Extra Care Housing - the heart of the community in Porthmadog

Housing LIN Case Study 154 looks at Hafod y Gest, in Porthmadog.

Hafod y Gest is Grŵp Cynefin’s fourth extra care scheme and was developed in partnership with Gwynedd Council. It offers older people a superb opportunity to benefit from an independent lifestyle in their own apartment within a safe and supportive environment, with the added benefit of having a flexible 24 hour care service on site.

The benefits for the tenants include:

  • Tenants have their own tenancy and their own front door
  • Couples can stay together
  • Tenants are supported to maintain their independence
  • A variety of social and communal activities are available
  • Tenants have diverse levels of care and support needs and benefit from the flexible, tailored services that are available on site.