Abertillery care home launches new sweet shop for 25th anniversary


Staff member inside the sweet shopA Gwent care home has marked its 25th anniversary with the opening of a new sweet shop for residents and family members.


Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned by Shaw healthcare, has opened the ‘White House’ sweet shop as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, which will provide residents with sweets, cakes and drinks located in the garden of the home. All money spent in the shop will help fund events and days out for the residents.


Local councillors visited the home to join in the celebrations, while regular singer at Cwm Celyn, Luke Stevens, performed a variety of songs for the residents. Shaw healthcare chairman, Alun Thomas, also presented a plaque to the home’s manager, Simon Morgan, to commemorate the achievement.


Mr Morgan, said: “The sweet shop was something we had considered doing for the residents for many years, and we thought there would be no better time to open it than on our 25th anniversary.


“I’d like to thank everyone who attended to make this day a special occasion for both the hardworking staff and the residents.”


Staff at Cwm Celyn celebrating 25th anniversaryAlun Thomas, chairman of Shaw healthcare, said: “By providing a new sweet shop in the garden, we hope that it can give a sense of independence to the residents here at Cwm Celyn, even with a task as simple as popping to the shop. It’s initiatives like these that make the home a welcoming and nurturing environment, putting residents at the heart of the care.


“It was a great honour to join everyone who came together to celebrate the achievements of Cwm Celyn over the past 25 years.”


Cwm Celyn care home is one of over 80 sites operated by Shaw healthcare across the UK, and provides specialist support for those suffering from mental health issues. This includes projects with the local community, to provide social interaction and educational opportunities for residents. The home consists of 24 rooms as well as communal and garden areas for the residents.


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