Older Persons Accommodation - Clos y Nant, Fairwater

Clos-Y-Nant, Fairwater

Clos y Nant meaning 'close to the brook' is situated in the Fairwater area of Cardiff overlooking Fairwater Park.  The scheme has 36 properties including studios, 1-bedroom flats and properties which are suitable for wheelchair users. The rear garden has two patios, and green-fingered residents are welcome to plant and look after their own garden areas.

A Scheme Manager is available during office hours from Monday - Friday to provide a friendly face and offer support and advice in an emergency. Each flat also has an alarm linked to the Cardiff Community Alarm Service offering 24hr support and reassurance.


 

How to apply

At Clos y Nant everything you need is close at hand with a range of shops within walking distance, a GP practice across the road, and a Day Centre next door where residents can enjoy lunch and a chat. There are frequent bus and train services stopping nearby, but to make life easier a number of mobile services visit the scheme, including a hairdresser and library. Regular social events are arranged in the comfortable communal lounge, and friends or family are welcome to stay overnight in the double-bedded guest room. 

Clos Y Nant

Scheme Criteria

The scheme is designed to cater for the needs of tenants aged 60+. 

Tenants should be sufficiently able to live independently in their own flats, although they may arrange their own additional help (for example for cleaning or personal care) if necessary.

Accessibility of the scheme

To make access easier for all tenants Clos y Nant has :
• Level/ ramped access to the scheme
• Lift to upper floors
• Accessible garden
• Grab rails
• Some wheelchair accessible communal areas

Facilities and Amenities available

There are a number of facilities available at Clos y Nant including :
• Communal lounge
• Communal kitchen
• Communal laundry room
• Guest Facilities
• Communal Garden
• Staff office

What is available locally?

Amenities within approximately half a mile of the scheme include :
• Local shopping area
• Bus stop just outside
• Doctors surgery
• Dental surgery
• Library
• Places of worship
• Health centre
• Opticians
• Day centre
• Hairdresser (visits weekly)
• Post office

Social Activities

There are a number of social activities available for tenants to take part in if they wish.  Some of the activities are also open to members of the local community.

• Breakfast club (weekly)
• Exercise Class (weekly)
• Bingo Sessions (bi-weekly)
• 2 Course Lunch (monthly)
• Excursions (monthly)
• Entertainment events on a regular basis

Rent

Renting a flat at Clos y Nant costs approximately £50.00 a week for a 1 bed flat plus a service charge of up to £60 a week (which covers various services including electricity and water charges).

Depending on your income you may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help with the rent and some elements of the service charge. For more information please contact the housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111.

Scheme Manager

There is a Scheme Manager available during office hours from Monday to Friday for any problems or queries.

Who to contact if the Scheme Manager is not available

All the flats at Clos y Nant have alarms which are linked to the Cardiff Community Alarm Service. This service can be used to summon help in any emergency (24 hours a day). A Mobile Warden will call on the tenant if necessary.

Contact Details

If you are interested in becoming a tenant at Clos y Nant you will need to complete a Cardiff Housing Application Form. Please contact the Housing Enquiries Team on Tel : 029 2053 7111 for a form and ask for help with filling it in if necessary.