The Lodge

Learning Disabilities Service

Service Overview

The Lodge is a residential home for people living with a learning disability and/or Autism.
The home empowers individuals to make decisions and achieve fulfilling and rewarding lives at a pace consistent with their needs, wishes and potential for progress. By working together, we develop pathways for individuals that enable them to achieve positive outcomes.

Admission Criteria

  • Females aged 18 yrs + who have a diagnosis of a learning disability and/or Autism and/or other associated conditions.
  • Admission is primarily based upon an initial 12-week assessment period which includes a ‘Compatibility’ assessment 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

Enhancing quality of life is important to us. 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. By offering opportunities, individuals are able to enhance their quality of life and achieve positive outcomes.
The homely environment offers a range of in-house activities which residents can choose to take part in or opt out of as they wish. Popular activities include; pamper and make-up sessions, hair styling, arts and crafts, cooking and meal planning.
Residents also have access to ‘Highfield Hub’, an indoor learning space, which offers flexible programs and the opportunity for residents to engage in social and recreational activities with other residents or individually. The service now offers accredited and certified courses through National Open College Network (NOCN) which allow individuals to gain national recognised qaulifications. The hub has strong links with community and volunteering projects which individuals are encouraged to get involved with.

Facilities

  • Three bedrooms each with en suite sinks
  • A modern kitchen which encourages and facilitates meal preparation and cooking
  • Personalisation to rooms welcomed
  • A shared bathroom
  • Outside seating area
  • Extensive landscaped grounds
  • A bus stop within 3oo yards
  • Options to access ‘The Hub’, a day  opportunities service
  • COMING SOON – Options to access ‘The Woodlands’, an outdoor learning area

The Surrounding Area

The Lodge 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 seeing 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.

Registered Manager

Anne-Marie Jones, Registered Manager

Anne-Marie began her career in the health and social care sector 17 years ago. Since then she has a gained a wealth of experience having worked within community living projects, as well as supporting vulnerable adults to access work and training opportunities. Anne -Marie joined MHC in 2014.

  • Summary

    • Accommodates up to 3 females
    • Age 18+
    • Moderate learning disability
    • Medium to long term care
    • Stunning grounds
  • LOCATION

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

‘’We are seeing Jane really flourish as she takes on board the advice and guidance she is offered. It’s terrific to see her confidence building in all areas. For me and my team, these are the true rewards of our job.’’

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