Jeremy comments on NPTCBC’s plans for Trem y Glyn residential care home

I am disappointed that the Council is considering plans to drop the development of new premises for Trem y Glyn residential care home in Glynneath, with the view to closing the current residential home premises from 2022.

 

Many people in and around Glynneath will be dismayed by this news. Whilst I appreciate that the Council must take into account the increasing numbers of people now choosing to be cared for in their own homes and the overall levels of demand, we must recognise that Trem y Glyn is a much-loved part of the community.  The Council’s proposal to consult residents on this potential closure must be thorough and I would encourage all residents who are concerned, to engage with and respond fully to the consultation. Their voices must be heard.

 

I will be seeking assurances that the residential service provided in Trem y Glyn, including the staffing, the upkeep and decoration of the current premises will be maintained pending any further decisions on closure. I will also want to know – in relation to the period after any decision to close – that there will be adequate ongoing care facilities both in other residential home settings for those who need it, and also outside a residential home setting, together with satisfactory arrangements for respite and to support carers generally.

 

In light of this news and the ongoing delays to the development of the new Vale of Neath health centre, I will be arranging a special surgery at 11am 2nd August at Glynneath Training Centre where Glynneath and other affected residents concerned about these developments can drop-in without appointment.