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Great response to new extra care apartments


Wrexham County Borough Council’s Adult Services Commissioning Team Members Kimberley Mason (left) and Delyth Williams (right) enjoying their recent visit to the Maes y Dderwen extra care show apartment

Visitors to the show apartment at the new Maes y Dderwen extra care housing scheme in Wrexham have praised the development saying it will provide an excellent option for people aged 60 and over to remain independent even if they have a wide range of care and support needs.

Councillor Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Adult Services at Wrexham County Borough Council said she was delighted to see progress on the scheme and visit the show apartment last week:

“I’m very impressed with the finished show apartment which is very warm and welcoming. The Local Authority has invested in a number of excellent partnership initiatives enabling people from across the County to live well in the later stages of life. 

“Maes y Dderwen is in an excellent location and, as well as featuring 60 one and two-bedroom self-contained apartments, there will be a range of communal facilities such as an on-site restaurant, tenants’ lounge, motor scooter storage and activity rooms.”

Gaynor Jones, Extra Care Officer for the Pennaf Housing Group, who welcomed Councillor Lowe to the scheme said:

“It is a real privilege to meet with visitors and those who want to find out more about the possibility of renting one of the apartments, either for themselves or a family member.

“The comments that people have already left in the Visitors’ Book at the show apartment speaks volumes – one person has commented, ‘Hope my Dad will be able to have a long and happy life here, being safe and enjoying meeting others,’ while another has written, ‘Potentially perfect for my Dear Mother.”

The scheme is due to open mid to late Summer 2018 and applications are currently open for those interested in renting one of the apartments, subject to eligibility criteria.

“Applicants must be aged 60 or over and either live in Wrexham County or have very strong links to the area. There must also be some level of assessed care and support need, which can range from someone needing just a little extra help and reassurance to those with more complex physical, sensory or memory related support needs.

“Living in an Extra Care Scheme enables people to maintain or even enhance their independence whilst living with varying care and support needs. It’s an adaptable environment that helps promote the well-being of tenants,” Gaynor added.

Maes y Dderwen is a partnership development between Wrexham County Borough Council, the Welsh Government and TÅ·Glas Housing Society, part of the Pennaf Housing Group. The scheme has been partly financed through Welsh Government Vibrant and Viable Places (VVP) and Social Housing Grant secured by Wrexham County Borough Council, along with private finance arranged by the Pennaf Housing Group.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Maes y Dderwen or book an appointment to view the show apartment, can visit 0800 163 5757 or email enquiries@tyglas.co.uk

A series of drop-in information day events are also continuing at Wrexham Museum in Lord Street on April 16, 23 and 30 between 10 m and 4 pm for people to call in and find out more or arrange a visit to the show apartment.

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