Who We Are & What We Do

Glasallt Fawr is a 90 acre estate offering 24 hour Residential Care 52 weeks of the year to adults with learning disabilities from the age of 18 years. The estate consists of four homes and a working farm. The residents' day at Glasallt will consist of attending workshops and helping to run the farm, this could consist of the feeding and mucking out of animals, maintaining fences and hedgerows and assisting the farmer during the lambing season. Residents also have the opportunity to assist the gardener in growing fruit and vegetables and maintaining the flower beds.

Glasallt Fawr now employs an Art Therapist who attends the site three days a week, increasing the number and variety of workshops in which our residents can participate. There is a weavery where items such as rugs, bags and scarves are made, either for personal use or for sale at local craft fairs.

There are also opportunities for residents to work as volunteers off site in a variety of settings such as cafes, animal rescue centres and renowned gardens.

The houses operate as small homely units whereby residents are involved in all aspects of daily life from choosing the colour of their bedroom walls, assisting with the shopping, cooking for the household and cleaning of their own personal space.

Our residents have active social lives and enjoy a wide variety of activities. These include shopping trips, cinema and theatre visits, swimming, horse riding and going to the gym. Residents have the opportunity to attend local church services and celebrate Christian festivals. 

Although residents are encouraged to take part in workshops and leisure activities they also have free time to relax and perhaps just listen to music in their own room. Our aim is to provide a good quality of life for all residents whilst remembering they are all individuals who have particualr needs and likes and dislikes.

We deliver a very high standard of care to our residents through support workers and young volunteers. Each residential home is run by a Manager who is registered with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). Residents' health and medical issues are overseen by a local GP surgery. Glasallt Fawr also receives invaluable support from the Community Team Learning Disability (CTLD) which consists of psychiatrist, psychologist, speech & language and behavioural support teams.

We are regulated by CIW and adhere to regulations (National Minimum Care Standards). The areas covered are: general, registered persons, conduct of the home, premises and management. We are visited by an Inspector from CIW annually and these visits are unannounced. This assists us in ensuring that we maintain our high standard of care. We also adhere to other legal requirements in the fields of fire protection, health & safety and food hygiene. You can view our latest annual report by clicking here.

Families and Friends play an important part at Glasallt. We have parents' weekends three times a year; this is a chance for all to get together and to catch up on recent events and also to plan for the future development of Glasallt. Parents of Glasallt Fawr residents have established a Parents' Association with the aim of raising funds to support Glasallt Fawr.

 

MISSION, STRATEGIES and VALUES

It is our mission to promote good health, provide care and advance the development of adults with a disability, recognising the uniqueness of the individual. We also seek to respect, value and enhance the strengths and potential of each individual, following the concepts of Rudolf Steiner.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Meeting our residents' care needs through individual care plans.
  • Ensuring that the resident is at the centre of everything that we do.
  • Complying with legislative and regulatory frameworks.
  • Having competent, trained staff.
  • Working in partnership with like-minded organisations.

Our values include treating everyone with dignity, respect and as a whole person through Christian ideals. We forge links with the wider community and strive to care for our special environment.

 

We have found Glasallt Fawr to be a wonderful place for our son David to live. He is encouraged to be as independent as he can be, and he is in a happy and supportive environment, he enjoys his life here and has a good social life.

Mr & Mrs Ireland