Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

Gwynedd Council Consults On The Future Of Y Frondeg Care Home For Adults With A Learning Disability

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

A public consultation is being carried out on the future of Y Frondeg on the proposal to develop a new model of accommodation near the current home, which would include specialist support for adults with complex needs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The proposed new £3.8 million purpose-built facility would support up to 16 residents including the current Y Frondeg residents, with staff from the current home continuing to work in the new facility ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Y Frondeg in Caernarfon is a registered care home for adults with a learning disability. Whilst the care provided is of a high standard, the current accommodation is a traditional model. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new development will support some individuals with complex needs, including individuals who are currently receiving their care outside Gwynedd. Individuals would be given the opportunity to return to the county to receive the appropriate support. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Care, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a Council, we are eager to hear the views of Y Frondeg’s current residents, their families and staff, and anyone else that have an interest in a new accommodation model for adults with a learning disability. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Whilst the residents of Y Frondeg and their families have already taken part in an initial engagement process, the Council will be making every effort to ensure that their voices are heard during the formal consultation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The proposal set forward for a new and modern support facility for adults with a learning disability is an exciting one. By working in partnership with a housing association, the new scheme would ensure that residents could make the most of the purpose-built accommodation that would give individuals better opportunities to take control of their own lives and play an active role in society. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“What I am pleased about with this proposal is, if a decision is taken to move ahead with this model, the new facility will be constructed on an adjoining parcel of land. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We obviously accept that change can be difficult, but we are keen to ensure that living standards and facilities available for adults with a learning disability are of the highest standard. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would urge all who are interested to take part in the consultation process to share their views on the proposed development.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The consultation on the future of Y Frondeg home and the proposal to develop a new accommodation model in Caernarfon for adults with a learning disability is open from 14 September until 23 October 2015. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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