Plas Bryn

Extra care housing
Pentrebane Road, Pentrebane, Fairwater, Cardiff, South Wales, CF5 3RW
Pentrebane Road, Pentrebane, Fairwater, Cardiff, South Wales, CF5 3RW

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Manager's Description

"Plas Bryn Extra Care is situated in the Fairwater area of Cardiff and enjoys stunning views over the city and out towards the Vale of Glamorgan. Our Extra Care model allows frail older people to live ..." Show more "Plas Bryn Extra Care is situated in the Fairwater area of Cardiff and enjoys stunning views over the city and out towards the Vale of Glamorgan. Our Extra Care model allows frail older people to live independently in their own self-contained apartment, with access to a home care service peranently based on site. The rent and service charge include the provision of a midday meal seven days a week.

For further information about Plas Bbryn or the services we offer to older people please contact Sheena Yellen, Service Manager, on 029 2047 4046, or email sheena.yellen@linc-cymru.co.uk" Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
40 flats. Built in 2008. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Activities room
Regular social activities.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 15/10/2014   Update info

Availability

Check with Linc-Cymru Housing Association - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Lifestyle
Link with community at large
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Practicality of the individual apartments
Privacy
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments
Staff role and interaction

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"I like everything about living hee. Excellent services. Very lucky to be here."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's comfortable, nice and warm. Safe + nice company and nice care."
Made by a resident in 2019

"lovely place to live and work. Staff and tenants are all lovely. All a big family, never a dull moment, brings life back to some who've been alone for..." Show more
"lovely place to live and work. Staff and tenants are all lovely. All a big family, never a dull moment, brings life back to some who've been alone for years." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

" if you are older and cannot cope at home, this would be a lovely place to live. Friendly atmosphere, nice food and really helpful staff. Place is alw..." Show more
" if you are older and cannot cope at home, this would be a lovely place to live. Friendly atmosphere, nice food and really helpful staff. Place is always clean and tidy." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"nice plae to live, nice food, nice staff, best chefs"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"My husband died and my family decided extra care is the best place for me."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I enjoy living here because it keeps me safe."
Made by a resident in 2019

"a lovely place to live"
Made by a resident in 2019

"it's convenient and comfortable"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I love it very much living here. I enjoy the company."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Safe & secure. Beautiful & comfortable place with wonderful, helpful and friendly staff> I cannot speak highly enough of Plas Bryn"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I wouldn't want to live anywhere else."
Made by a resident in 2019

"A nice flat, own privacy, do what I like, feel safe living in extra care rather than in the community."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's brilliant living here; food great, plenty space, staff brilliant"
Made by a resident in 2019

" I am very comfortable here; it's like a luxury hotel. I like the company, and the flats are lovely."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I moved from Northampton to be near my family. I am quite happy here."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's a good place to live"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I enjoy living here; it's a lot like home. Always feel safe."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I like being on my owne; don't have to go down for company. Safe environment to live in."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I like everything about living here; 11 years already, nothing to dislike."
Made by a resident in 2019

"good food, adapted for equipment."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I like the privacy; quiet neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I feel safe living here."
Made by a resident in 2019

"like a 5 star hotel. The staff are wonderful. The scheme is lovely; a warm environment. I can cook or eat in the dining room."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's quite nice here; everyone is sociable"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I like being here and doing what I like."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I enjoy coming to work in Plas Bryn. Its a lovely warm inviting atmosphere to work in, staff are friendly and helpful. Tenants are a pleasure to be ar..." Show more
"I enjoy coming to work in Plas Bryn. Its a lovely warm inviting atmosphere to work in, staff are friendly and helpful. Tenants are a pleasure to be around. Food is great especially the puddings always well presented. Feel privileged to be part of a good team. Love my job." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Plas Bryn is a fantastic extracare setting. We have wonderful residents and the staff really do go the extra mile to ensure the service we provide is ..." Show more
"Plas Bryn is a fantastic extracare setting. We have wonderful residents and the staff really do go the extra mile to ensure the service we provide is 110%. We are very lucky to work in such an incredible environment. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I have freedom to come & go as I please. Lovely environment. Peaceful surroundings. Support from staff if needed. Building & flat are adapted and suit..." Show more
"I have freedom to come & go as I please. Lovely environment. Peaceful surroundings. Support from staff if needed. Building & flat are adapted and suit my needs." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe. It's a lovely modern building, kept to high standards. Very good for local amenities, buses & shops. Always staffaround to help."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely warm building with a lovely atmosphere. Staff are very helpful & professional. I have a lovely flat where I have privacy. The is also a lot of ..." Show more
"Lovely warm building with a lovely atmosphere. Staff are very helpful & professional. I have a lovely flat where I have privacy. The is also a lot of communal rooms to socialise if you wish." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe living here & it takes pressure off family. If I have any worries, staff in the office always help and put me at ease. Living here stops i..." Show more
"I feel safe living here & it takes pressure off family. If I have any worries, staff in the office always help and put me at ease. Living here stops isolation." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"This is a home from home. I love it here; there is nowhere better. I like the company of the staff and other tenants. I enjoy the activities on site."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I visit often; I find it secure, homely, friendly & a must for old people who live alone. Linc have cornered the market; their complexes are the best ..." Show more
"I visit often; I find it secure, homely, friendly & a must for old people who live alone. Linc have cornered the market; their complexes are the best I have visisted." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I feel safe and it's like a hotel. Food is great. I have lovely friends here; I feel I couldn't be in a better place."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It is like a home from home. I feel very lucky to live here. Food & staff are wonderful. Building is lovely and decorated to a lovely standard."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I chose it and enjoy it here. i like everything about Plas Bryn. I am very comfortable here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The building and flats are superb. All staff are wonderful, especially management. Nothing to complain about. It is like a 4 star hotel; only thing mi..." Show more
"The building and flats are superb. All staff are wonderful, especially management. Nothing to complain about. It is like a 4 star hotel; only thing missing is a 'bar'." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I needed more help."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Plas Bryn is family and our home in the true sense of the word. We can be independent & solitary if we choose, or we can visit others or meet in the c..." Show more
"Plas Bryn is family and our home in the true sense of the word. We can be independent & solitary if we choose, or we can visit others or meet in the communal areas for a chat. The staff and carers are wonderful. It is a safe and conmfortable HOME (not 'old folks home')" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am the hairdresser at Plas Bryn. Great place to work in. Also good for the residents; they appreciate having their hair done here."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"I enjoy activities and that there is always staff around."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like the fact that I can be on my own or socialise if I wish. I feel safe, and flats are lovely."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love living here as I can be as independent as I want. There is staff around if I need assistance. Sheena & Karen are the best ever!"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly, comfortable, close to family, always someone around if you need help. Food lovely. Building clean."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like the company & food. Staff are very helpful & friendly; nothing is too much trouble."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Living at Plas Bryn I feel safe. The staff are friendly and always willing to help. I would recommend it to all over 60s."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel very safe and secure. There is always company. Staff are around to help if needed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It makes life seem safer to live in a place like this, especially when or if you become ill."
Made by a resident in 2017

"the company of friends and neighbours"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because I can have a sleep in the afternoon without being disturbed; and it is safe."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because I can be independent which is very important to me. But there is help at hand when needed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here as everything is accessible and I can socialise. I don't feel lonely & like the activities on site."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel lucky to be living here. We have a lovely manageress, Sheena. Support worker Karen is lovely. We have a great cooked meal every day. All our wo..." Show more
"I feel lucky to be living here. We have a lovely manageress, Sheena. Support worker Karen is lovely. We have a great cooked meal every day. All our workforce are second to none." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Clean, modern and very good care. Keep the good work up with my grumpy mum :-)"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Better life for my mum. Help at hand 24/7, clean, friendly and well run. Karen is Sheena's backbone. When Sheena is busy in the office, Karen is there..." Show more
"Better life for my mum. Help at hand 24/7, clean, friendly and well run. Karen is Sheena's backbone. When Sheena is busy in the office, Karen is there to help tenants. She interacts with them and helps them do things they are unable to do." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I have a lovely flat overlooking the playing fields at the back. Our cafeteria is very good and we get to socialise over lunch every day. The tenants ..." Show more
"I have a lovely flat overlooking the playing fields at the back. Our cafeteria is very good and we get to socialise over lunch every day. The tenants and I are happy here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Since my mum and stepdad moved into Plas Bryn, it has changed their life completely, all thanks to Shena, Karen and Emma and the rest of the staff."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"My aunt lives in this home and I visit her periodically for different things. I am impressed by all the care & all the interesting things that go on t..." Show more
"My aunt lives in this home and I visit her periodically for different things. I am impressed by all the care & all the interesting things that go on to help all the clients to lead an interesting life." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I visit my sister who lives there, and I think it is a lovely place to live. It's always clean, very friendly, and the people all live as one big happ..." Show more
"I visit my sister who lives there, and I think it is a lovely place to live. It's always clean, very friendly, and the people all live as one big happy family. It's the place I would choose to live in, if ever I need to." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I am the service manager and have been for the past 4 years. I love working here and it is evident that'extra care' models work and give tenants and e..." Show more
"I am the service manager and have been for the past 4 years. I love working here and it is evident that'extra care' models work and give tenants and excellent quality of life, with the care and support that they need whilst maintaining their independence." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"I work at this scheme as MRS support worker. I see the difference living here makes to a person's life, and how families benefit with the extra suppor..." Show more
"I work at this scheme as MRS support worker. I see the difference living here makes to a person's life, and how families benefit with the extra support. This scheme stops isolation. Everyone is part of a big family. The location is ideal for local amenities and has regular bus routes." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"I am working at this scheme to give support to the care staff during transaction with change of care providers."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"I enjoy working at this scheme because it is like a family."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"I am a visiting contractor. Plas Bryn is always a friendly place to come that is well managed with professional staff."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Plas Bryn is a lovely welcoming place to work and live. Everyone is happy and approachable; there's always someone to help or chat with. All staff are..." Show more
"Plas Bryn is a lovely welcoming place to work and live. Everyone is happy and approachable; there's always someone to help or chat with. All staff are 1 big team; nothing is too much trouble. Not to mention the brilliant location for shops etc. All around a good scheme." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
Wales region gold award winner

Category: Housing-with-care under 41 units.
Sponsor: FirstPort.
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Housing-with-care 36-41 units.
Sponsor: .
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Housing-with-care 36-48 units.
Sponsor: ARCO.
Memberships
ERoSH: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of ERoSH, the national consortium for sheltered and retirement housing.
National Care Forum: The organisation that runs this care home is a member of the National Care Forum, whose mission is to promote the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision.
RNIB Visibly Better: This scheme has achieved the RNIB Visibly Better accreditation for inclusive design
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