Wales sees dementia care home saved

A care home providing services for those with dementia in South Wales has been stopped from closing down by last-minute funding.

The Hafan Croeso care home in Dyfed was described as a paragon of dementia care in the UK before it almost closed due to its inability to find enough cash to stop relying on other bodies for funding, according to the South Wales Evening Post.

But it has now been offered a second chance by the Welsh assembly, which has pledged £60,000 to build two en-suite bedrooms after months of campaigning to save the dementia care home.

Gwenda Thomas, deputy social care minister for the assembly, told the newspaper: “We recognise a truly great provision when we see it. It is with great pleasure I can announce we will provide the capital for to ensure the future of Hafan Croeso.”Plans by health organisation the Southern Trust to cut costs by closing two Northern Ireland dementia care homes were recently scrapped after successful campaigning.