Plas yr Ywen
one bed apartments
two bed apartments
hour on site care and support

About Plas yr Ywen, Holywell (Opening Spring 2020)

Construction of Plas yr Ywen, our new £8.5m extra care scheme in Holywell, started in 2018.

Located on the site of the former Ysgol Perth Y Terfyn, it will be our second extra care scheme in Flintshire.

The first residents are expected to move in by early 2020 and will have access to a range of facilities and 24-hour on site care and support.

Plas yr Ywen is being provided in partnership with Flintshire Council and lead contractor Anwyl Construction.


We’re holding an Information Day for people to find out more about Plas yr Ywen at a drop-in public event on Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 10am-6pm at St Peter’s Church, Rose Hill, Holywell, CH8 7TL.

There’s no need to book – simply call in at any time during the day to find out more about the new facility, our second extra care scheme in Flintshire.

At the information day you will be able to:

  • Make an application
  • Find out about facilities at the scheme
  • Find out about care and support services
  • View plans of the scheme and apartments
  • Meet key partners involved with Plas yr Ywen including Wales & West Housing and Flintshire Council

Refreshments will be available.


To be considered for an apartment at Plas yr Ywen you must be:

  • Aged 50+
  • Have a care and support need

Priority is given to people already living in Flintshire.

Booklet: Plas yr Ywen – a supportive community

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


Facilities at Holywell extra care scheme will be similar to those in our existing schemes in Prestatyn, Mold and Newtown. These include:

  • En-suite walk-in shower rooms
  • Contemporary fully fitted kitchens (excluding white goods)
  • Assisted bathrooms
  • An on-site restaurant, serving freshly cooked meals daily
  • Lounge areas
  • A guest suite
  • Laundry facilities
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Terraces
  • Buggy store


When and where is the information day for Holywell extra care scheme?

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Time: 10am-6pm

Location: St Peter’s Church, Rose Hill, Holywell, CH8 7TL

Where is St Peter’s Church, Holywell?

St Peter’s Church is situated on Rose Hill, Holywell, a short distance from Holywell town centre. The postcode is CH8 7TL.

How do I get to St Peter’s Church by car?

From the A55 (both directions), take junction 32 towards Holywell and continue past the Stamford Gate Hotel. Take the next right (signposted Town Centre/Bagillt/Hospital) and continue on to the A5026 in the town centre. Turn right on to Pen-y-Maes Road then first right (after the Lidl store) on to Rosehill.

From the North Wales coast road (A548), take Greenfield Road towards Holywell and follow the signs for Chester (A55). Once on the A5026, take the turning for Pen-y-Maes Road then first right (after the Lidl store) on to Rosehill.

Information Day parking

Free parking will be available in the church car park on the day.

How do I get to St Peter’s Church by public transport?

St Peter’s Church is 300m on foot from Holywell Bus Station. Walk on to Pen-y-Maes Road (in front of Lidl) and take the first right on to Rosehill. Continue along the footpath and you will see the church on your right.

My mother has early Alzheimer’s - can she move into extra care housing?

People with Alzheimer’s can live in extra care housing. As part of the assessment of each person all health conditions are considered to ensure their care and support needs can be met before they are accepted on to the waiting list for accommodation.

My husband is unwell – do you consider applications from couples who want to move into extra care housing together?

Yes. There are 2 bed apartments that are spacious and ideal for couples. When assessing the suitability of couples wishing to be considered for extra care housing we would look at the needs of both individuals and as a couple.

I already live in sheltered housing – how would extra care housing be different?

The main difference would be that in our extra care housing there is an on-site care and support team. This team provides services to people as agreed by their individual care and support plans.

How do you prioritise the people on the waiting list?

When a vacancy arises everyone on the waiting list will be considered. The property will be offered to whoever is deemed, at the time of the vacancy, to be in the greatest need.

Consideration will be given to any escalation of risk of a person losing their independence and/or increasing level of support needed, should they remain in their current accommodation.

What happens if my health gets worse while I am living in extra care housing?

Your needs may change over time and the level of care and support you need may fluctuate. The teams will support you to stay living in your home for as long as possible for as long as your needs can be met.

Can I buy an apartment?

No. The apartments are for rent only.

Do I have to pay for a meal if I do not want it?

Yes – the meal service is a condition of the tenancy. This is because overheads are incurred even if a person chooses not to have a meal.

Are white goods included?

No. White goods are not included.

Is the flooring included?

There is non-slip flooring in the kitchen and walk-in shower room, leaving other rooms for you to choose and provide your own flooring.

We ask that you seek advice from the facility staff before floor coverings are chosen to ensure consideration can be given to the opening and closing of doors in your apartment.

Is there gas for a cooker?

No. There is no gas to the apartments. There is provision in the kitchen for you to install an electric cooker.

Can I decorate my apartment?

Yes you can decorate your apartment. When the property is newly-built we ask that a period of 12 months is left before any decoration is undertaken to allow the building to settle.

Can I put pictures up?

Yes you can put up pictures. We ask that you seek the advice of the facility staff before this is done to ensure the correct fixings are used and consideration is given to electric cabling and water piping.

Can I have a pet?

In most cases, yes. We will establish how people care for their pet and that they understand that internal and external areas are shared before giving permission.

Can I go out when I want and can I have visitors?

Your apartment is your own home – you can go out and have visitors when you want.

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