Learning Disability and Complex Learning Disabilities


Ash is a six bed single storey unit situated within the beautifully landscaped grounds of Highfield Park, Llandyrnog near Denbigh.

Residents have a primary diagnosis of learning disability/mental impairment with complex behaviours who require an intensive support service. Ash would be a ‘step-up’ service for those who may have complex needs or who may suffer a relapse. It also offers a ‘step-down’ facility for individuals discharged from hospital on Section 17 Leave or under Guardianship Order (1983 Mental Health Act).

The park is approximately 6 miles from the historic town of Denbigh, and 20 miles from the popular North Wales seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn. A little further away are the cities of Liverpool and Chester, and the Snowdonia National Park.

Client Group and Admission Criteria

The pre-admission process is managed by referral via MHC’s placement team. The service’s aim is to support, stabilize 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 13 week assessment period would then lead the way in determining the care plans, risk assessments and other therapeutic needs which are recorded. The resultant care plans, risk assessments / management plans and PCP should define and support the pathway.

The Service and Staff Team

Ash provides six intensive residential support service beds which meet the needs of residents who have a learning disability and who may display complex behavioural challenges to themselves, others and services.

Ash will provide a care pathway to integrate current and future residential services inclusive of meaningful daytime activity.

Ash will be 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 service provision solution within the Company’s service structures for this complex group of people.

  • Summary

    • Mixed gender service
    • 6 bedrooms, en-suite
    • Single storey building
    • Age 18+
    • Moderate to severe learning disability
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • Intensive support service
    • Short – medium term admission
    • Superb location and stunning grounds

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

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