We’re delighted to announce that Llys Y Seren, our residential care home in Port Talbot has secured a Tesco Community Grant of £1500 to enhance the outdoor space at the service.
The team at Llys Y Seren has spent the past few months battling it out with other local organisations to win the well-known Tesco blue token grant – and we’re delighted to announce that they have been hugely successful and awarded the full £1500 grant.
The plan now is to transform the home’s outside space to create a children’s play area. Whilst this may seem strange at first, the reasoning behind actually makes perfect sense.
Karen Rogers, General Manager at Llys Y Seren explains, “We want to make the garden child-friendly for a few reasons – firstly, we hope that it will encourage more frequent and fun visits from our residents’ young family members. Secondly, we know that the residents benefit from seeing young people play – it makes them so happy, which obviously positively impacts their general wellbeing. It will be a win-win.”
The token collection scheme started in April and ran until the end of June, with the Llys Y Seren team due to collect their grant very soon. Karen added, “We can’t wait to make the changes to the garden. We know that it will make a difference to our residents and their loved ones too.”
For Karen, the wellbeing of the residents at Llys Y Seren is the priority. As a specialist care home for people with dementia, the team works tirelessly to ensure that the lives of those they care for are as rich and fulfilling as possible.
She says, “Everything we do is focussed around the individual needs of the residents.
Each person is different and responds well to different activities or engagement. We want their loved ones to know that their lives don’t end when they come to us – they just change.”
And with the team working pro-actively to apply for grants and funding such as this, the change and transition is in expert, compassionate hands.