Extra care housing scheme gets seal of approval
Pictured: Annie Jackson - Clwyd Alyn, Chris Morris - Care & Support Manager at Llys Raddington, Cllr Christine Jones, Neil Ayling, FCC chief officer for Social Services, Ed Hughes - Clwyd Alyn, Paul Seymour - Clwyd Alyn and Susie Lunt - FCC social services with tenants of Llys Raddington
Extra Care has become a popular model of specialist housing with care provision for older people in Flintshire.
A senior Councillor recently took the opportunity to visit the third such scheme in the county, five months after it opened its doors.
Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, met staff and tenants at Llys Raddington, the new £10 million extra care housing scheme in Flint town centre.
Councillor Jones said:
“It is fantastic to see the transformation of Flint Town Centre and the new Llys Raddington scheme is huge part of that, and to see the positive impact the scheme is having on people from across Flintshire.
“It is wonderful to be here meeting people and finding out how well they have settled in and are enjoying living here. These schemes are making a real difference to people’s lives, improving care provision for older people in the County.”
Paul Seymour, Executive Director of Resident Services at Clwyd Alyn, said:
“Llys Raddington is a great example of excellent partnership working with the local authority which is making a massive difference, not only to the lives of residents and their families, but also to the wider community in the town itself.”
The scheme includes 73 one and two-bedroom self-contained apartments for people aged 60 or over, subject to eligibility criteria. The scheme also features a restaurant, communal areas and activity rooms as well as landscaped grounds, car parking and a mobility scooter store with 24 hour on-site care support for those who have an assessed need. There are additional assisted bathing rooms and there’s even a ‘sky-lounge’, a conservatory area on the roof.
Llys Raddington is a partnership development between Flintshire County Council, the Welsh Government and Clwyd Alyn. The housing elements of the scheme are managed by Clwyd Alyn, and individual domiciliary care support is provided by the Local Authority.