New supported housing project in Llanelli welcomes first tenants

Carmarthenshire County Council has welcomed the first tenants to a brand-new supported accommodation project with 24 hour support for its residents in Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli.

The Council project transformed the former Registrar Office and Cash Desk into quality supported accommodation for eight individuals, helping them to live independently in the community thanks to joint funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund and Carmarthenshire County Council.

The new facility contains four self-contained flats and a separate shared accommodation unit for four tenants.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes, Cllr. Linda Davies Evans said: “The Coleshill Terrace project forms part of our commitment to increasing the supply of affordable, quality supported accommodation that is owned by the Council, as part of our affordable housing delivery plan.

“This is a collaborative approach between housing and social care that will help individuals live independently in their own homes. We will also provide appropriate support to manage their own tenancy to achieve greater freedom and control in their lives.”

The project forms part of the Council’s five-year Housing Regeneration and Development Delivery Plan which will see the creation of over 2,000 homes within five years and an investment of over £300million.

 

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Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Homes Cllr Linda Davies Evans, Leader Cllr Darren Price and Cabinet Member for Health and Social Services Cllr Jane Tremlett visiting the new homes