Ty Hiraeth New Development Progress

Coming Soon New Carmarthenshire Development Ty Hiraeth – Opening in May 2021.
Ty Hiraeth development is now well underway and considerable progress has been made, since breaking ground back in October 2020.

Alongside our local flagship service Ynystawe Lodge, we took on board feedback from individuals, families and care teams to design a similar service, based in Carmarthenshire. This specialist enhanced accommodation will support individuals that services have found challenging to effectively meet the needs within other community placements. This model of support offers the use of positive interventions within individually designed environments, to enable and support people who have very complex and challenging needs. The service will provide communal living and facilities specific to high-risk environmental need. We can adapt the property to meet individual needs, and have in place the appropriate organisational structure to support complex needs.

Ty Hiraeth is situated within a Carmarthenshire village, the main building is made up of two complexes, one with 5 self-contained flats and the other with 4 self-contained flats. There is also a specially designed bungalow containing 2 self-contained flats and private gardens. The Bungalow offers accommodation away from the main building whilst retaining use of the communal facilities available. The accommodation offered at Ty Hiraeth, staff support and assistive technology can all be adapted to meet individual needs.

We have been very fortunate to work with and alongside commissioners, health and social care professionals and families to develop individual bespoke care packages and adapt to meet assessed needs. We look forward to working with new teams and welcoming new people to our services.

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Self Injury Awareness Day

Today, March 1st, is Self-Injury Awareness Day.

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence. Raising awareness is about educating people who do not self-injure, and reaching out to people who do by challenging the stigma around self-injury that stops people looking for help.


What is Self-Harm or Self-Injury?

Self-harm/injury is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences.


Why might you self- harm/injury?

There are no fixed rules about why people self-harm. It really can be very different for everyone.


Support & Treatment available:

Sometimes outside support is needed to help you make positive changes. You may need to try a few different things to find what works for you, and combine self-help techniques with professional support:

  • Your GP
  • Talking treatments
  • Support groups
  • Online support
  • Treatment for scars


Useful Contacts:

Mind’s services – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

Local MINDS – https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/local-minds/

Minds Side by Side – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/side-by-side-our-online-community/

distrACT – www.nhs.uk/apps-library/distract  – App which provides information and advice about self-harm.

Harmless – www.harmless.org.ukUser-led organisation that supports people who self-harm, and their friends and family.

LifeSIGNS – www.lifesigns.org.ukUser-led self-harm guidance and support network.

Mental Health Foundation – The Truth About Self Harm

Self-injury Support – selfinjurysupport.org.ukInformation and support for women and girls affected by self-harm, trauma and abuse.

YoungMinds – 85258 (crisis messenger service – text the letters YM)
youngminds.org.ukCommitted to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.


#SelfInjury #SelfHarm #SIAD #Listen #BeKind

Random Acts of Kindness Week

National Random Acts of Kindness Week, is a week that is dedicated to kindness and taking that extra, conscious step to brighten somebody’s day. The week has grown in popularity each year and is celebrated by individuals, groups and organisations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. Throughout the week M&D Care will be looking at little acts of kindness that we can share with our friends, family, staff and the people we support.

It’s time to #MakeKindnessTheNorm 🥰

For our staff, please head to the Help Centre to access all the resources for the week.

Do check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for plenty of resources.

Time To Talk Day!

It’s #TimeToTalk Day! Whereby a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down.

Across our services our staff and people we support will be holding their own conversations around mental health, be it through fun activities, over a good old cup of tea or together in a group circle time. However they choose to engage, it’s all about ending the stigma!

Make a difference and start a conversation today!

For more resources head to Time To Change

Dignity Action Day!

Today is Dignity Action Day, at M&D Care we are committed to providing the very best level of care and dignity for all the people we support. We are proud to pledge our support.

Across our services today, our staff and people we support will be constructing our very own dignity tree – highlighting what ‘Dignity’ means to them. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.