Dolywern

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A warm welcome to Dolywern

We provide support and nursing care for physically disabled adults with complex needs. Our team is fully trained and we’re regulated by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

The exterior of Dolywern.

You’ll find us close to the small border town of Chirk in the beautiful Ceiriog Valley, in the hamlet of Dolywern. The home is surrounded by idyllic green hills. We have fishing rights to the Ceiriog River, which runs through the grounds.

Chirk has plenty of facilities, including shops, library, swimming pool/gym, restaurants and pubs. Nearby Oswestry is well known for its Wednesday market. We’re also not far from Wrexham, which has a cinema, bowling alley and a new shopping centre.

Facilities for you

The exterior and garden of Dolywern.

Dolywern is a purpose built, single-storey house with accommodation for up to 30 physically disabled adults. There’s always room for you to welcome your family and friends or get together with other residents.

Our facilities include:

  • day care service as well as 24-hour care and support
  • physiotherapy room with part-time physiotherapist
  • Wi-Fi and seven PCs in the computer room, including printers 
  • communal areas including TV lounge and activities room
  • on-site hair salon and visiting hairdresser

Dining choices

We make sure mealtimes can be enjoyed by everyone. Our menus are planned by our residents and staff — tell us about your favourite dish!

Enjoy activities

Two residents smiling in the living room.The home offers a range of activities for residents, including art and crafts, quizzes, baking, bingo, gym visits, swimming and ten pin bowling. We also organise trips out, for example to the theatre, concerts, and to watch professional football matches.

You’ll have the chance to be social, get creative or enjoy exercise — you choose. We encourage people to take part but there’s no pressure.

Group activities aren’t for everyone and you might just want to do things on your own. If so, we can help. If you need support, one option is to find a volunteer to come along with you.

Whatever activities you’d like to do, you can always talk to one of our team about the different choices available to you.

Kirsty's story

Kirsty, a resident of Dolywern‘I'm Kirsty, I'm 22 and I've lived at Dolywern for 5 months.

‘My best friend here is Hayley. We’re always together — everyone calls us double trouble. I always say, double the trouble, double the fun! We do lots of things together like shopping and going out to concerts. We went to see Ben Haenow recently, and we’re going to Soccer Aid soon.

‘I like getting involved in the activities here. They always ask if there are particular activities we want to do. Although Gary who does them makes them so fun that it doesn’t even matter if it’s something you’re not really interested in!

‘The carers here are brilliant. Nothing is ever too much trouble. They’re very good at trying to keep your independence as much as possible. With some of the younger carers, we have a laugh together just like any 22-year-old would. It doesn’t feel like we are carer and resident, it feels like we’re friends, and that’s really nice.’