The tenants of our flagship independent living scheme, located a stones throw away from Newport City Centre moved into their stunning new home this April.
The phased move in of the 13 adults with learning disabilities ran relatively smoothly considering the level of excitement by both Tŷ Eirlys tenants and staff alike, was palpable!
Well done to both Willis Construction and Pobl’s Commercial Team, who have done a fantastic job converting a run down Victorian-style property into impressive modern specialist accommodation, designed for the tenants needs both now and for the future.
Tŷ Eirlys comprises 14 apartments, including staff sleep-over accommodation, 2 highly stylish communal lounge areas, a communal kitchen for skill building and a large landscaped garden perfect for summer bbqs, and a lift to all floors, enabling people to live independently with the ability to access individually tailored packages of support if needed.
Tŷ Eirlys represents a significant re-modelling of the traditional style of supported accommodation, providing a much needed and well awaited pathway between supported and independent living for the tenants. It is funded by the Welsh Government’s Supported Housing Grant, and in partnership with Newport City Council.
Kay Helyar, Head of Sustainable Communities Charter Housing (the landlord) was one of the first visitors and came bearing sweet treats – a delightful ‘welcome to your new home’ cake which was quickly devoured by the tenants!
Article added 15th April 2017