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“First of its kind” Collaborative Community Pilot Scheme Opens at Aberystwyth

A collaborative community pilot scheme set up by a Welsh care home and community centre has been unveiled in Aberystwyth.

MHA Hafan y Waun care home and MHA Communities Aberystwyth will be working together to encourage members of the community to get involved.

The scheme was open to the public on Wednesday 18 May at its base at Waun Fawr in Aberystwyth.

The open day was split into two parts, with members of the community and family and friends of residents in attendance helping to establish and strengthen potential local partnerships.

The High Sheriff of Dyfed Rowland Rees Evans and his wife Sian Rees Evans were invited to officially open the scheme, which included presentations from scheme manager Karen Rees Roberts, and Richard Sproson, legacy manager on the importance of volunteer and fundraising.

Activities will be based on the needs of the community, with the purpose of the scheme to support older adults in the community through music therapy to improve wellbeing and quality of life by offering a safe and welcoming space to help those living in isolation, living with a mental or physical illness, or living with a long term health conditions.

Karen Rees Roberts, scheme manager said:” It’s fantastic to finally see this project come to life.

“It’s been a long time in the planning, and it’s a first of its kind for MHA.

We are building towards delivering some great community support and were very pleased to host The High Sheriff of Dyfed Rowland Rees Evans and his wife Sian who kindly celebrated with us by officially opening the scheme”