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Ivy Cottage

Ackton Lane


North Featherstone

West Yorkshire


Tel:  01977 701 370

Fax:  01977 795 707

Ivy Cottage was registered as a care home for adults with learning disabilities in October 2000. It provides care and support to 10 individuals and is mixed occupancy.

Ivy Cottage is an attractive traditional two-storey property of rendered stone construction which has been substantially extended.

On the first floor there are 10 furnished bedrooms including wash basins, there are 2 shower rooms, a bathroom and there are 4 toilets.

On the ground floor there is a large equipped kitchen, a large lounge area with a conservatory extension, a dining area / activities room and 3 toilets.

There is a small garden to the front of the home and a large private garden to the rear of the home which also has a seating area and a barbeque. There is a drive to the rear of the home for off road parking.

Ivy Cottage delivers care and support to individuals with learning disabilities and who may also have a history of mental health problems.

The home is staffed 24 hours a day by a highly trained, motivated staff team (Please See “Professional Development” for further information on staff training) who are managed by a service manager and an assistant manager.  Please click on the image above for more details.

A person centered approach ensures the individual’s wishes and needs are met and they remain in control of how they choose to live their lives, the Staff team support the individuals in achieving this whilst ensuring health, safety and

well-being of the individual is maintained.  

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David Mitchell, Registered Service Manager, Ivy Cottage / Ivy Croft



Terene Taylor, Deputy Manager, Ivy Cottage / Ivy Croft

Terene joined Ivy Care in 2001 as a support worker and worked hard to develop her skills and knowledge base.

Terene was promoted to Senior Support Worker in 2005 and took on board any new learning opportunities which helped further develop her skills; leading to a further promotion in 2008 when Terene was appointed the Deputy Manager role at Ivy Lodge.  As deputy Terene helped establish a new home with the manager and staff team.

David joined Ivy Care on the 1st September 2014.

David has been involved in Health and Social Care since 1986, starting out as a technician in the theatre department at Barnsley District Hospital and then branching out and progressing to Nursing, specialising in learning disabilities, training and project work.

This will be David's 3rd Registered Managers role.

Terene has obtained NVQ 2, 3 and level 4 in leadership and management and with 14 and half years experience in Health and Social Care this has helped her progress her career and contribute to the Ivy care team.

Terene is committed to Ivy care and  those who use the service by promoting independence, person centred planning but above all valuing each individual.

David has obtained the following qualifications:

1st Level Registered Nurse (LD), ENB 997/8 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, NVQ Assessor and Verifier, C & G 7307 Learning and Assessment, MILM Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Management, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer (accredited by Cornell University) Exp, Practice Educator (accredited by Sheffield Hallam University ) Exp and L3 Safe Handling of Medication.

David has a strong commitment to identifying and sourcing meaningful and vocational activity for those who experience difficulties in mainstream society and is a true advocate of engaging with numerous external providers to work in partnership with them to create and sustain opportunities for people we support.  

David is dedicated to promoting equality and providing effective and meaningful support to individuals in a person centred and value based way. He feels this is crucial in any service which seeks to support and empower people who may often be marginalised.