Plas y Garn Care Home

About Plas y Garn

Plas y Garn Care Home is set in landscaped grounds and provides accommodation for over 65s in Pontypool, Torfaen. We focus on giving a great quality of life to our residents, whatever their abilities and needs are.

Our team of specially trained staff provide tailored care to all of our residents, including those who require Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI) care and those with dementia.

We pride ourselves on providing a happy, friendly and warm environment that lets residents be as independent or involved as their needs and abilities allow.

What relatives say about Plas y Garn:



We strive to provide high quality residential, dementia and respite care. Our round-the-clock care package is provided by our highly motivated, fully qualified and friendly staff. They do what’s necessary to meet the care needs of our residents, taking into account each individual’s situation and personalising the care to suit them.

On joining us at Plas y Garn, we assess each new resident so that we can ensure their current needs are identified and met. Throughout their stay, we monitor them closely so that we can increase the levels of care they receive over time, if necessary. We genuinely care about and value all of our residents, so we make sure that they are as happy and healthy as possible.

Living here

We have 32 bedrooms in total which are divided into two self-contained areas. 16 of these bedrooms are for residents with dementia and the other 16 bedrooms are for general residential places.

All of our bedrooms are bright, airy, comfortable and roomy, and include a wardrobe, a lockable chest of drawers, a bed, a bedside cabinet and a sink basin. We are very happy for residents to bring some personal possessions with them so that they can make their rooms their own.

We have an on-site professional kitchen where our trained chefs prepare three home-made meals each day for our residents. The menu operates on a fortnightly programme, with multiple options at every mealtime. Our experienced culinary staff can cater for specialist diets and individual needs as required. Meals are usually eaten in our dining rooms.


We encourage and give our residents many chances to make friends, have interesting conversations and enjoy group activities.

Every day there is something different for residents to take part in. Regular activities include quiz nights, sing-alongs, dancing, gardening, theatre, craft-making and much more.

Plas y Garn has lots of break-out space where residents can take part in hobbies, catch up over cups of tea and spend quality time with their new and old friends and family. Our activities coordinator makes sure that there are plenty of activities to keep our residents occupied and help them make friends, regardless of their abilities.