Hundreds visit Information Day for Plas yr Ywen

Hundreds visited an information day as further details of Holywell’s new £8.5m extra care scheme were revealed.

Members of the public called in to Holywell Drill Hall to find out more about facilities, apartment layouts, catering, costs of living, jobs and care and support at Plas yr Ywen, which is set to open in Spring 2020.

Visitors also got the chance to find out more about a woodland walk which will be situated at the extra care scheme site on Halkyn Road.

Ancient woodland fell within the grounds of the old Ysgol Perth y Terfyn school, which was knocked down to make way for the new facility, and is being developed into an outdoor space for people to enjoy.

“Plas yr Ywen will provide excellent facilities to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”

Cllr Christine Jones, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services

Plas yr Ywen is being provided by Wales & West Housing in partnership with Flintshire Council and representatives of both organisations were on hand to offer advice and guidance on the day.

Refreshments were provided by Castell Ventures, which will be operating the on-site restaurant service at the scheme.

Artist’s impression of Plas yr Ywen, Holywell, opening Spring 2020

Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be providing another extra care scheme for people in Flintshire and we had lots of positive feedback from those who attended on the day.”

Councillor Christine Jones, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services said: “I am pleased that so many people attended our information event to find out about this exciting new facility in Holywell.

“Plas yr Ywen will provide excellent facilities to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”

Plas yr Ywen will feature 43 x one bed apartments and 12 x two bed apartments with on-site care and support.

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for those wishing to live at the scheme. Applicants must be aged 50 and above and have a care and support need in order to be considered for an apartment at Plas yr Ywen.

To find out more or make an application call 0800 052 2526 or email

More information is also available online at

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