A WELLBEING centre for blind veterans in Llandudno has been praised for the “excellent” care it provides.

Blind Veterans UK, on Queens Road, is a centre of wellbeing for blind veterans, and supports them in their journeys toward independence and out of isolation.

The centre is a respite and holiday service, and does not operate as a residential home, with people staying for short breaks.

Blind Veterans UK was inspected by Care Inspectorate Wales in August, with a report published in September.

In a summary of the report’s findings, the care authority said: “Comprehensive and robust care planning processes are carried out as if the person is coming to live in the home.

“Assessment of needs and agreed outcomes are carefully documented and repeatedly checked to ensure accuracy. Care provided is effective and people are supported to achieve their goals successfully.


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“Expert staff support people to partake in an excellent range of exciting activities including outdoor pursuits, driving, sports, exercise, rehabilitation and more. People are pleased they are able to do things they did not think possible.

“Choice in all areas of daily living is respected, with three course menu options, trips out, activities and the many rooms available in which people can spend some time.

“The accommodation is within a grand, impressive building set in vast, accessible grounds.

“The indoor space is purposely and effectively designed to help blind people with orientation.

“Staff are employed in sufficient numbers to spend one to one time with people, escorting them to help them become familiar with the environment.

“Arrangements are designed to help people feel settled, familiar, and safe in their environment. People thoroughly enjoy their stay and are quick to arrange further visits.”

The inspection recommended no areas for improvement.