Afternoon Tea celebrations for ‘Ty Ynysawdre’ residents in their new home

‘Ty Ynysawdre’, is a brand new extra-care facility based in Ynysawdre built in partnership between Linc Cymru and Bridgend County Borough Council, helped by Welsh Government funding. It provides support to meet people’s individual needs, while they live independently in their own homes.

With 25 extra care apartments and 15 residential beds for people over 65, the facility also provides a communal living and dining area, hair salon, and other areas to socialise whilst encouraging residents to live active lives.

The official opening of the top-class modern facility provided an opportunity for residents to celebrate their new homes with invited guests, Huw Irranca-Davies AM, local councillors and staff from Linc Cymru and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Guests were given a tour of the scheme, before sitting down to enjoy tea and cake with residents who shared how they were settling in and making new friends.

Following the event, Linc Cymru Board Member Beverley Mills said: “It was a privilege to be at the official opening of Ty Ynysawdre, an excellent new service for older people in Bridgend with additional needs. It also showcases the continuing partnership between Linc and the County Borough Council in providing high standards of accommodation and care.

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies said: “It was a delight to visit residents and staff of Ty Ynysawdre, Linc Cymru’s latest extra care scheme in Tondu. It is a wonderful scheme for independent and assisted living with something for everyone. These facilities are truly first-class and provide modern facilities for residents and visitors, and I’m proud that a funding from Welsh Government in partnership with Bridgend Council has helped make this happen.”

Councillor Phil White, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services and Early Help said:“Together with its sister development in Maesteg, which will be completed soon, Ty Ynysawdre is going to offer huge benefits for people and forms a major part of our ongoing plans for modernising residential care services.

“I am delighted that the council is working in partnership with Linc Cymru to provide these vital community assets, and I am sure that Ty Ynysawdre will become a widely-recognised and popular landmark development in the county borough. “I’d like to thank everybody who has made this facility a reality – it’s something that we can all be truly proud of.”