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Howe Dell Manor

Nursing Care

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Support for

  • Mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety
  • History of drug or alcohol dependency.
  • Individuals with co-morbid physical health conditions

Typical stay

Mid to long-term

Typical admission circumstances

Many of our admissions come from hospitals or other mental health services, stepping up from residential homes,  and when appropriate, prisons


People living with dementia, brain injury, and learning disability 

Registered Manager: Emma Stott



  • Manor house
  • Attractive garden/grounds

Shared living spaces

  • Shared lounge, dining area
    Pool table and table tennis


  • Single occupancy
  • En-suite

Howe Dell Manor

Howe Dell Manor, Old Rectory Drive,
Hatfield, AL10 8AE

Howe Dell Manor is an impressive manor house in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, providing first-class nursing care for nineteen adults who are living with enduring mental illness.

PAMMS rating: Excellent

Our service

We provide unparalleled care for those who specifically require treatment, support, and stability with their mental health as they begin their transition into a more independent environment. This could be into the community or a subsequent placement in longer-term supported accommodation.

Residents supported

The residents here are typically aged 40 or older (but placements are not limited to this age range) and require a longer-term or permanent placement where both their mental and physical health needs can be met.  New admissions may not be incident-free at their current placement, present with challenging behaviour and low mood, and require close monitoring.  Many residents need full support with their medication, personal care, and finances.

We can support individuals with complex mental health needs, including those who lack capacity and require legal frameworks such as DOLs, MOJ discharges, MAPPA, probation licenses, and Community Treatment Orders.

Residents at Howe Dell manor will need to have moderate to good mobility. There are three wheelchair-accessible ground-floor bedrooms and staff are trained to hoist. All other bedrooms are upstairs, and there is no lift due to the building being listed.

Exemplary care

The highest level of around-the-clock care is provided by a team of more than fifty staff across Howe Dell Manor and the neighbouring Coach House. The team includes RMN and RGN (mental health and general health) nurses, care home assistant practitioners (CHAPS), activity assistants, and support workers. We also have an in-house personal trainer as well as housekeepers and kitchen assistants.

We take a person-centred approach to support residents in developing confidence and independence and helping them integrate more within their local community.  We support each resident in reaching their optimal level of independence through a range of meaningful daily activities, including assistance with medication and treatment, support with educational courses, and development of daily living skills.

Resident recovery pathway

Many of the residents at Howe Dell join us from in-patient services. Their length of stay varies depending on the individual and the level of treatment required; some residents are ready to move on quickly, others require more support and ongoing treatment, and Howe Dell Manor remains a longer-term placement.

Where appropriate, the recovery pathway can be continued in our Coach House, a separately registered home and smaller living space next door to Howe Dell Manor. Here, we provide care for ten individuals nearing the end of their rehabilitation.


Tasty meals are prepared with the input of a dietitian and the Howe Dell Manor residents. We cater to all dietary needs and preferences. While residents have a choice in meals, they are encouraged to eat healthily.

Activities programme

Our activities focus on recovery with the ultimate goal of helping residents to move back into the community.

We support our residents through group and individual activities to build their confidence to live more independently. This includes activities to improve health and fitness, such as exercise classes and weekly sessions with Nouvita’s personal trainer. Sessions in cooking and money management are run to develop independent living skills. We have table tennis and pool tables and organise regular social events such as garden parties and barbecues to promote social interaction.

We encourage participation in community-based activities such as cinema trips, bowling, shopping, and our popular fishing club during summer. We also help residents access local services such as hairdressers and social groups.


Howe Dell is a handsome, light, spacious manor house with attractive grounds.

Each resident has a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Residents are encouraged to decorate and personalise their rooms to their taste.

There is a bright dining room with large windows onto the garden, a welcoming lounge area with a television, a pool table, and a selection of books.  Comfortable seating areas are available for meeting family, friends, and professionals.

“When visiting at the weekend, the atmosphere in Howe Dell was electric; everyone was laughing and having fun together."


Howe Dell Manor is less than a ten-minute walk to Hatfield town centre and bus station. The town offers plenty of great entertainment, including a multiplex cinema, independent shops and restaurants, and The Galleria, a designer outlet.

Staff & Training

The staff team at Howe Dell Manor has specialist skills to support individuals with mental health conditions, challenging behaviour, and alcohol and substance misuse. Staff are provided advanced training on an as-needed basis to meet the specific needs of the residents they are supporting.

“Emma and Cecilia are doing a wonderful job, as I am sure you are well aware. It pleases me especially that every staff member seems happy to see a visitor and open to chats when asked questions. The home has a lovely feeling to it.”