A series of drop-in information events are being held this week for people wanting to find out more about the new Extra Care housing scheme on Grosvenor Road.

The £10.5m Maes y Dderwen extra care scheme is specifically designed for local people aged 60 or over who wish to live independently in a home of their own with the peace of mind of 24-hour access to care support.

The scheme is a partnership development between Wrexham County Borough Council, Welsh Government and Tŷ Glas Housing Society, part of the Pennaf Housing Group.

Anyone interested in the new apartments either for themselves or for a family member, can call in to meet the team who are hosting information events at the Wrexham Museum in Regent Street daily from March 13 to 17.

There will also be the opportunity to arrange a visit to the new show apartment at the scheme.


Still a chance to apply

Lead Member for People – Health and Adult Social Care, Cllr Joan Lowe, said:“The scheme is an excellent option for people who have a care or support need, yet wish to retain the independence of living in a home of their own, and it’s great that the new development will be open this summer,”

Carol Thomas, Extra Care Manager for the Pennaf Housing Group added: “We’ve already received many applications from people who want to live at the Maes y Dderwen scheme.

“There is still a chance to apply, subject to certain criteria, and we’re looking forward to meeting more potential new applicants or their family members at the information events”.

Maes y Dderwen is funded jointly by Welsh Government Social Housing Grant and Vibrant and Viable Places Funding secured in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council along with private finance arranged by the Pennaf Housing Group.

A new housing option for the town

Lead Member for Housing, Cllr David Griffiths, said: “This scheme will offer a vital new housing option in the town which will cater for people with a wide range of care and support needs. This includes those who need just a few hours of support a week to those with higher needs who may be considering moving to a residential care home.

“I hope people will take advantage of the open day events to see if they could benefit from this type of accommodation.”

Local Member for Grosvenor, Cllr Marc Jones, said: “It’s good to see the building is now approaching completion, particularly for those of us who live locally and have seen this key site in the town transformed into a very modern looking housing scheme.

“I hope the independent living options which are on offer here will become a very useful housing option in this part of the town and that the new residents will become part of the local community.”

  • The drop-in information sessions will be held at the Wrexham Museum, Regent St, Wrexham LL11 1RB.
  • They will be open from 10am–4pm on March 14, 15 and 16 and from 11.30am–2.30pm on Saturday March 17.

You can also find out more by phoning 0800 183 5757 or email enquiries@tyglas.co.uk