Deputy Minister Officially Opens Hwb yr Hen Ysgol
The new health and wellbeing facilities in Llanrwst have been officially opened by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.
Hwb yr Hen Ysgol provides health and wellbeing services to help local people stay healthy.
Julie Morgan AM was welcomed by Cllr Peter Lewis and given a guided tour of the new facilities and activities already taking place. The facilities aim to support residents in rural Conwy to keep healthy, and to recover from any periods of illness.
Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services said, “I am delighted to be here to officially open Hwb Yr Hen Ysgol. This health and well-being hub is a great example of the kind of integrated facilities that can be delivered when people and organisations come together with a shared vision and commitment to support communities in Wales.”
The project has involved the complete transformation and remodelling of the former school master’s house and adjoining buildings on Schoolbank Road in Llanrwst; it’s a partnership development between Conwy County Borough Council, Welsh Government, and Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.
Conwy Cabinet Member, Cllr Louise Emery, said, “I’m pleased the Deputy Minister has been able to see these excellent facilities at Hwb yr Hen Ysgol first-hand; the whole site promotes and maximises wellbeing, which reflects our aim to provide the right environment for Conwy’s residents to be safe, healthy and independent.”
Conwy County Borough Council secured funding from the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund for the health and wellbeing part of the development at Hwb yr Hen Ysgol which has been delivered in partnership with Clwyd Alyn Housing.
Clare Budden, CEO of Clwyd Alyn said, “We’re very proud to be working in partnership with the Local Authority on this innovative scheme.”
Hwb Yr Hen Ysgol, the rural health and wellbeing leisure facility, is managed by Conwy County Borough Council.
The apartments at Yr Hen Ysgol are managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.
About Hwb yr Hen Ysgol:
• Within the first three months the Hwb has gained 87 new Ffit members.
• There have been over 4000 attendances at the Hwb, taking part in various activities.
• Over 1400 attendances at one of the twelve instructor-led fitness classes and three interactive fitness classes that are held each week.
• There are three busy GP referral classes every week, as well as four GP consultation sessions a week, with a new cardiac and pulmonary rehab gym session and a falls prevention class in the Activity Studio.
• The friendship club meet once a month, as well as a singing group, dance classes on a Monday evening and the U3A group have a dance group every other week on a Tuesday morning.
Link to Hwb yr Hen Ysgol web page.
Posted on 14/06/2019