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Council endorses brand new respite facilities in Pontllanfraith

Credit: Caerphilly Council

Caerphilly’s Cabinet unanimously supported proposals to develop two new respite facilities for adults and children located on the former Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School site.

The multimillion pound development will see the council continue to deliver this vital service to offer families the opportunity for respite from caring responsibilities, further supporting families to continue to live together within the community.

Whilst co-existing on one site they will be managed separately inline with CIW regulations, but the close proximity of the 2 houses will also support transition from children to adult services.

The properties will also benefit from a specific increase in designated outdoor space which is essential moving forward to meet the needs of individuals with autism. There will be designated safe play areas for children and garden areas to be enjoyed by all.

Cllr Shayne Cook, Cabinet Member for Social Care said, “Feedback from families who use this service is very positive, the service is very well used with occupancy rates in Adult Services currently at 92%. We are very proud to continue to deliver such an essential service successfully and I have no doubt that this purpose built facility will see this service thrive and meet future demand.”