Family Crosspoint will provide more beds during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak

Family Crosspoint’s newest property in Maesteg will provide extra bed capacity to support the Princess of Wales Hospital during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The local authority in Bridgend is working with Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board to ensure sufficient beds are available to support the Princess of Wales Hospital.

These will be used to provide additional recovery beds so that the hospital can focus on treating patients who require acute medical care.

The former Hyfrydol care home was bought by Family Crosspoint, a Resource company, only a month ago.

The former Hyfrydol care home, now being prepared to provide extra bed capacity

Family Crosspoint, which runs residential services for vulnerable parents and children at risk of going into care, bought the Maesteg building to expand its service, being fully booked at its existing centre in Bridgend.

Chris Bryan, director at Resource and property manager for Family Crosspoint, said:

“Having only recently purchased the unit, we are keen to progress with the works required to allow us to expand our current offering … we feel that the Covid-19 issue is [incredibly] important and want to help as much as possible during the pandemic.”

Family Crosspoint has now offered the building to the local authority free of charge for the next six months, after which it will review the situation dependent on circumstances at that time.

Kerry Collier, director of Family Crosspoint, said: “Our residential centre provides safe and therapeutic services in order to create building blocks to help families develop lifelong bonds.”

“We have seen a lot of demand for our services since we opened our first centre in October 2018 and look forward to being able to help more families once we are in a position to open in Maesteg.”

“We are working closely with all three providers and our health board colleagues to coordinate this essential piece of work. We are very thankful for the generous help and support we have received from businesses in the community – without them we would struggle to provide the necessary additional bed capacity for people recovering from coronavirus. We plan to open and use these additional beds incrementally over the coming weeks.”

Councillor Huw David

More about Family Crosspoint

Family Crosspoint provide safe and therapeutic residential services along with care and support for families and their children. We work together with valuable partners such as Local Authority’s and Social Services to reduce the number of children within the care system and to reduce the number of children being put up for adoption.

We work with and help families who have experienced trauma and disadvantages associated with conditions such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, children in the care system and various issues that are connected to modern day living.

www.familycrosspoint.co.uk


A longer version of this article was originally published on bridgend.gov.uk.

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