Methodist Homes (MHA) is pleased to announce the transfer of Hafan y Waun care home in Aberystwyth to Ceredigion County Council.
The move is part of MHA’s strategic review of its services announced in May, which has meant the charity withdrawing from ten care homes, either putting them up for sale as going concerns or transferring them to the local authority.
Councillors at Ceredigion CC agreed to the transfer of the 90-bed home from MHA to the local authority at a meeting on 4 July, with the aim of the home, its residents and staff being transferred to the ownership of the council by the end of September 2023.
MHA Chief Executive Sam Monaghan said:
“Over the past few months we have been working closely with Ceredigion CC and its representatives and are pleased that we have been able to reach agreement to transfer Hafan y Waun to the local authority.
“We are sad to lose Hafan y Waun from the MHA family but I am certain the home will continue to be a big part of the Aberystwyth community, as it moves under the ownership of Ceredigion.
“I want to thank all my colleagues at the home for their dedication and care to residents and each other over the years.”
Councillor Alun Williams, Ceredigion Cabinet Member for Through Age Wellbeing, Care and Support Services, said:
“The decision made is an important step towards maintaining the future of the care home and it gives certainty to residents and their families.”
MHA’s strategic review, begun in 2019 and paused due to the pandemic, looked at several factors. These included location and proximity of care homes to other MHA services and those for older people, the physical environment of homes, their financial performance and how older people will want care and support providing in future years.
Added Sam: “The other nine homes are currently being marketed and there has been strong interest in all of them, so we are hopeful all will be sold as going concerns, continuing to provide care and support for older people.”