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The Coach House (at Howe Dell Manor)

Residential Care

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Support for

  • Working-age males with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety
  • Individuals with history of self-harm, self-neglect, or drug or alcohol dependency
  • Residents with moderate to good mobility

Typical stay

Short to mid-term

Typical admission circumstances

Admissions typically come from hospitals, other mental health services and when appropriate, prisons. We also support those from the community who have previously lived independently but require more support with daily living


People living with dementia, brain injury, learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, high risk of violence and aggression

Registered Manager: Emma Stott



  • 2 storey house

Shared living spaces

  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Activity room with pool table


  • Single occupancy
  • All en-suite
  • 4 studio flatlets with kitchenettes

The Coach House (at Howe Dell Manor)

Old Rectory Drive, Hatfield, AL10 8AE

The Coach House, a ten-bed mental health residential home next door to Howe Dell Manor Nursing Home, based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, provides a vital “stepping stone” into independent or supported living.

PAMMS rating: Excellent

Our service

The Coach House excels in supporting working-aged men in their recovery, aiding them to regain confidence and work towards living as independently as possible within the community.

At the Coach House, 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.

Encouraging independence

We take a person-centred approach to establishing the right balance between support and independence.

The Coach House team helps residents gain confidence in daily living skills such as managing medication, budgeting, healthy living, benefit claims, planning, shopping, and preparing meals.

Residents are encouraged and supported to access work, education, and leisure opportunities within the local community, allowing a more stable transition into independent living with a greater chance of success.

“Coach House is such a positive environment. X is so much happier. This is the best I’ve has seen him in a long time. Thank you so much for being so supportive and caring”.


The Coach House has ten en-suite bedrooms, four of which are studio ‘flatlets’ with small kitchenettes. We encourage residents to personalise their bed spaces for a more homely feel.

There is a recently refurbished kitchen where residents have their own cupboard and can prepare snacks and meals, with support if needed. There is a large and welcoming communal activity room with a pool table, books, television, and comfortable seating for sitting with other residents, friends, family, and visitors. Residents of the Coach House have access to the large, enclosed, and attractive gardens of Howe Dell Manor.

“Coach House was the best home I could have asked for. When I was in a bad way and couldn’t go home, the staff showed me how to cook and how to live my life. After only a year, I have my own place and it feels amazing”.


We are in the middle of a quiet gated community in Hatfield, a 5-minute walk from a large superstore, and 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 at the Coach House are highly experienced in supporting people with mental health conditions to make the transition to living independently in the community.

Staff receive regular training to update their knowledge and to meet the specific needs of the residents they are supporting.

“My son had been mentally unwell from the age of 16. He has been sectioned under the mental health act on many occasions, we as a family have found it difficult to understand or know how to help him. He has been in several Rehab places in Hertfordshire which have helped for shorter and shorter periods.

Since living at the Coach House, my son is the most stable he’s been in many years. I am glad to know that he is well cared for and still has the freedom to look after himself. All the staff are approachable and knowledgeable. When I talk to Emma I feel she knows my son, he’s not just a number and I feel she has his best interests at heart.”

““We work alongside many providers and see vast differences in care styles. When we hear a service user of ours is going to the Coach House, we breathe a sigh of relief. The team get to know service users as individuals and provide support accordingly.”