A specialist healthcare provider has opened a ‘supported living’ site in Merthyr Tydfil with the help of a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Demand for supported living flats has risen in recent years, as they enable people to live independently with the security of knowing that there is a carer on site to help them if needed.
Castle Care Specialist Services has tapped into this rising demand by transforming a previous Lloyds Bank site on Market Street into eight one-bedroomed supported living flats suitable for those with specialist needs.
The first residents moved into the apartments, named the Old Bank, following an opening ceremony attended by Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil, Margret Davies.
The 18 months redevelopment has also created 10 new care assistant roles.
Founded by Melanie and John Morgan in 2008, Castle Care Services also provides care to people still living in their own properties, and owns a residential home in Aberdare.
Melanie Morgan, owner of Castle Care Services, said:
“The new flats are perfect for people who want to retain their independence, but like the reassurance that someone is on hand to help if needed.
“Over the past nine years, Castle Care Services has grown significantly, and by opening the flats we’ve been able to create new jobs for people in the local area.
“Opening a healthcare business is a complex process, but the relationship team at Lloyds Bank was always on hand with the tailored guidance we needed.”
Suzanne Rees, healthcare relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said:
“The new flats are a great addition to Castle Care’s portfolio, and have already proven popular with local people.
“Our team of specialist healthcare relationship managers play a key role in helping businesses like Castle Care to seize opportunities for growth, and making sure customers get dedicated sector expertise like this is just one of the many ways that we are helping Britain prosper.”