Tŷ Cwm provides an accommodation option to people over 50 in the Merthyr area supporting independence in later life, or where physical disability or sensory impairment impacts on their ability to take an active role in their community.

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

Tŷ Cwm has 60 self-contained apartments offering a mixture of one bed and two bedrooms. All accommodation is available for rent on an assured tenancy basis and is built to a high specification, including full wheelchair accessibility.

To be eligible to apply for a tenancy at Tŷ Cwm you will need to live in Merthyr Tydfil or have a close connection with the area, and be over 50 years of age. You must also be in one of the following situations:

  • In hospital
  • In a residential home or sheltered housing
  • In a vulnerable situation at home
  • Unable to cope with essential living tasks

Key facts

  • 60 self contained apartments (one and two bed)
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Hairdressers on-site
  • Modern kitchens
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Laundry facility
  • Dementia friendly environment
  • Daily activities
  • 24/7 support available
  • Suitable for people over 50
Exterior of Tŷ Cwm extra care

Call us to arrange a visit

Scheme Manager - Dalton Harris (01685) 354570

Find us

Gelli Dawel, Pantyffin Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0JL

Living here

In addition to shared lounge facilities, laundry, assisted bathroom and a cycle/scooter store, the scheme also offers a restaurant, hair and beauty salon, IT access, library, communal conservatory and an enclosed garden. The scheme has been sensitively designed to support tenants with early onset dementia.

Each apartment offers:

  • Modern kitchens
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Spacious main bedroom in both one and two bed apartments
  • Slip resistance flooring in kitchen and bathroom
  • Spacious living room
  • Low surface temperature controlled radiators controllable by occupants

    For people with sensory impairments there will be a hearing loop in all communal areas and the scheme has been designed to meet the RNIB ‘Visibly Better’ standards.

    Tenants are supported by a local community alarm service to contact the manager, care teams and support colleagues on-site during normal hours of operation and the ‘lifeline’ call centre in the Civic Centre out-of-hours. Domiciliary Care colleagues are available on site 24 hours a day to help with personal care and give support to tenants who have emergencies.

    Bedroom at Tŷ Cwm
    Lunch being served at Tŷ Cwm
    Poole table at Tŷ Cwm
    Dining room at Tŷ Cwm

    Our colleagues

    Our tenants have support available 24 hours a day – either from our managers and Support team or our Domiciliary Care team who are based on site. Tenants are supported by a local community alarm service to contact a team member on site or family.



    Activities and events are organised on a regular basis by our colleagues and a tenant led social activities group. These include:

    • Coffee mornings
    • Bingo
    • Crafts
    • Armchair exercises
    • Day trips

    We also have good connections with the local schools and are continuing to build close links with the local community.