently.

Following a person-centred approach is key to our work at Havenfield. We have regular house meetings, a service user forum, dignity and dementia champions (both staff and residents) – all to make sure that people’s views are incorporated into how we run the home. Families and friends are encouraged to share their views too.


Havenfield is a very good place to live with good caring staff and excellent food. The nurses, both day and night, are always there to help you and make sure I get whatever I need. I would recommend anyone to visit and come and live at Havenfield with its warm friendly family feel. They have given me the support and confidence to use my electric mobility scooter to go to and from the local shops and area.



Offering a consistently high-quality service is a key priority for Sun Healthcare, so we also run our own quality assurance programme, led by our Quality Assurance Manager.


If you would like to refer to Havenfield Lodge, please get in touch with our manager, Keith Bush, to discuss your requirements – we respond to all referrals within 48 hours. Our team will then conduct a comprehensive, pre-admission assessment (this may be modified for emergency admissions) to ensure suitability of the placement and a written summary assessment report will be provided to you within 72 hours. Contact Keith on 01226 753 111 or email: keith.bush@sunhealthcare.org