- March 27, 2019
- Posted by: Cardiff Labour Group
- Category: Latest News
A new integrated service, providing a supportive and enhanced environment for people living with dementia was officially opened in Cardiff.
The new service at the new Integrated Dementia Day Service on Grand Avenue is being delivered to meet the needs of people with moderate to high care and support needs across the city.
The facility – the former Council-owned and managed Grand Avenue Older People’s Day Centre, has undergone a complete redesign and major refurbishment works to create a stunning example of a best practice dementia-friendly environment.
In a joint venture between Cardiff Council and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, both nurses and care assistants now deliver better quality services to people who use the centre in improved environments. This includes:
- bright and spacious lounge and dining areas;
- contemporary bathing and toilet facilities;
- a cinema room;
- space for therapeutic interventions and;
- an attractive and accessible garden and patio area.
Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Susan Elsmore, said:
“We’re working hard with partners across the city to make Cardiff a more dementia-friendly community where people living with dementia, and their carers, feel more supported and able to access the services they need. Together with our day centres at Minehead Road and Fairwater, this new facility enables us to take a massive stride towards that goal and I know that Grand Avenue is already having a positive impact, providing a welcoming and calm setting for those who both receive and deliver care there.”