Trivallis is developing two new sheltered schemes in both Beddau and Rhydyfelin. With the schemes nearing completion, Trivallis Sheltered and Development teams organised two open days at the sites.
The schemes are a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments with kitchens, a living space, walk-in shower, balcony and roof top gardens. The development at Library Close will also be home to Rhydyfelin library as well as a multi-use commercial space.
Like all of Trivallis’ sheltered schemes, the new developments have been designed in line with sight loss principles which will allow people with sight loss issues to continue living independently. Contrasting colours will be used throughout to ensure door handles, sinks, showers and other objects stand out to those who are partially sighted.
During the open day a number of staff were on hand to answer customer queries. “It’s important for us to hold regular open days to be able to meet prospective tenants and offer support and advice on how to apply and what services are available at the new schemes," explained Claire James, Trivallis’ Sheltered Scheme Manager.
“There’s been a lot of interest from people looking to move in when the schemes open."
In addition, attendees were shown carpet and paint samples as well as plans for the layout of the apartments and communal spaces.
Beryl Smith, lived in Trem Y Cwm before Trivallis decided to rebuild the scheme. She’s attended almost every open day to see the progress and learn more about the plans. During her latest visit she said: “Seeing the space helps you to visualise how you’ll fit your things in. I’m looking forward to moving back in and living back in Beddau.”
Trem Y Cwm is due to be completed in July and Library Court will be finished a few months later in September. Although some of the previous tenants have decided to return to the new developments, there are a number of apartments still available to rent.
Allan Norman who is currently a private tenant living in a one-bedroom apartment, attended the open day with his daughter to find out more about the scheme. He said: “Living here, you’d be in a good location with a bus stop on your doorstep. What I’ve seen from the plans is ok, I'd definitely be happy living here.”
Trivallis sheltered schemes are designed for individuals aged 60+. They provide independent living and a safe environment where people can make friends and enjoy a range of social activities.
Applying for one of these properties is done through the Choice Based Lettings scheme which is used by six different housing associations across Rhondda Cynon Taff. Properties are available each week and in order to apply you must bid online. No money is involved at this stage; bidding is used to show an interest.
To find out more information about the Choice Based Lettings system visit www.homefinderrct.org.uk
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