Grŵp Cynefin expands provision for older people in Denbighshire

Grŵp Cynefin expands accommodation provision for older people in Denbighshire

Grŵp Cynefin is preparing to embark on a £12.2 million expansion plan to update and extend their Extra Care Housing Scheme at Llys Awelon, Ruthin.

The project will involve a complete redevelopment of the site to create a modern, low carbon, bespoke scheme to meet the needs of older people in the Denbighshire area. Grŵp Cynefin’s Extra Care Scheme offers unique independence, neighbourhood and support within purpose built buildings with independent flats for the residents and communal areas such as gardens, lounges, restaurant and a hairdressing salon.

It offers a great opportunity for older people to benefit from an independent lifestyle in a safe and homely community with support and care when they need it.

Grŵp Cynefin has five schemes in Holyhead, Bala, Porthmadog, Denbigh, and Ruthin. At Llys Awelon, Ruthin, an additional 35 one and two bedroom flats and brand new facilities will be added to the existing 21 flats.

The project is a partnership between Denbighshire Council, Grŵp Cynefin and the Welsh Government and is supported by £7.1 million of Welsh Government Social Housing Programme funding.

According to Mel Evans, Grŵp Cynefin’s  Director of Innovation and Growth:

“ We are proud to be able to work closely with Denbighshire Council and the Welsh Government to be able to offer the highest standard of service at Llys Awelon, Ruthin, which will be a modern, valuable resource for the area.”

Shan Lloyd Williams, Grŵp Cynefin Chief Executive adds:

“Such projects bring together Grŵp Cynefin’s best qualities – expertise in Extra Care Housing and important principles –  innovation in our construction methods using materials and technology to achieve low or zero carbon and our ability to bring partners together to deliver ambitious and innovative schemes for the benefit of our communities.”

“As well as extending the choice of care and accommodation provision to older people in the Ruthin area, the scheme will help regenerate the site, investing money in the town and surrounding communities.”

Grŵp Cynefin..

  • Manages more than 4100 housing units for rent across six counties in north Wales and north Powys
  • Develops homes of all kinds in response to local needs: for families, single people, older people and vulnerable persons with support needs
  • In addition to the units under management, has loans or equity in more than 800 intermediate market housing for people unable to buy a suitable home on the open market
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