Minister visits Llys Jasmine
Huw Irranca Davies AM, Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care recently visited Llys Jasmine in Mold, a ground-breaking extra care and dementia scheme which opened in summer 2013.
Built by Anwyl Construction in partnership with Wales & West Housing Association and Flintshire County Council Llys Jasmine provides 61 apartments and two extra care bungalows.
All apartments in the £8.3m complex are designed to adapt to residents' changing needs, with specific dementia apartments laid out around a central courtyard on the upper ground floor giving a safe environment to maintain independence. With 24 hour on-site care and support and a state-of -the-art call care system it is aimed at residents 65 and over.
Huw Irranca Davies AM, Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care said;
"It was a great pleasure to visit Llys Jasmine Extra Care Provision in Mold, which is part of continuing investment from Flintshire County Council, Welsh Government and partners in supported and independent living for older people."
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Housing said:
"Extra care schemes enable older people to have a choice of specialist housing and they are making a real difference to people's lives, improving care provision for older people in the County.
Councillor Christine Jones, Cabinet Member for Social Services said:
"Flintshire County Council's on-going commitment for the care of people living with dementia continues to build on the success of extra care schemes such as Llys Jasmine and Llys Eleanor in Shotton as Llys Raddington in Flint nears completion and with work now underway on a new extra care scheme in Holywell."
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said:
"Llys Jasmine has been open for nearly five years and is an excellent example of how partnership working can make a huge difference to people's lives. Residents have access to 24 hour care and support on site combined with high quality, purpose built accommodation which allows them to retain their independence. It is a real success story for Flintshire, making an impact not just on residents but on the whole community in Mold."
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Pictured in the attached photographs are (l to r)
Huw Irranca Davies AM, Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Christine Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing, local member Councillor Brian Lloyd and Neil Ayling, Chief Officer Social Services