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Penarth Older Persons Housing with Care Complex plans approved

A NEW residential complex is planned for Penarth that will combine older person accommodation with on=site health facilities.

In a joint venture between the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Wales & West Housing (WWH) and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, a 3.6-acre site near Myrtle Close in the town has been chosen for the development. It would be situated alongside Oak Court, an existing WWH older persons residential facility, and Ty Dewi Sant, a dementia-friendly care home operated by the Council.

Together, they will help create a community environment containing housing, social care and health provision.

The Council would be responsible for delivering the older persons independent living component of the scheme, with WWH building an Extra Care residential block.

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Building Services, said: 

“This project promises to be a fine example of what can be achieved by agencies working in partnership.

“A modern, integrated development, not only will it provide high-quality accommodation for older members of our community, the on-site health facilities will also offer greater convenience for residents, adding to their quality of life.

“Locating the complex near existing older persons’ provision will also perform an important social function by helping to create a community feel for those that live there.”

Joanna Davoile, Director of Development at WWH, added:

“We are excited to be working in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to develop modern, extra care homes for older people in Penarth.

“This will be WWH’s first extra care scheme in South Wales, but the sixth across Wales. We hope this will be a flagship for older person care and health provisions in the area. We plan to provide quality housing where older people can live independently in a flat with their own front door yet have the health, care and support services they need on-site.”

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