Plans on view for Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre
Following the successful public information event held in Tregaron on 13th December, 2016, Mid-Wales Housing Association, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are providing a further opportunity for the public to view the plans for the Integrated Resource Centre proposed for Tregaron.
The plans for this exciting scheme currently being considered by the Development Management Team at Ceredigion County Council are available to view online at www.ceredigion.gov.uk or www.mid-walesha.co.uk and on display in Tregaron at the GP Surgery, Bryntirion Resource Centre and the Community Hospital.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Care, Assurance and Housing Services and Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board said, “It is great to see this exiting scheme moving forward for the benefit of the area. Having the plans available to view in three locations in the town is a good opportunity for the people of Tregaron and beyond to be able to envisage how the centre will take shape.”
The Cylch Caron development will be a health and extra care resource for Tregaron and the surrounding area and will consist of a GP surgery, community pharmacy, outpatient clinics, community nursing services, long-term care and day care. There are also plans for 34 flats for people who require extra care and support to remain in their own homes and six integrated health and social care places.
Topographical survey work which maps the contours of the ground and existing features has recently taken place on site to ascertain the soil and sub structure detail.
Sian Howells, Mid-Wales Housing Association’s Director of New Business said “It is exciting for us to have started some early preparatory work physically on site, as it starts to show a move into the next delivery phase for this important project”.
Cylch Caron Public Information Event
Members of the public have the opportunity to view the latest design plans for the Cylch Caron integrated resource centre and learn more about the project in a public information event.
Mid-Wales Housing Association, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board, have organised an information event on 13 December 2016 to discuss the proposed integrated resource centre which will be developed in Tregaron.
Cylch Caron is intended to be a health and extra care resource for Tregaron and the surrounding area and will consist of a GP surgery, community pharmacy, outpatient clinics, community nursing services, long-term care and day care. There are also plans for 34 flats for people who require extra care and support to remain in their own homes and six integrated health and social care places for people who no longer need to stay in hospital, but require more support before they return home.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Care, Assurance and Housing Services and Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board said: "The current developments on the Cylch Caron project are very exciting and I would encourage everyone to come and see the proposed plans."
There will be a warm welcome to members of the Tregaron and surrounding communities at the event which will be held at Y Talbot, The Square, Tregaron on Tuesday, 13 December, 2016. The event will be open between 10am to 12 noon, 12.30pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.
Aidan Ackerman, Director of Customer Services at Mid-Wales Housing said: The partnership has been working hard and we are excited to show the community how this important resource for Tregaron is moving forward.
For further information about this event, please contact Jo Hughes on 0300 111 3030 or email email@example.com.
Cylch Caron visits extra care schemes
Following the appointment of Mid-Wales Housing Association as the delivery partner for the Cylch Caron extra care scheme, the project has been moving forward swiftly.
On 31 October 2016, a successful visit to two good practice examples of extra care schemes in North Wales for for members of the Cylch Caron Project and Stakeholder Boards was organised by Ceredigion County Council and Mid-Wales Housing Association.
The visits provided an excellent opportunity for Councillors and staff of the Cylch Caron project to speak to staff at Hafan Gwydir, Llanrwst and Awel-y-Coleg, Bala to gain first-hand knowledge of how the schemes operate in practice. It was also an opportunity to meet some of the residents who enjoy living in their homes and the services that are on offer.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Care, Assurance and Housing Services and Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board said: “The visit to the the extra care schemes at Hafan Gwydir, Llanrwst, and Awel-y-Coleg, Bala, was a valuable opportunity for partners involved with Cylch Caron to get a visual understanding of such a project.”
Both schemes have several features in common with the proposed plans for Cylch Caron. Hafan Gwydir, Llanrwst, managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, is a purpose-built extra care development. The homes provide one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent and for part-purchase, 24-hour on-site domiciliary care and support, an adjoining health centre and on-site GP surgery.
Awel-y-Coleg, Bala, managed by Grŵp Cynefin, is a purpose-built extra care development, offering 30 one and two-bedroom flats with on-site care staff and community alarm service. The scheme includes a restaurant, laundry, guest facilities, garden, activities room, hairdressing salon and an assisted bathing facility.
Aidan Ackerman, Director of Customer Services at Mid-Wales Housing said: “The day was very successful and a great opportunity to see people living happily in the extra care schemes which is a great incentive to develop Cylch Caron. I would also like to pass on my grateful thanks to everyone who we met on the visit for their warm welcome”.
Tregaron community get together for Cylch Caron partner
The community of Tregaron and the surrounding area came together on Tuesday, 13 September to meet the recently appointed Cylch Caron development partner, Mid Wales Housing Association. The event also provided an opportunity to view the architect’s preliminary concept drawings for the development.
The day began with Ceredigion County Council and Mid Wales Housing Association officers visiting Dr Sion James at Tregaron GP surgery. Roofus, Mid Wales Housing Association’s mascot, joined officers to meet primary and secondary pupils from Ysgol Henry Richard and visited Bryntirion Resource Centre and Tregaron Hospital.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board said, “This was a day for the community to meet Mid Wales Housing Association, from local children, to the GP, to the residents of Bryntirion Resource Centre and Tregaron Hospital and the wider community.”
A community engagement event was held in the evening, which helped gather the views of local people, organisations, service users and businesses on the project. The information gathered will help inform a Health Impact Assessment for the project, ensuring that wherever possible, the facility will have an opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of the service users, staff and the wider community.
Councillor Catherine Hughes added, “the evening event held at Ysgol Henry Richard was an opportunity to be part of the conversation as to how Cylch Caron will provide sustainable Health, Social Care and Housing services for our community. It was also an opportunity to have a first view of the architect’s preliminary concept drawings.”
Work will now progress to develop the concept of the Cylch Caron building. Shane Perkins, Chief Executive of Mid-Wales Housing Association, said, “We are thrilled to be selected as a partner for this important project for Tregaron and will use the feedback received to develop the scheme design. We expect to consult more widely with the community once the concept drawings have been developed further.”
Successful outcome for Cylch Caron as Delivery Partner is appointed
Following an open tender process, Mid Wales Housing Association has been successful in being awarded the contract for the delivery of the Cylch Caron project.
Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, said, “The appointment of Mid Wales Housing Association as the Delivery Partner for Cylch Caron is another important step forward in the development of this innovative centre. Cylch Caron will bring health, social care and housing together under one roof. In keeping with the principle of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, these services will place prevention and early intervention at the heart of everything they do, helping people to stay well and live independently.”
Ceredigion County Council Leader, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mid Wales Housing Association as the Delivery Partner for Cylch Caron. Awarding the contract is another key milestone in this important Ceredigion Public Service Board where Ceredigion County Council is working in conjunction with Hywel Dda University Health Board to deliver a housing, care and health facility specifically designed for the rural area around Tregaron. Mid Wales Housing Association will be responsible for the design and build element of the project.”
Teresa Owen, Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda University Health Board said, "This is a key step forward in the Cylch Caron project and excellent news for the Tregaron community. I look forward to working with our new partner, Mid Wales Housing Association, on this important development.”
Interested parties were required to submit a tender proposal to Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board. A Panel consisting of officers from both organisations evaluated the proposal against three stages namely Qualification, Quality and Commercial. Each Evaluator was allocated proposals to evaluate relative to their area of expertise, ensuring the tenderer was capable and had the necessary skills to deliver the contract.
Sian Howells, Director of New Business for Mid Wales Housing Association said, “Mid Wales Housing Association are delighted to have been awarded the contract for the delivery of the Cylch Caron Project and very much look forward to working with the Community and Project Partners to make this Integrated Care Facility a reality”.
Work will now progress on the detailed plans for the Cylch Caron project working closely with Mid Wales Housing Association for the submission of the full business case to Welsh Government.
Cylch Caron Celebration and Learning Day
On Thursday, 24 March, over 100 people came together in Tregaron to the Cylch Caron Celebration and Learning Day.
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford, together with Ceredigion County Council Leader Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn and Hywel Dda University Health Board Chair Bernadine Rees unveiled a sign at the Cylch Caron site to mark the purchase of the land.
Professor Drakeford walked down to Tregaron Memorial Hall to be greeted by over 20 stalls from organisations and charities all working together in the Cylch Caron area.
Thank you to everyone for attending and to those who gave feedback on the day which is being implemented for future events and work. One attendee said that Cylch Caron “is the way forward for the community and all concerned”.
The Cylch Caron development will bring together health, housing and social care on one site and will replace the existing Tregaron Community Hospital, Bryntirion Residential Home and GP Surgery.