£7m Extra Care Scheme Opens In Flinshire

Llys Eleanor, the new £7million Extra Care Scheme in Shotton has opened for guests and potential residents to view heralding a new era in providing independent living for older people in Flintshire.

The scheme provides 50 state-of-the-art apartments and has been developed by Flintshire County Council in partnership with the Pennaf Housing Group. Councillor Carol Ellis, the Council’s Executive Member for Social Services and Councillor Helen Yale, Executive Member for Housing were amongst those who were given a preview of facilities at the scheme this week. Potential new residents have also been visiting Llys Eleanor.

Councillor Ellis said: “I visited Llys Eleanor for the first time last week and was overwhelmed when I saw the range and quality of facilities on offer. It is a fantastic scheme, providing a whole range of opportunities for older people and a welcome addition to the services we offer in Flintshire.”

Mr Graham Worthington, Group Chief Executive of Pennaf Ltd said: “We are very proud of the Llys Eleanor scheme which we have developed in partnership with Flintshire County Council. The apartments have been finished to a very high standard, offering independent living with 24 hour care on site. We hope residents will be very happy in their new homes and we are looking forward to helping them settle in.”

The prestigious scheme, which will be managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, part of the Pennaf Housing Group, and Flintshire County Council has a total of 50 one and two bedroom apartments, with a restaurant, shop, lounge, mini cinema, gym, games room, IT suite and hairdressing salon among the communal facilities on offer, as well as a treatment/therapy room. A state-of-the-art alarm system and 24 hour care is available on site.

Apartments are available to purchase or rent to people aged 60+ who have care and accommodation needs which meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme.

With its 25 one-bed and 25 two-bed apartments, Llys Eleanor provides accommodation for between 50 and 100 people, including couples.

Council domiciliary care staff will be on site 24 hours a day supported with a full range of assistive technology including two-way communication between tenants and carers and CCTV.

The criteria for entry to the scheme have been developed between the Council and Clwyd Alyn Housing Association and both agencies will be involved in assessing applicants for the scheme. The scheme is suitable for older people with low, medium and high levels of care and support needs, and for couples where one of them has a care need.

Applications for apartments are now being accepted. Anyone who is interested can telephone Clwyd Alyn on 08001835757 for a brochure or to make an appointment to view the scheme. Anyone with questions about the care and support available on site should contact Debra Roose, the Flintshire County Council Care Manager on 01352 701390