Ashfield

4 Cedar Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5QH

Ashfield is a supported living service, which provides specialist support for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs within their own accommodation.

The home offers six beds across three selfcontained living units consisting of a kitchen, lounge, dining room, bedroom with en-suite facilities and access to a garden.

We provide specialist input and risk assessment to manage and reduce high risk or offending behaviour for individuals stepping down from secure, forensic or long-stay settings. As people progress with their independent living skills, supported living can be a suitable accommodation option, where we are able to offer domiciliary support packages involving high staffing levels, and staff teams with the same high level of training and expertise as those working in our residential services.

Our service delivers individualised support and behavioural management plans to achieve successful community living and break a cycle of placement breakdown. Residents are empowered by deciding how their service is run, what their goals are, and what they want to achieve each day.

Our service offers packages to those living in their homes or in new accommodation arranged with a registered social/private landlord, including support with finding suitable accommodation and arranging tenancy agreements, benefits and personal budgeting for household and personal expenditure.

Vocational activities and learning opportunities*

We believe that it is essential for people’s wellbeing to have purpose in their day-to-day life and to learn new skills. We have established different work projects to introduce vocational and learning activities where the people in our care can learn valuable skills and develop confidence. Service users have access to:

  • Employment projects, such as bakery, textiles and horticultural work to help deliver meaningful occupation
  • The education centre, which provides a range of ASDAN accredited courses tailored to suit individual service users’ needs, incorporating learning through sensory and academic experiences

*Subject to geography and availability

The people we support

  • Adults from the age of 18
  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with challenging behaviour including mental illness, co-morbid substance misuse or a forensic background
  • We do not accept people detained under the Mental Health Act (1983). However, we can support people on the following sections: 7 (Guardianship), 17 (Planned/authorised leave), 117 (Aftercare arrangements) and 25 (Supervised discharge) or a Community Treatment Order

Community Links

  • Within walking distance to Huddersfield town centre
  • Huddersfield College which provides further learning for adults with learning disabilities
  • Local library
  • Greenhead Park with tennis courts, ponds and garden areas
  • Variety of shops

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