Highfield House

Learning Disability and Complex Learning Disabilities

Service Overview

Highfield House is a residential home for people living with a learning disability.
The home provides individuals with the appropriate care and support to enable them to achieve their potential and move along their chosen care pathway by maximising well-being, independence and quality of life.

Admission Criteria

  • Males aged 18 yrs + who have a diagnosis of a learning disability
  • Support underlying challenging behaviours
  • Prior to the initial 12 week assessment period a ‘compatibility’ assessment is carried out to make sure that residents can be supported to live well together

Philosophy of Care

Philosophically, we believe in understanding the needs of the individual through robust assessment in order to provide person centred support to enable individuals to lead fulfilling lives as part of their local community.
We do this through:

  • Psychologically informed environments that encourage staff to reflect on practice and how to support the individual.
  • Person centred plans to develop positive behaviour support, enabling individuals to maintain and develop skills leading to greater independence.
  • Providing services that represent good value for money by demonstrating measurable, effective outcomes and progression.
  • Ensuring our colleagues have opportunities for tailored training and development to meet individual needs.
  • Ensuring that compliance and audit systems support service delivery and constantly drive improvement and embed quality in everything we do.
  • We work with a wide range of stakeholders to meet the needs of the individuals needs.

The Support Delivered

By working with the person and key stakeholders, we adopt a person centred approach to promote the development of both social and adaptive skills leading towards maintaining and increasing independence and offering opportunities to enhance the persons quality of life.
Care and support provided at Ash is tailored to each individual need. Staff support is provided in all aspects of daily life, only where needed. Ash facilitates and supports resident engagement forums to ensure individuals have a say about, and take an active role with the running of their home.
Residents also have access to ‘Highfield Hub’ which is the active support centre. Here residents can engage in social and recreational activities with other residents as well as more formal based teaching in qualifications to facilitate learning and education. These are based on active support models in conjunction with the National Open College Network (NOCN) to support resident’s to achieve formal qualifications which they can use in the community and develop through college or further education in the community.

Facilities

  • Six bedrooms
  • Homely, spacious living areas
  • Two bathrooms
  • Laundry room
  • Extensive landscaped grounds
  • Access to a range of social and educational opportunities including college courses, work experience, swimming, bingo, cycling , bowling cinema, and options to utilise a day opportunities service
  • A bus stop within 300 yards

The Surrounding Area

Highfield House is located in the hamlet of Llangwyfan in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The nearby village of Llandyrnog provides access to local amenities which include: local church, butchers shop, general store which includes a post office and three public houses, two of which have restaurant facilities. The location offers the benefits of tranquillity as well as excellent opportunities for exercise and observing local wildlife. It is also within minutes of a main road through North Wales, putting the whole region within easy reach from the mountains of Snowdonia, to the North Wales coast and beyond.

The Registered Manager

John Wynne-Hughes – Registered Manager

John has over twelve years’ experience working in health and social care. He has spent most of his career working with adults with a learning disability, Autism and associated complex needs.
In addition to his QCF Level 5, John gained an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2014, complementing his extensive knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support.

  • Summary

    • Intensive support service
    • Challenging individuals support
    • 6 bedrooms
    • Specialist staff
    • Stunning location
  • LOCATION

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

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