PRIORITIES SET FOR SALE OF BODLONDEB CARE HOME

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Cambrian News photographer - Ceredigion County Council hopes that a care home operator will be found for the Bodlondeb site

COUNCIL chiefs are trying to meet the needs of Aberystwyth and north Ceredigion by setting priorities for the future use of the former Bodlondeb care home, it has been claimed.

The Cambrian News reported “While Cabinet members supported selling the Bodlondeb building and site, they have put in place a range of priority developments at the site that would reduce the asking price.

Those priorities are a specialist dementia nursing home, a residential care home that can care for elderly mentally infirm residents, or social housing for youngsters.

While doubts have been raised about the possibility of finding a care home operator after earlier efforts from the council failed, council leader Ellen ap Gwynn said it was the council’s “hope” that an operator could be found and said the earlier attempt by the council to find someone to run a care home at the site had been a disappointment.

That came after Cllr Lyndon Lloyd said the authority had been “talking about this for many years and nothing has moved forward”.

Cllr ap Gwynn said: “That’s why I was as disappointed as anybody else that we couldn’t find anybody to run Bodlondeb.

“The building is not suitable, it needs investment which the council can’t afford and we can’t run a nursing home.”

As part of any sale of the site, the income received would be ring-fenced to be used for council care home services” here.

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