Golau Caredig Independent Living


Golau Caredig provides affordable independent living for people over 55 in 42 purpose built one and two bedroom apartments. All accommodation is available for rent on an assured shorthold tenancy basis and is built to a high specification, including full wheelchair accessibility. Individual care and support is provided by an ‘in-house’ domiciliary care team and a floating support service.

Golau Caredig, located close to Barry town centre, offers onsite facilities such as a restaurant, launderette, IT suite, hair salon, cafe and has great transport links to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Extra Care can be a viable alternative to sheltered accommodation or residential care by encouraging independent living and providing a home for life with care and support services that can increase or decrease as the tenant’s needs change. It is suitable for single people or couples, where one or both have need of more supportive accommodation.

The Development was designed following input from the Design Commission for Wales and has been constructed by Leadbitter to achieve BREEAM (Building Research Environment Assessment Method) standards.

What relatives say about Golau Caredig: 

Our colleagues

Golau Caredig is run by a highly experienced team who are dedicated to providing person centred care for every tenant. Our building management team works hard to provide a welcoming environment for all our visitors.

Tenants have support available 24 hours a day; either from our building management team, support team or our ‘in-house’ domiciliary care team.

Colleague training is a high priority and we ensure that all our team have the skills, values and behaviours to deliver a professional and dedicated service to those in our care.


Living here

Golau Caredig offers 42 self contained apartments that support independent living, all of which are fully accessible and can be adapted to support physical disability.

Each apartment offers:

  • A modern fitted kitchen
  • A spacious living room
  • A bathroom with walk in shower
  • An emergency call alarm
  • Slip resistant floors to the kitchen and bathroom
  • Low surface temperature radiators controllable by the occupants

We have a number of communal facilities including a restaurant, launderette, IT Suite, cycle/scooter store, multi-use activity area, hair salon and a cafe.

We believe that safety and security are key elements in creating a warm and homely environment. Therefore, we have taken additional steps to ensure safe and secure living at Golau Caredig.

At Golau Caredig you will find

  • CCTV cameras for residents security
  • A secure door entry system
  • A 24-hour on-site domiciliary care team
  • A full fire alarm system
  • Two lifts
  • Windows fitted with safety restrictors
  • Specialist, assisted rise and fall bath
  • A hearing loop fitted in our reception

Golau Caredig is situated close to Barry town centre, allowing easy access to the community and all local amenities – including the famous Barry Island!

Community matters to Hafod and we can provide support to help residents engage with their local neighbourhood. This floating support service can also help them with maintaining their tenancy, managing their finances and can help to maintain their independence.


Golau Caredig has a fantastic community feel and there are different activities taking place each day. These are run both by our support colleagues and organised by our tenants – so that we can ensure the activities we provide are relevant and of interest to everyone.

We also invite external groups into the communal areas downstairs to really bring Golau Caredig to the heart of the community. At Hafod it is our aim to eradicate loneliness and social isolation and we like to offer our services and free activities to all. Our activities include: 

  • Art attack
  • Action for Elders
  • Barry walks
  • Knit and natter
  • Tea & coffee afternoons
  • Breakfast club
  • Quizzes
  • Movers and shakers and more!