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Deputy minister opens extra care scheme

Hannah Blythyn AM, deputy minister for housing and local government, officially opened Llys Raddington extra care housing scheme – a new independent living option in Flint, North Wales.

The scheme, owned by ClwydAlyn Housing, and managed in partnership with Flintshire County Council, cost £10 million and was developed as part of regeneration work in Flint.

Speaking at the opening on 1 November 2019, Ms Blythyn said:

‘It has been a pleasure to officially open Llys Raddington, which allows residents to retain independence while providing them with a 24-hour team of professionals. It’s a fantastic facility made possible by the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant and shows how we are delivering on our commitment to provide 20,000 affordable homes.’

Residents are supported by a team of 24-hour, on-site care professionals, with the added benefit of supporting people living with dementia.

The development consists of 73 self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments, a restaurant and a sky lounge rooftop conservatory room overlooking the town, as well as a guest bedroom and additional assisted bathing rooms.

Jacqueline Jones moved into Llys Raddington on the day the scheme opened:

‘I like the feeling of security here and having help on hand when needed. The location is excellent as it’s really handy to pop into town. I’m local to Flint and continuing to be part of the community is really important to me.’

Work began on the development, designed by John McCall Architects and built by Anwyl Construction, in 2016, with the first residents moving in in November 2018.

Clare Budden, chief executive of ClwydAlyn Housing, said:

‘We are extremely proud of the Llys Raddington extra care housing scheme and it has been a privilege to see the difference the initiative has made to the health and wellbeing of our residents and their families.’

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