Learning Disability and Complex Learning Disabilities


Holly is an eight bed single storey unit within the beautifully landscaped grounds of Highfield Park, Llandyrnog near Denbigh.

Residents have a primary diagnosis of learning disability / mental impairment with complex behaviours and require an intensive residential support service. The service aim is to support, stabilise and provide a pathway to other ‘ordinary living’ models of care.

Client Group and Admission Criteria

The admission criteria is for individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability/mental impairment with complex behaviours who require an intensive residential support service. The pre-admission process is managed by referral via the company’s placement team. The service aim is to support, stabilise and provide a pathway to other ‘ordinary living’ models of care within the existing resources of MHC. Admissions are on a short and medium term basis.

The use of the Mental Health Act 1983 would follow established procedures for residential services that exist currently such as Guardianship Orders or Section 17 leave from a detained bed.

The clinical profile baseline information collated during the initial 12 week assessment period then leads the way in determining the care plans, risk assessments and other therapeutic needs which are recorded. The resultant care plans, risk assessment/management plans and PCP will then define and support the pathway.

The Service and Staff Team

Holly provides eight intensive residential support service beds which meet the needs of those who have a learning disability and who display extreme complex behaviours. The Intensive Support Service provided at Holly is a ‘step-up’ facility for those individuals whose clinical presentation is more complex or who may suffer a relapse. It also offers a ‘step-down’ facility for patients discharged from hospital on Section 17 Leave or under Guardianship Order (1983 Mental Health Act).

Holly provides a care pathway to integrate current and future residential services inclusive of meaningful and realistic daytime activities. These activities are integral to the treatment of these individuals. With a high degree of structure within the program, it helps raise their self-esteem and coping skills and encourages them to become more autonomous.

Holly is a core component in the care pathway for individuals with a learning disability and complex behaviours. This model of care allows a whole system approach and a care pathway that can be re-introduced at varying stages of rehabilitation dependent on the clinical needs of the individual.

The service provides fluidity and a contingency at times of crisis which allows an effective support solution within the Company’s service structures for this complex group of people.

  • Summary

    • Mixed gender service
    • 8 en-suite bedrooms
    • Single story unit
    • Age 18+
    • Learning disability / mental impairment
    • Complex behaviours
    • Intensive support service
    • Short to medium term care
    • Stunning grounds

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

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