Ty Cwm, Merthyr Tydfil

Gelli Dawel, Pantyffin Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0JL

Tel: (01685) 354570 

Ty Cwm provides the people of the Merthyr area with an accommodation option to support independence in later life, or where physical disability or sensory impairment impact on their abilities to take an active role in their community.

Extra Care can be a viable alternative to sheltered accommodation or residential care by encouraging and promoting independent living and providing, wherever possible, a home for life with care and support services that can increase or decrease as the individual’s needs change. It is suitable for single people or couples, where one or both have need of more supportive accommodation.

The scheme comprises of 60 self-contained units (25 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom apartments). All accommodation is available for rent on an assured shorthold tenancy basis and is built to a high specification, including full wheelchair accessibility.  

The Extra Care apartments offer:

  • Modern Fitted Kitchens
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower (with access from each bedroom and the apartment hallway)
  • Spacious main bedrooms in both one and two bed apartments
  • Slip resistant flooring in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Spacious living room
  • Low surface temperature radiators controllable by occupants

In addition to shared lounge facilities, laundry, assisted bathroom and a cycle/scooter store, the scheme also offers a restaurant, hair and beauty salon, IT access, library, communal conservatory and landscaped gardens. The scheme is well placed to enjoy some spectacular views across the Merthyr valley.

For people with sensory impairments there will be a hearing loop in all communal areas and the scheme has been designed to meet the RNIB ‘Visually Better’ standards.  A wealth of development experience has been incorporated to support an enabling environment for tenants of the scheme.

The scheme has been sensitively designed to support residents with early onset dementia to orientate themselves with passive design which includes the use of a variety of identifiable textures, colours and lighting on each floor.

Tenants are supported by a local community alarm service to contact the scheme manager (Dalton Harris), care teams and support staff on site during normal hours of operation (9am-5pm) and the ‘lifeline’ call centre in the Civic Centre out-of-hours. 

Hafod Care provides both the domiciliary care provision and the housing-related support which is attached to the scheme.  Domiciliary Care staff are available on site 24 hours a day to give help with personal care and respond supportively to tenants who have emergencies.

To be considered eligible to apply for a tenancy at Ty Cwm Extra Care, you will need to live in Merthyr or have a close Merthyr connection and are over 50 years of age and be eligible for support from Community Care (Adult Social Services). You must also be in one of the following situations:

  • In hospital
  • In a residential home or sheltered housing
  • In a vulnerable situation at home
  • Unable to cope with essential living tasks

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