Care & Repair agencies in Conwy and Denbighshire working together Wednesday 1 April 2015

From 1 April, the Care & Repair agency in Conwy will become a subsidiary of Grŵp Cynefin.

The Care & Repair agency in Denbighshire is already managed by Grwp Cynefin. Over the coming months, it will transfer into the new subsidiary to form one agency called Conwy and Denbighshire Care & Repair.

There will be no change to the service received by existing users of the two care and repair services.

Working together will help reduce running costs, and follow Welsh Government policy to reduce the number of care and repair agencies in Wales from 2015-16.

The Gwynedd and Ynys Môn Care & Repair agencies, both already managed by Grŵp Cynefin subsidiary Canllaw, will also be merging during the coming months.

The Care & Repair service is a free home visiting service which enables older people to remain living independently in their own homes and communities.

The agencies can enhance the quality of life of older people within their own homes. They support independent living for people over the age of 60 in safe, comfortable, warm and secure homes.

Care & Repair can help with small home improvements such as fixing a dripping tap, the installation of handrails or new locks, to major building work such as a specially adapted bathroom or replacing a roof.

Gwynne Jones, who will chair Conwy and Denbighshire Care & Repair, said: “By bringing the Care & Repair agencies together, we will be able to deliver more for less and ensure we have a sustainable service that helps older people live independently in their own homes.

“In doing this, we will be well equipped to meet the funding challenges facing Care & Repair agencies across Wales. By operating under Grŵp Cynefin, the new agency will benefit from the housing association’s financial support and corporate services.”

“Our clients across Conwy and Denbighshire will not notice any change to the existing high quality service already provided.”

Walis George, chief executive of Grŵp Cynefin, said: “Supporting older and vulnerable people in their own homes is a crucial part of developing sustainable communities throughout North Wales.

“Bringing together the Care & Repair agencies for Conwy and Denbighshire, and in Gwynedd and Môn, will help safeguard these services for years to come.”

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