Taking extra care in lockdown: Ty Llwynderw Extra Care & Care and Cae’r Ysgol Independent Living bungalows, Maesteg

Cover Case Study 158

This Housing LIN Cyrmru case study (no 158) features Linc Cymru Housing Association’s development in Maesteg, Wales, and provides some context on why and how the scheme came about, reflects on its’ design and also captures how the scheme has coped under lockdown, successfully ensuring a Covid-free home to date.

Opened in mid-2019, the scheme quickly became a community hub for the 47 unit development which centred around the kitchen / café, dining, lounge and garden area and also included residents in the nearby streets, enjoying the congenial atmosphere created.

However, since the advent of Coronavirus, the study describes how by flexing the design and space to respond to Coronavirus has ensured in the main ensured that the scheme has continued to function and adapted well to the evolving situation.