Leonard Cheshire Disability, in Llangollen, is a thirty capacity accommodation with many homely qualities, based in scenic surroundings that make for a pleasant place to visit loved ones.
Staff are fully-trained and committed to the happiness of residents, making personal freedoms and an active lifestyle possible alongside professional care.
Residents have the choice of a communal or quiet lounge, with birdwatching a popular pastime, as well as the use of an art room and IT room.
Group: Leonard Cheshire Disability
Person in charge: Anne Gulliver (Service Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Wrexham County Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 30 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Welsh
Single Rooms: 30
Rooms with ensuite WC: 6
Facilities & Services: Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care & Social Services Inspectorate* Report on Dolywern : click here
* Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Wales.
Recommendation Score: 7.7 (7.667)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (7.7 for Dolywern) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by Gwendoline G (Mother of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Review relates to January 2014.
Muriel is severely disabled (CP) and is totally deaf giving rise to huge communication problems. She has recently lost the use of her arms so cannot use BSL. Dolywern is brilliantly designed with plenty of space to move around and lovely grounds complete with a river. Help is always available by call button, the nursing and care staff are kind, gentle, full of fun and always ready to go the extra mile for the residents. Chirk is handy for small shopping while Wrexham is reachable by the 'house' bus. The head of house is very hands on and the kitchen staff provide excellent choices of food. Given my advanced years I am very happy that when I am no longer here, my daughter will continue to be loved and cared for and happy for the rest of her days.
How likely would you be to recommend Dolywern? Extremely likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent