“Our new home has given Logan his independence back”
Teenager Logan Dagnall is enjoying being more independent since his family moved to their specially adapted bungalow in Carmarthen.
Logan, 15, was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. His family had been waiting more than five years for a suitable home to meet Logan’s needs.
Last November (2022) Logan, together with his mum, dad and older sister, moved from their privately rented house into their new home at Clos Tawelan, Carmarthen.
The bungalow has a fully accessible ground-floor wet room, wide doorways so that Logan can easily manoeuvre his wheelchair around and an electric front door with ramps to give him easy access into and out of his home.
In the kitchen we fitted a hob that can be raised or lowered allowing Logan to cook when he wants and hoists in the bedroom and bathroom help Logan to get in and out of his wheelchair.
Logan’s mum Donna said: “In our old house there were steps leading up and down to the garden, which wasn’t too bad when Logan was younger as I could lift him up and down. But there’s no way I can lift a 15-year-old.
“We had a stairlift in the old house too, but there was hardly any space for Logan to get about in his chair.
“This new house is adapted for Logan and our family’s needs. It has given him his independence back. He can cook when he likes and go in and out as he wants.”
Logan’s mum Donna Dagnall
Clos Tawelan is a development of 18 houses and apartments, built on the site of the former council-run Tawelan care home. It was built in partnership with Welsh Government, Carmarthen Council and TRJ Building Solutions.