Council call for clarity over £9m care home costs in Llanfairfechan

A TOWN council has called for clarity over costings at a multi-million pound care home following concerns by an elderly resident.

Llanfairfechan Town Council wants to know the exact breakdown of costs for elderly residents at the £9m Llys y Coed extra care home on Caefynnon Road.

It follows an incident after an unidentified elderly resident claims she was being charged unfairly for certain services at the home.

Cllr Andrew Hinchliff said: “We want a clear picture on costs so we can encourage people to go there.

“We want to know what people are charged for and are not charged for.

“If you need shelter, it’s as good a home as you can have.”

Now councillors have requested a meeting with a representative from social services at Conwy County Council.

Cllr Bill Roberts admitted that the costs of the care home have been called into question.

He said: “As long as people get the help they deserve, then it’s good, but it becomes a bit of a problem when people don’t have that sort of money.”

However, he added that the care home had not received any added complaints.

The extra care home includes 49 bedrooms and state of the art facilities including a hair salon and an IT suite.

Paul Diggory, chief executive of North Wales Housing who jointly run the home with Conwy Council, commented: “It is our understanding that some residents are unhappy about certain charges that are made at Llys y Coed in respect of care services.

“North Wales Housing is the landlord and responsible for the maintenance and management of the building, including the catering and cleaning services.

“As the assessment for, and delivery of, care services is carried out by our partners at Conwy Council it would be more appropriate for them to respond.”

A spokesperson for Conwy Council confirmed that a representative from social services will attend a town council meeting in the future to field questions.