Following a commitment from Cabinet in September 2017, a proposed £50m investment in Extra Care is being made in Rhondda Cynon Taf. This will see five new facilities open across the County Borough. Here is some useful information about Extra Care in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
What is Extra Care?
Extra Care delivers modern accommodation to meet the needs and changing expectations of the growing older population, allowing them to live as independently as possible in their own homes. They are modern, built-for-purpose buildings, catering for a range of needs.
Extra Care residents also receive targeted on-site support for their assessed needs, in an environment which provides an alternative to a care home. This care and support is available 24/7 for the residents. Extra Care facilities also give the opportunity to provide dedicated day services for older people, as well as a community resource providing community opportunities.
The existing Ty Heulog Extra Care facility in Talbot Green - it includes 40 apartments, a restaurant, laundry facilities, enclosed garden, activities and 24/7 support.
What else does Extra Care offer?
Extra Care can also provide a number of other provisions on the same site. For instance, Aberaman Extra Care will also include a dining room and cafe, hair salon, therapy room, lounge, laundry room, winter garden room, activity room, guest suite and garden area – all alongside the residential provision on site.
How many Extra Care places are there in Rhondda Cynon Taf?
There is one current Extra Care facility in the County Borough – Ty Heulog, in Talbot Green. The proposed £50m Extra Care funding will bring the total number of Extra Care places in Rhondda Cynon Taf up to 300 – by building five new facilities. They will be in:
- Mountain Ash
Aberaman Extra Care on the former Maesffynnon Residential Care Home site, at Club Street. It is the first to be constructed, providing 40 new Extra Care apartments in 2019.
The construction of a new Extra Care scheme in Aberaman will soon reach an exciting milestone – as January will see the delivery and installation of pre-constructed modules to shape the development.
Is Extra Care suitable for all residents?
Extra Care can meet a wide range of complex needs, but individuals will only be given the option of Extra Care if the assessment and review dictates that they are suitable and can be appropriately placed.
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