Cardiff home improvements

The first phase of a £4.7 million redevelopment of Penylan House Jewish nursing home in Cardiff has been finished.

Twenty-eight residents — half of them Jewish — have moved from the old building to the new 30-bedroom facility.
The home is run by Welsh housing association Linc Cymru and when the redevelopment is complete next year, there will be 73 en-suite bedrooms, assisted bathrooms, lounges, dining areas, solar panels to generate electricity and landscaped gardens.

There will be up to 30 places for Jewish residents and specialist amenities include a kosher kitchen and synagogue. To gain a better appreciation of the residents’ needs, Linc staff have participated in workshops on Judaism.

The two-phase construction has ensured that residents in the original building did not need to move off-site during construction work.

Judy Cotsen, chair of PenCare — formerly the Penylan trustees — said: “We are delighted to be working with Linc Care. The move will allow us to continue to provide a kosher facility and give security and stability to our elderly in the Jewish community.”

Linc Care operates homes and services for the elderly and vulnerable across Wales.

Last updated: 10:45am, May 27 2013