New £6.5m Dementia Friendly Care Home
- 23 Jan
A new £6.5 million state of the art care home is opening next month that will specialise in dementia care.
Gwalia Mynydd Mawr in the Gwendraeth Valley, South Wales, will specialise in dementia care and has been built with a dementia-friendly design.
Those staying at the home will have 24-hour dementia specific care and support,as well as nursing care, rehabilitation treatment and respite care.
The site has a dementia friendly design, with the rooms split into five clusters to create the feeling of a close-knit community with two courtyard gardens.
Lynne Colman, registered manager of the new facility, said:
The ethos is based on respecting individuality, we recognise everyone has their own preferences and needs, for example, when someone moves in we know their favourite food doesn't change, we know the time they get up won't alter and we know the things they like to do remain the same.
That's why we'll take time to get to know residents so we can tailor our services to each individual, ensuring that they can continue to live as they want to.
Angela Griffiths, head of learning and development at Gwalia, said the 28 new staff, both care based and non-care based are receiving extensive training:
The package combines traditional classroom-based learning with e-learning modules and all staff, including those in non-care giving roles, will also receive training on dementia, demonstrating our commitment to raising awareness of the condition in order to provide the highest quality specialist dementia care.
- 10 Sep
Young people with learning disabilities more likely to be abused
A group of children’s charities have said that young people with disabilities have the “same vulnerabilities” as all young people but face extra “barriers” to getting protection or support,...
- 07 Sep
Success for a disability sport programme
The programme ran for three weeks and included multi-sport camps at Aberdeen Sports Village, reports the Mearns Leader. Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee...
- 21 Jul
Hartlepool to open a disability centre
Work has begun on the Hartlepool Borough Council project which aims to provide the Centre for Independent Living on the site of the current Havelock Centre in Burbank, reports The Hartlepool Mail.It...
- 14 Jul
Reform for care of adults with learning disabilities criticised for being slow
Following the care home abuse scandal at Winterbourne, Sir Stephen Bubb headed a review into care home abuse, which was published in November, reports the BBC.England's chief nursing officer said...
- 18 Jun
Campaigners warn that people with disabilities are losing rights due to government cuts
Charities are concerned that the rights of people with learning disabilities to live independent lives are slipping due to government cuts to benefits and social care, reports the Guardian. A letter...
- 11 Jun
Concern over disability benefits following council change
On the 30th of June a £500m Independent Living Fund will be in the control of local authorities, leaving people fearing how the benefit allowance for disabled adults will be affected, reports the...
- 21 May
Victims of disability hate crime are being let down
Police, prosecutors and probations services have failed to bring in need change over the past two years, a report by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate has found, reports the BBC.The CPS, police and...
- 08 May
New initiative to support young people with disabilities
Liberty Staffordshire Community Interest Company have been developed to maximise opportunities for young people due to growing concern they could be left isolated following the withdrawal of...
- 05 May
How technology is helping people with disabilities
At the exhibit people presented all-terrain wheelchairs, adapted smartphone for people whose fingers can't cope with normal devices, wheelchairs that allow the user to become level with the people...
- 01 May
Charities call for action on accessible housing
Leonard Cheshire Disability charity has told The Yorkshire Post that the lack of housing which is accessible for people with disabilities must become and election issue and is calling for the...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "Found the seminar very informative and gave an interesting and full insight into current thinking about the consultation. Michael was a very engaging and knowledgeable presenter and encouraged interaction with the audience which led to further relevant points being shared with the room. I shall certinaly look out for future events!" M.E. - Care Housing Association