Autism Service

Elm is a residential home for people living with a primary diagnosis of Autism, learning disability and complex needs. The home adopts a person centred approach to improve the quality of life for individuals living at Elm.

Elm supports:

  • Males or females aged 18 yrs + who have a diagnosis of autism and a learning disability. Individuals are likely to have additional needs and may display behaviours that challenge.
  • Admission is primarily based upon an initial 12 week assessment period.

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 within their local community.We do this through:

  • Person centred planning and positive behaviour support to enable 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 collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to meet the needs of the individual’s needs.
  • Individuals living at Elm are provided with the appropriate care and support to enable them to achieve their potential by enhancing well-being, independence and quality of life. The care and support provided to each person’s individual needs and wants are determined at the initial pre-admission assessment.
  • 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 and offering opportunities to achieve positive outcomes.
  • By enabling staff to understand the function of risk behaviours, this enables plans to be implemented to safely manage potential risks and to provide the least restrictive support in an inclusive and empowering way.
  • An important element of the service includes individualised activity programmes, together with maintaining family contact and social networks.
  • 8 en-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious living areas
  • Sensory room with interactive technology
  • Low stimulus environment
  • An activities of daily living (ADL) kitchen
  • A family and activities room
  • Extensive grounds including outside seating
  • Access to a range of local facilities including swimming, bingo, cycling , bowling cinema, and options to utilise a day opportunities service

Elm 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.

Leah Davies, Registered Manager

Leah has worked for MHC since 2011 and has over 15 years’ experience in managing and supporting individuals with learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy and mental health within school, residential and hospital services.

Leah has progressed from Support Worker to Registered Manager within MHC and has a QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management and a QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

  • Summary

    • Mixed gender service
    • Accommodates up to 8 people
    • Tranquil location
    • Beautiful grounds

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

‘We are always striving to do better: to learn, to improve and to do the right thing.’

Care Inspectorate Wales | Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru

Elm is regulated and inspected by Care Inspectorate Wales.

> Read our inspection reports

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