Dan y Bryn

84 Brecon Road, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4PD

Dan y Bryn is situated in pleasant, landscaped surroundings in the small village of Ynysmeudwy on the outskirts of Pontardawe. The well-established home has built up an excellent reputation as a quality and valued care provider where the needs of the residents are at the heart of everything they do. Dan y Bryn has excellent links with the local community and has regular visits from local schools, churches and other community groups.

The home is close to local amenities and regularly has local shops visiting to enable residents to shop at their leisure from the comfort of their home. Alternatively, the home can support residents to visit the local area as they wish.

Dan y Bryn understands that everyone is unique. The care delivered is tailored to meet the individual needs and wishes of each resident who goes to live in Dan Y Bryn. Staff are highly trained and understand the importance of enabling people to keep control of their lives. They do this by offering support and encouragement to maintain independence as far as is possible. As a well-established local service, the home has an excellent relationship with the local GP who regularly visits the home.

Dan y Bryn knows that there is more to life than simply meeting care needs. That’s why staff ensure that they support residents to live as active a life as possible. There are a variety of activities and events on offer, both within the home and in the wider community. The home even has a bar where the drinks are free!

There are various clubs within the home including a gardening club and a keep fit club which residents are welcome to take part in. Residents have a choice of nutritious, home cooked meals.

A local hairdresser visits weekly and there is a regular church service held in the home which residents are welcome to join.

Families and friends are always welcome to pop in for a cup of tea or to join residents for a meal.

Group: Gwalia

Person in charge: Tracey Bennett (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Welsh

Single Rooms: 40

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Gardens for residents

Visiting:

Relatives and friends can visit at any time throughout the day, the only exception would be is at mealtimes, and this would be in support of your relative. Please sign the visitors book on arrival and departure, this is a health and safety requirement.

Parking:

Ample parking is available on site, with two dedicated car parking areas.

Latest Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales* Report on Dan y Bryn: click here

* Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Wales.

Overview

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Dan y Bryn is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dan y Bryn in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.806 for Dan y Bryn is calculated as follows: ( (30 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.806

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.125 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dan y Bryn is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.125

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

7.9 Dan y Bryn has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.931) from 3 Reviews


Average Ratings

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    3
  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dan y Bryn?

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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dan y Bryn

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Respite Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    1

I was at the home for 10 days in July, the home was very comfortable and clean, the food was good and plentiful. My daughter was very pleased with the way I was treated, as was I. I would be pleased to stay there again. I would like to thank the staff for all the help they gave me. The staff were very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Dan y Bryn? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The care home is a purpose built home set in pleasant grounds with good views of the Swansea Valley. Residents have their own rooms with an adjacent toilet and washing area, they are of a good size. The sitting room and dining area are also of a good size. The residents have a television in the sitting room and a good music system with a large selection of all types of music. The residents also can have a TV in their own room.

How likely would you be to recommend Dan y Bryn? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My brother has been in Danybryn for eleven years. He settled in immediately. The facilities and staff are wonderful; as is the food and activities. He is treated as if he was family and I know he is being well looked after. Thank you Danybryn.

How likely would you be to recommend Dan y Bryn? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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