Accommodation is provided in 3 bedrooms on the first floor of this domestic scale property. 2 of which offer en-suite facilities. On the ground floor we have a modern and newly designed ensuite double bedroom with the benefit of a professionally designed and fitted ensuite wetroom. The house has been finished to the highest standards and has been decorated in a neutral colour throughout. On long-term placement service users are encouraged to add their own personal touches to their own rooms, including choice of colour and provision for redecorating and use of their own personal possessions to make the room their own personal space.
The first floor offers a luxury modern bathroom facility with power shower and corner bath. There is a spacious gallery landing area benefiting from large windows from the architectural design, promoting use of natural light, with comfortable seating to enjoy the views of the coastline in the distance. All of these facilities are clearly sign posted in written, pictorial and tactile formats for ease of access and orientation.
We offer the highest quality and most homelike and comfortable communal facilities on the ground floor, with a welcoming sitting room where you will find the latest digital television, stereo systems and Nintendo Wii. Leading on to our conservatory area, the tiled floor and pool table lends itself as the ideal area for communal activity, whilst enjoying the benefit of natural sunlight and looking out on to the well-maintained lawns. The conservatory has doors leading off to the enclosed and private rear gardens, giving individuals the flexibility to remove themselves easily from the house into the tranquil gardens.
The kitchen boasts a high quality finish with a selection of solid oak units, granite work spaces and granite flooring with all modern appliances, an area all service users will enjoy using to prepare their meals with the support and assistance of staff, all of whom have food hygiene training. A large dining table is situated in front of patio doors, to provide a relaxing place for communal dining.
A Cloakroom with toilet and wash hand facilities is located off the entrance hall next to the laundry/utility area. The ground floor also offers a quiet flexible room away from the communal areas, this room is pale in colour and accordingly can be converted through the use of sensory equipment, into a stimulating environment or a relaxing and calming environment and can be easily controlled by the service user.
Ceiriosen Bren also benefits from an enclosed and private rear garden area, including lawns and a tarmac drive for parking. There is potential for the development of raised flower beds and garden design, a project that can be undertaken jointly by service users and staff. Service users can also use the garden facilities to relax and enjoy refreshments weather permitting.
Registered Manager of Ceiriosen Bren residential service
I started working for ILS in 2014 after relocating from Scotland to Wales in 2013. I began as a Support worker and have been fortunate to be in a position to accept progression to my present role as Registered Manager since February 2017.
In Scotland I worked for a Housing Association for over 15 years supporting adults with Learning and physical disabilities. I dipped my toe into working in care as a bank worker. I found the work fulfilling and rewarding, and applied for a full time post, progressing to Assistant manager after gaining an HNC in Social Care. I then went on to gain a Registered Managers Award SVQ Level 4 which is the equivalent of QCF Level 5 in Wales. I have also recently completed my QCF level 3 in Positive Behaviour Support.
My approach to supporting people is based on unconditional positive regard, treating people with respect and encouraging personal development. The greatest reward is watching people, service users and staff alike, grow and develop their skills to achieve their goals, with my support and guidance.
Deputy Manager of Ceiriosen Bren residential service
I began working for ILS in 2010 having moved on from working for Carmarthenshire County Council. I spent some time working as a support worker before becoming a Team leader. After the birth of my daughter I returned to work for a short while before taking 2 years off and re-locating. I then returned to work at Ty Pin Coed in 2015 as a Support worker and in 2016 I returned to Ceiriosen Bren as a Team Leader before taking on the role of Deputy Manager.
I have my NVQ level 3 in health and social care and level 3 in Positive Behaviour Support and have recently completed my QCF level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services. I enjoy all aspects of providing support to our service users and being a part of their progression.
Staff Satisfaction Survey Ceiriosen Bren 2017
Do you have any comments you’d like to make regarding your job?
“Job can be challenging but I very much enjoy meeting the challenges”
Do you have any comments regarding management & leadership?
“New management structure and team leadership recently reaching targets and developing leadership for positive outcomes for service users.”
What are the things you like about working for ILS?
"Its integrity and commitment to its values and aims."
Do you have any ideas for how we could do to make things better?
“Keep doing what you are doing.”
"Every day is different, even in a difficult day like a pile of coal there is always a diamond in there, always positive and a glimmer of hope and achievements."
Service User Survey Ceiriosen Bren 2018
What are the things you like most about where you live?
“I like living near the sea and close to the bus stop. I also like having the X Box to play on. I also like the pool table but wish the room was bigger.”
“Like the house, like the staff, I’m always happy here”
Reports and Links
Please click on a link below to read our recent CIW inspection reports for Ceiriosen Bren residential care home.
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April 2019 Report - pdf document 194kb
December 2017 Report - pdf document 189 Kb
October 2016 Report - pdf document 189 Kb
November 2015 Report - pdf document 177 Kb
February 2015 Report - pdf document 132 Kb
January 2014 Report - pdf document 120 Kb
Ceiriosen Bren Statement of Purpose May 2017 - pdf document 792 Kb