Extra Care housing: council to launch Seiriol consultation

A council consultation will begin next week on plans to create new extra care housing in the south east of Anglesey.

Councillors agreed on Monday to start a six-week engagement campaign with residents in the Seiriol ward to discuss proposals for extra care provision, including 39 self-contained flats on the current site of Ysgol Beaumaris.

The primary school was chosen as the preferred site for any development following a survey last year. Anglesey Council says it will also consider funding options involving the Housing Revenue Account.

Council leader Councillor Llinos Medi said: ”It has long been identified that Extra Care Housing was needed in the South of Anglesey and was noted in October 2015 that the Seiriol area was the preferred location.”

She added the preferred site ”could either be co-located with the school with an adapted school, ensuring effective use of the land, or for the Extra Care provision to be the prime user and to be the sole tenant.”

The consultation, starting on Monday 6th November, will involve drop-in sessions with residents, meetings with the town and community councils in the ward, visits to one of a local extra care facility and a public meeting.

Alwyn Jones, head of adult services at Anglesey Council, said: ”The island already has one successful operating Extra Care facility in Holyhead, Pen Ucheldre, and we are currently working with Pennaf to complete Hafan Cefni in Llangefni which will be ready in Summer 2018.”

”What’s particularly exciting about this project is the possibility of the flats being a part of the authority’s housing stock. The council’s housing services having access to capital funding from the Welsh Government’s housing finance grant, allowing its internal Development Team to develop the next extra care housing scheme.”

More information about the drop-in sessions will be provided via the council’s website and social media and on air on Mon FM during the consultation.