Pine Cottages

Learning Disabilities Service

Service Overview

Pine cottages provide residential living for people with a learning disability and/ or Autism.
The cottages allow individuals to live either semi independently, as part of a care pathway, or for those who may benefit from intensive support on a one to one or two to one basis, depending on the complexity of their behaviour.

Admission Criteria

Pine Cottages support:

  • Males or females aged 18 yrs + who have a diagnosis of a learning disability and/ or autism and/ or other associated conditions.
  • 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

Individuals living at Pine are encouraged to have an activity plan in place which is individualised to suit needs and choice. Activity plans will embrace the Active Support model, enabling individuals to engage in meaningful activities as active participants. These plans will use everyday activities to encourage choice, engagement and independence.
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.
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.

Facilities

  • Cottage style terrace
  • Individual and dual living options
  • Personalisation to homes welcomed
  • Private gardens
  • Options to utilise a day opportunities service
  • Public transport accessible within walking distance
  • COMING SOON – options to access ‘The Woodlands’ an outdoor learning space.

The Surrounding Area

Pine 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

Phil Pitchford, Registered Manager

Phil has over 22 years’ experience in managing residential and domiciliary care services across a number of organisations. After a period away from the company, Phil returned to MHC in 2014. He holds a number of social care and  management qualifications including: BSc (Hons) Psychology, ILM 4 in Leadership and Management, NVQ 4 Registered Manager’s Award.

  • Summary

    • Row of four cottages
    • 3 with 2 bedrooms
    • 1 with 1 bedroom
    • Age 18+
    • Mixed gender service
    • Moderate to severe learning disability
    • Bespoke service
    • Private garden and stunning grounds
  • LOCATION

    Llangwyfan, Denbigh, LL16 4LU

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