Y Gorlan blank
Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Address: Stryd Fawr, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1NS, United Kingdom, 01492 572727

Property description

Are you looking to rent a home in Bangor? Are you over 60 years old?

Y Gorlan consists of up to 29 flats, 13 of these flats are 1 person flats and 15 of them are 2 person flats. Additionally there is a communal lounge / kitchen, shower room and toilet, laundry room and hair salon. Y Gorlan also provides a newly furnished guest room that is available for relatives or friends to stay for a small charge.

Each flat has an alarm cord attached to a 24-hours-a-day emergency call system. There is an electronic door-entry system fitted to the main door of the building to maximise security. Each flat has its own lockable front door. The Warden attends to the daily management of the building and responds to residents’ needs. At weekends, or when the Warden is off duty, an emergency service is provided by Galw Gofal.

The scheme is very central to the town centre close to local shops and public transport. Sheltered accommodation attracts people from all walks of life, all having different requirements, but all looking for a secure and sociable place to call home. The scheme encourages people to socialise within the community.

There is a communal garden with a washing area and also a patio area for tenants to sit out and enjoy and a car park for residents and their visitors.

Other facilities available.

  • Communal lounge and kitchen, where tenants can meet and socialise with other residents.
  • A lift to access all floors.
  • Door-entry system to help residents stay safe.
  • Social activities, for example coffee mornings, bingo, movie afternoons / evenings, outings etc.
  • A furnished guest room for relatives or friends to use.
  • A car park available for residents.

What does the Warden do?

  • The warden will undertake a daily visit or call to all residents if they wish. The warden does this to ensure the residents’ safety and well-being.
  • The warden will maintain face to face contact with residents to identify individual needs and be aware of changes in medical or social circumstances and where possible, arrange appropriate support for tenants from voluntary and statutory agencies
  • The warden is available during normal office hours to provide support and advice.
  • The warden is responsible for the day-to-day running of the scheme. In their absence Galw Gofal will provide cover in anemergency. 
  • The warden will help residents form a Residents Association to organise activities within and outside the scheme and promote independent living.
  • The warden will maintain the security and health and safety of the scheme.

The warden has a master key system that enables them to gain access to all flats. This key will only ever be used in an emergency or if agreed by the resident to gain access for visits etc.

What will I have to pay?

Rent & Service Charge

This is the charge North Wales Housing make for renting the accommodation. The amount you pay will vary depending on your individual situation and your income. You may have to pay for all the costs or you may be eligible for benefits. There will also be a service charge for communal services which we will be able to provide you with further information on.

Water rates

North Wales Housing will collect the water rates on a weekly basis from residents and pay the water supplier direct.

Support charge

A support charge is added to your weekly rent as well as the warden call / Galw Gofal

The Sheltered Housing Warden Service is part of the Supporting People Programme which is the Welsh Government’s policy and funding framework for delivering housing related support to vulnerable people.

Other costs

Other costs may include council tax. You will have to pay for the electricity you use on lighting, cooking and appliances.

You will need to arrange and pay for installing any telephone you want, and for paying the bills.

You are advised to take out your own house contents insurance. North Wales Housing have information on a low-cost insurance scheme for residents and will be happy to tell you about it.

Should you require any further details about these costs or any other information about Y Gorlan please do not hesitate to contact;
Scheme Warden – Glenys Rowlands tel: 01248 355517
Older Person’s Housing Officer – Paula Smith tel: 01492 563294

Who can apply and how?

If you are over 60 and in North Wales Housing accommodation you simply need to complete a transfer application form, otherwise you will need to fill in an application form.

Application forms are available from
North Wales Housing
Plas Blodwel
Broad Street
Llandudno Junction
LL31 9HL

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