Sam Rowlands, Member of the Welsh Parliament for North Wales, has welcomed news that work is underway to provide new social care facilities in Flintshire.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board along with Flintshire County Council is delivering integrated health and social care services for new facilities in Flint and Mold.
Mr Rowlands, a harsh critic of the North Wales health board, said:
“I am delighted to see work has now started on these new facilities which will certainly be very welcome in Flintshire.
“These days we all know that it is a struggle to sometimes find suitable places and it is good to see an existing care home being relocated and expanded in Flint.
“I am also pleased to see the creation of a new hub for individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support in Mold.
“I am always happy to support any measures to improve and provide better health and social care in North Wales.”
Work is currently underway on relocating Croes Atti Residential Care Home, Flint and expanding from its current 31-bed capacity to house 56 older people,
The other project will see a new day and work services hub for individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs in Mold.
The £18 million scheme has received just over £11 million in funding via the Welsh Government’s Integration and Rebalancing Capital Fund (IRCF) and Housing with Care Fund (HCF) capital programmes. The remaining funds are being provided by Flintshire County Council’s capital programme.
Maes Gwern Integrated Service Hub will see existing learning disability day services at Tri Ffordd in Bretton, and the Growing Places mental health day service in Shotton, relocate to Mold. The project is backed by £2.9 million via the IRCF, with the remaining £1.8 million funded from the council’s capital programme.