Learning Disability and Complex Learning Disabilities

Service Overview

Ash is a residential home for people living with a learning disability and/ or Autism.  The home offers an environment in which individuals are empowered to develop their full potential, personal choice and access greater independent living where possible.

Admission Criteria

  • Males or females aged 18+ who have a diagnosis of a learning disability and/ or Autism and/ or associated conditions including complex challenging behaviours.
  • 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

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.


  • 6 en-suite bedrooms
  • Quiet lounge
  • Activities room
  • Computer access where appropriate
  • 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
  • Coming soon – Options to access the ‘Woodlands’, an outdoor learning environment

The surrounding area

Ash 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

Colin Jones, Registered Manager

Colin has worked for MHC for 18 years. During this time he has gained experience in supporting and managing residential and community homes for adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and autistic spectrum disorders.

Colin has QCF level 5 in Leadership for Social Care Services (Adult Residential Management), NVQ level 4 Health and Social Care. He also holds a Level 3 in Health & Safety and Food Hygiene.

  • 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

‘’Excellent care is provided for my daughter who is very happy at Ash.’’

Care Inspectorate Wales | Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru

Ash is regulated and inspected by Care Inspectorate Wales.

> Read our inspection reports

Don`t copy text!