Work starts on Aberystwyth’s first extra care scheme
Work has started at Plas Morolwg to build the town’s first extra care scheme.
The site, less than a kilometre from the town centre, enjoys magnificent views over the town and its harbour and when finished will provide 56 new, state of the art apartments.
Ceredigion County Council Leader Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn, visited the site and met Shayne Hembrow Wales & West Housing’s Group Deputy Chief Executive, at the site to see how work is progressing.
She said: “I was very pleased to be invited to view the site and plans for Plas Morolwg, the proposed extra care scheme.
“This new modern facility will give some of our more vulnerable residents the opportunity to live independently in a flat with their own front door, yet to be within easy reach of essential, communal services and 24 hour care when they need it.”
Ceredigion County Council Leader Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn
“This is part of Ceredigion County Council’s strategy to modernise the provision of care for our elderly residents. I look forward to the opening of Plas Morolwg in Aberystwyth in 2021.”
Shayne Hembrow, added: “This is an exciting time for us to be working in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Welsh Government to bring this extra care scheme to Aberystwyth. There is clearly demand in the north Ceredigion area for care and housing for older and vulnerable people under one roof.
“Our partners Anwyl are experienced at building extra care schemes and committed to using local suppliers and contractors to keep as much investment as possible within the local community.
“We want this development to create work opportunities, new jobs and apprenticeships for local people and provide other benefits and projects to make a difference to the neighbouring community.”
The first residents are expected to move into the scheme in 2021. When complete the scheme will employ around 30 staff.
The new extra care scheme is the result of a partnership between Ceredigion County Council, Welsh Government and Wales & West Housing and will cost more than £9 million.