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Ivy Dene

20-22 Doncaster Road



West Yorkshire

WF11 8NT

Tel: 01977 671 499

Fax: 01977 672 370

Ivy Dene was registered as a care home for adults with learning disabilities in November 2001. It provides care and support to 12 individuals and is of a mixed occupancy.

Ivy Dene also provides support in an adjoining flat for an additional four adults.

(see Ivy Rose)

On the ground floor there are 3 furnished bedrooms (providing ground floor accommodation) including wash basins, and a bathroom.  The remaining 8 bedrooms are on the first floor with 3 showers, a bathroom and 3 toilets.

There is a large equipped kitchen, a large lounge area with a conservatory extension, a dining room and activities room and 3 toilets.

There is 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 front of the home for off road parking.

Ivy Dene 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 centred 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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Click  on the picture to read about Ivy Dene Management Team.

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Lyndsey has worked within the health and social care sector for 12 years since being 18.

Starting her career as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities and a high level of challenging behaviour. After returning from maternity leave she opted to work for supported living within the community which gave her a different experience of working with adults with learning disabilities.

Lyndsey has achieved the  NVQ level 3  and Level 5 in health and social care and is a qualified MAPA (Managing Actual and Potential Aggression) instructor for the company.

Lyndsey Abbott

Registered Service Manager, Ivy Dene / Ivy Rose / Ivy House

Lyndsey joined Ivy Care in 2009 as the activities  

co-ordinator at Ivy Dene.

Over the years she has built good relationships with the service users and has gained a vast amount of knowledge about the care sector.

Lyndsey was successfully appointed as deputy manager of Ivy Dene in February 2013 and after being the Acting Manager from September 2015 was appointed as the Registered Manager in October 2016.

Tom Syson

Assistant Manager, Ivy Dene / Ivy Rose / Ivy House

Tom is the latest addition to the Ivy Care management team, joining in February 2017.

Tom has 13 years experience in the health and social care sector, working with both adults and children.

Starting his career as a support worker in both residential and supported living Tom then spent 10 years working as a group leader and acting deputy at a respite home for children with disabilities and complex behaviours.

Tom has obtained his NVQ level 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care and has a particular interest in developing positive behavioural support plans to support adults with complex challenging needs.  

Tom is imaginative and creative in finding fun and meaningful activities to encourage engagement and getting people involved.

‘I’m delighted to have joined Ivy Care, I am passionate about developing my knowledge and experience in this new role and look forward to supporting the team to develop and enhance their skills too.’