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Save Garth Olwg Care Home

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Yet again, Garth Olwg Care Home is under threat of closure after the RCT Labour Council announced plans to repurpose the facility in Church Village to care for Adults with additional learning needs (ALN). Whilst we do support extra provision for Adults with ALN, this should not be in place of valued and much needed care home beds.
With a care home provision already closed in Pontypridd with the loss of approximately 50 beds, now more than ever we must fight to keep these facilities open and fully functioning.

This care home is well used, has served our community since 1966 and it’s closure will effect residents in Llantwit Fardre and Efail Isaf, along with Tonteg and Church Village. Keeping residents close to their friends and family in the community is vital. This is why we urge you to support this petition.

Major concerns

1. Accessibility and public transport links to proposed replacement Care Home facilities (especially for late evening visiting) These are very poor, which could lead to less visitors for residents, having a negative impact on mental well-being.

2. Population growth / Ageing population - Tonteg / Church Village / Llanwit Fardre and Efail Isaf had seen its population grow over many years, a trend that continues, yet Garth Olwg Care Home is the only facility proposed to close under council plans. How can this be a sensible strategy?

3. NHS pressures - With the current crisis in the NHS, spare bed provision could be used to support the NHS in freeing up much needed hospital capacity, helping the NHS and filling unused bed

please support this petition today - and also complete the RCTCBC consultation found at: https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/GetInvolved/Consultations/CurrentConsultations/ResidentialCareHomeConsultation.aspx

Sam Trask / Karl Johnson

Llantwit Fardre & Efail Isaf RCTCBC councillors


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