Learning Disabilities Service

Service Overview

Holly is a residential home for people living with a learning disability. Holly uses person centred approaches and planning with individuals to ensure that care packages are at a level that will meet their needs and maintain choice and control over decision making.

Admission Criteria

Holly supports:

  • Males or females aged 18+ who have a diagnosis of a learning disability.
  • Support underlying challenging behaviours.
  • Prior to the initial 12 week assessment period a ‘compatibility’ assessment is carried out 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 and offering opportunities to enhance the persons quality of life.
Individuals will have structured activity schedules in place, which can be utilised in-house or within the community. Residents will also be encouraged to use public transport to develop and maintain their independence skills.
Residents also have access to the ‘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 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.


  • Spacious communal living areas
  • En-suite bedrooms (personalisation is welcomed)
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Extensive landscaped grounds
  • Access to a range of local facilities including swimming, bingo, cycling , bowling cinema
  • Options to utilise a day opportunities service
  • Options to access the ‘woodlands’, an outdoor learning space.

The Surrounding Area

Holly 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.

Registered Manager

Daniel Maguire, Registered Manager

  • Summary

    • Mixed gender service
    • 7 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

‘’Our son has progressed in leaps and bounds since being at Holly – thankyou.’’

Care Inspectorate Wales | Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru

Holly is regulated and inspected by Care Inspectorate Wales.

> Read our inspection reports

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