Sheltered Housing Investment
Trivallis manages over 20 sheltered housing complexes throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Sheltered housing complexes enable residents to live completely independently in their own flats or bungalows but to share social activities.
Trivallis has twice received accreditation from the national Centre for Housing and Support for its sheltered housing service. This award confirms that our sheltered housing service meets nationally recognised best practice standards.
We want to make sure our complexes reach the same high standard as our service. That’s why we announced that Trivallis’ sheltered housing complexes would receive the biggest investment and refurbishment they have had in more than 30 years.
Most of our sheltered housing complexes were designed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. None of them were built with lifts, little provision was made for access for people with disabilities and a large number of the flats were bedsits (with residents having to share bathrooms at the end of a corridor).
Our improvement programmes are funded in partnership with Welsh Government.
The investment is making sure that all complexes that need them have lifts and improved access for people with disabilities.
The complexes are also benefiting from an internal refurbishment programme that includes new furniture and improved fire safety standards.
Bedsits have been converted into spacious one and two bedroom flats with bathrooms.
Many of our complexes are refurbished to RNIB Visibly Better Standards. This standard recognises the work done to the building and environment of the complexes to make them accessible to people with sight loss. We have archived Platinum and Gold standards at many of our complexes, and are working hard to ensure all our complexes meet these high standards.
We have already invested more than £15 million in our sheltered housing complexes and we are still improving our accommodation for older tenants.
A new sheltered housing complex will be built at Trem y Cwm in Beddau and, at Library Close in Rhydyfelin, we plan to build a new sheltered housing complex that will incorporate facilities to benefit the whole community.