Learning Disabilities Service
Orchard is a residential home for people living with a learning disability. The home provides an environment in which individuals are able to hone their skill set, enhance independence and well-being as well as provide them with the ability to step down to the final part of their chosen care pathway into community living.
- Males or females aged 18 yrs + 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:
The Support Delivered
Through the support of a motivated and experienced staff team, individuals are encouraged to develop their social and adaptive skills to maintain and gain further independence and offer opportunities to enhance the person’s quality of life.
Planned activities, both in the community and in- house, promote choice, decision making and social interaction. These may include quiz nights, pamper evenings, film nights and arts and crafts.
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 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.
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.
- Ground floor accommodation
- Four single flats and one double flat
- Outdoor seating areas
- Personalisation to rooms welcomed
- Extensive landscaped grounds
- A bus stop within walking distance
- Options to utilise a day opportunities service, ‘Highfield Hub’
- Options to access ‘The Woodlands’, an outdoor learning space
The Surrounding Area
Orchard 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
Jamie Jones, Registered Manager
Jamie holds a QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care and QCF Level 4 in Leadership and Management. He has worked at MHC since 2008 starting as a Support Worker and progressing to Registered Manager.
Jamie has experience and knowledge within the health and social care sector and has worked with adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviours.