Work Starts on new £5.6m Neath Care Home
Work is now underway on the state-of-the-art residential care home we are building in Neath in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
Local contractors Jehu Project Services have started work on the £5.6 million development on Dwr y Felin Road, Neath. The new care home is being built near Caewern House where we currently provides respite care, on the site of the former ‘Lower Caewern House’, a building previously used by social services.
The 60-bed state of the art facility will have a dementia-friendly design, with rooms spread over 5 clusters, each with a living and dining room, an assisted bathroom and sensory garden.
This will be the second residential care home to be built as part of our partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council to improve residential care services within the county.
Our Chief Executive, Michael Williams said: "Feedback has been tremendous from the residents and their families of our recently completed Llys y Seren home in Baglan, and we’re excited to be bringing the same innovative design and class leading care to Neath."
The programme has been set out to modernise older people’s services throughout Neath Port Talbot, providing a greater choice of accommodation and community based services and to meet the growing demand for elderly care throughout the local community.
Cllr. Ali Thomas OBE, Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council said: "It gives me great pleasure to be here today to see work commence on the second new residential care home to be built as part of our Improving Residential Care partnership with Gwalia.
"This new home at Caewern will help to support the delivery of one of the Council’s main priorities, which is to maximise choice and independence for older people in Neath Port Talbot. Providing homes that offer high quality care delivered in a modern setting with the right facilities to ensure privacy and dignity for the people who live in them will help to achieve this."
Due for completion in autumn 2015, the development will become home for residents of our existing Gorffwysfa Care Home in Bryncoch and Hafod Care Home in Neath. The existing respite facilities at Caewern will also be relocated.
Pictured above at the Turf Cutting Ceremony on 8th October are: Cllr John Rogers (NPT Cabinet member for Social Care Health and Housing); Martin Workman (Jehu Construction Manager); Rt Rev Anthony Pierce (Gwalia Chairman); Nick Jarman (NPT Director of Social Services); Prof. Michael Williams (Gwalia Chief Executive); Marc Jehu (Jehu Managing Director); Claire Marchant (NPT Head of Community Care and Housing).