Posted: Sat 30th Apr 2022

Plans to create 25-bedroom dementia unit at Flint Mountain care home

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2022

Plans have been submitted to create a 25-bedroom dementia unit at a care home in Flintshire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bryn Edwin Hall in Flint Mountain currently has 33 beds to cater for elderly residents who have mental health issues. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Owners Amber Buildings Ltd have now applied to build a self-contained extension to the Grade II listed building to cater for young dementia patients. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The hall located on Northop Road was originally built as a small country house in 1812 before being turned into a residential home in around 1970. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The company said the proposals would help to improve the standard of accommodation at the home. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a planning statement entered with Flintshire Council, architects acting on behalf of the firm said: “The proposed scheme will provide a self-contained dementia unit specialising in accommodating the needs of young dementia patients. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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“Accommodation in the existing listed building is not in accordance with current health and social care standards, making its renovation and expansion an essential option for its continued operation as a health care facility. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The proposed building will provide an additional 25 en-suite bedrooms, including a re-appointed kitchen and improved communal & therapy spaces. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Larger and more accessible courtyards, day-rooms and garden rooms allow for increased social interaction between residents and make provisions for freer movement and wandering around the home. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The scheme aims to create an accessible and user-friendly care facility that can continue to serve the needs of the local community effectively.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

According to the proposals, the home was recently selected by Bangor University to assist in the development of a new training workshop. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The programme will use creative arts, such as poetry, music and films, as a way of helping staff understand more about how people living with dementia feel and to learn new ways of communicating with them. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Comments are currently being invited on the application via the local authority’s website, with a decision expected at a later date. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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