Norton Court House

Children's Complex Care Service in Stockon-on-Tees

Norton Court House is a specialist longer-term and short break service for young people with a diagnosed Learning Disability and who display challenging behaviour as a result. We’re committed to helping every child we support feel safe, happy and empowered.


Capacity up to 15

Children's Complex

All Genders


We provide specialist complex care services for children.

This service is regulated by Ofsted. Click here to view our latest report & rating.

Located near the vibrant town of Stockton-on-Tees, we provide both longer-term residential care and short breaks for children up to age 18. We offer intensive levels of support and care to help the young people we care for develop social and life skills in a carefully considered environment.

Our purpose-built centre has been split into five small self-contained apartments mainly to create a homely feel. This configuration also gives us the opportunity to group our young people with others of a similar age and interests to encourage friendships and peer support.

We understand that all the children we support have different needs, so alongside their key workers, families, and medical professionals we ensure that the support we provide is bespoke in every detail. Each child has a comprehensive support plan which covers every aspect of their care and support, taking in to account any concerns and issues that may arise and ensuring all needs and requirements are met enabling them to live the very best life possible.

Providing 24 hour care and support, our aim is to help young people develop their social and educational skills in a safe, secure environment. We want our young people to not only feel protected and safe, but also to be able to grow and believe in themselves and to achieve more in their lives than they thought possible.

Our wonderful team understand that a holistic approach is necessary to ensure that those in our care are safe, happy, and healthy. We promote and fulfil the company values of being caring, honest, pro-active, and empowering for those we support.

We encourage our young people to attend school during their stay with us, wherever possible, and to join us on fun day trips out to theme parks, the seaside or wherever their interests lie.

Conditions we support, but are not limited to:

  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities

15 Bedrooms

At Norton Court House we focus on our residents needs, having a small capacity we’re able to provide a higher quality of individual care.

En-suite bathrooms

We have an activity room allowing residents to play games or create their own artistic masterpieces, this is their creative space.

Sensory Room

Our sensory room provides comfort and joy, allowing residents to relax and simply enjoy themselves.

Multiple lounges

Multiple lounges for games, activities allow for our residents to interact within a communal setting.

Private garden

We have a large private garden allowing for our residents to enjoy the beauty of nature in a secure, safe place.

Minibus for outings

Day trips and other outings are always pre-planned and we like to travel in style with our own minibus allowing for safe travel.

Download our Brochure

Our goal is to care for people and help them lead rich, rewarding and meaningful lives, however that looks for them. Download our brochure to learn more about the services we provide at Active Care Group.

Commitment to Quality

At Norton Court House we have aligned and agreed our strategic goals to define what we want our organisation to achieve. This means we have also aligned them to that of Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. 

View our latest report

Please see our latest Ofsted rating & report here. You can also click the logo below.

Passionate about people, passionate about care.

We don’t just look after the clinical needs of the people we support. We look after the person, including their personal, social and emotional needs. Through highly flexible, personalised support can make a difference not just to the person with the condition, but to their family and friends as well. Let some of our residents and members of their families tell you about how we’ve been able to help them and their loved ones.


Deliver life-changing care & develop your career with us.

At Active Care Group we’re always interested in speaking to people passionate about care. As the UK’s leading provider of Complex Care we have a wide variety of flexible roles with personal career pathways that enable staff to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise within a supportive community.

Our Address

3 Norton Court, 201 Norton Road, Stockon-on-Tees, TS20 2BL

Contact Number

Tel: 01642 361343

We're here, let's talk.

We’re here to talk to you about any care needs you may require. We have a dedicated team ready to assist you with whatever you need. Active Care Group has been providing complex care for over 30 years.

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