£9m Llanfairfechan care home complex will create 30 jobs

A MULTI million pound care home complex has officially opened bringing with it up to 30 jobs for the area. After two years of construction, The £9m Llys y Coed extra care home in Llanfairfechan, opened on Friday.

The care home comes built with capacity to house 49 residents and state of the art facilities.

The project has been in partnership with the North Wales Housing Association and Conwy Council.

Chief Executive of The North Wales Housing Association, Paul Diggory said: “We are extremely proud of Llys-y-coed, as it not only represents a significant addition to the service and facilities we offer as a Housing Association but it also provides an unrivalled level of independent living for people over sixty who have identified care needs,” said Mr Diggory.

“It creates around 20 to 30 local jobs. We’ve spent £9m on it, a good portion of that have come from grants from the Welsh Assembly Government.

“The opening of Phase 2, with a shop, hairdressing salon, guest accommodation suite, IT room and superb kitchen facilities, make Llys-y-Coed without doubt a truly outstanding alternative for those who although requiring assistance, don’t want to give up their independence by going into a nursing home. We’re very pleased and proud. We’re just delighted to be able to do something like this.”

Other features of the Caerfynnon Road building includes an IT suite and a post box outside the rooms. The new building on also reaches a high environmental standard with a biomass and wood chip boilers.

At an opening ceremony on Friday, care workers were given a tour of the building. Chairman of the Llys-y-Coed planning committee and county councillor, Andrew Hinchliffe, said: “The place is looking fabulous. I’m really chuffed with it. I can’t believe they can change a 1960’s building, it’s such a nice place.

“It looks better than some of the hotels out there.

“There will be a total of 46 self-contained one and two bedroom en suite flats with fitted kitchens- 24 hr on call care, library, treatment rooms, hair salon, restaurant, lounges, pamper bathrooms, guest suite and mobility scooter charging store.

“I think it’s a big change. It’s a change of how people are looked after as they get older.

“There is a real sense of community in these luxurious flats.”

The place there helps them to live independently. It’s very good.

To contact Llys y Coed care home visit 01492 563221.