Communities and tackling Poverty Minister visits Tŷ Gwynfa
On 13th April, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths visited our Tŷ Gwynfa mental health support project, in Carmarthen.
Tŷ Gwynfa provides accommodation-based support service for up to 6 individuals who have a mental health problem and a housing-related support need.
The Minister gained an insight into the person-centred support provided at Tŷ Gwynfa which enables individuals to live their life in the way that they want to by focussing on promoting inclusion, encouraging aspiration and stimulating independence.
Alongside Gwalia’s Team Leader for Mental Health Services, Kay John, the Minister was given a guided tour of the project and had the opportunity to meet staff and clients to discuss their experiences.
The Minister said: “I was pleased to visit Tŷ Gwynfa to meet the Gwalia team and the people they support. This excellent project is not only helping people avoid homelessness, but also providing valuable education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
“Supporting vulnerable people in Wales is a priority for me and the entire Welsh Government. Tŷ Gwynfa is helping us fulfil this aim by providing tailored support and care, as well as helping people develop essential life-skills.”
Mark Lewis, our Director of Care said: “We are delighted that Lesley Griffiths could spend some time with us to find out more about the services we deliver. At Gwalia we work really hard to put the end-user at the heart of the process when developing support services, care and accommodation. Understanding needs allows us to develop bespoke services that enable and empower individuals to gain and maintain the skills needed to move-on to independent living.”
The support provided at Tŷ Gwynfa is funded by Gwalia, Welsh Government’s Supporting People programme and Carmarthenshire County Council’s Social Care department.