Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home

Cilddewi Park
SA31 3HP


Tel: 01267 853201

Care Provider: Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite, Residential.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Nicki Hockly is General Manager at Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home.

Hi, my name is Nicki Hockly and I am the General Manager here at Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home. 

I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since 2009 across three homes and became the Deputy Manager here in February 2018, then General Manager January 2019.

I am passionate about my job and am an advocate for promoting person-centered care for the individuals we support. I offer guidance and support to our team of Nurses, Senior Carers and Care Assistants, with the aim of providing a happy, friendly and welcoming workplace.

I am responsible for ensuring that a high standard of care is maintained and delivered to residents whilst respecting privacy, dignity and choices. 

Nicki Hockly

Plas-Y-Dderwen is a purpose built care home in the peaceful village of Johnstown near Carmarthen.

We provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care with a separate dedicated facility for people living with dementia. We also provide a service for people with a physical disability.

We're proud of our socially active community which revolves around superb facilities alongside first-rate care.

Robust pre-assessment will be undertaken prior to admission to ensure that we have a full understanding of residents needs and preferences, this ensures a smooth transition to our care facilities. We also work alongside other professionals to ensure that the best possible care is achieved. We aim to provide a activity filled day to suit individual needs whilst promoting independence and individuals choice.

Please follow this link to view our Care Inspectorate Wales report.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

We take pride in supporting potential residents and their loved ones to make the correct choice when choosing a care home. Here at Plas Y Dderwen we can support all aspects of nursing and dementia care whether this be on a short or long term basis. The staff are fully trained to deliver an excellent service, ensuring that the residents that we support are of the utmost importance. The building is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is all on one level making it easy for wheelchair access. 

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Minibus, Assisted Bathroom.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Greenhouse, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio.

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Our accommodation facilities include:

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training
  • Lifting and handling equipment
  • Step-free access
  • Wheelchair access within home
  • Mini bus or other transport

Type Of Room
Single Room, Double Room, Shared Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Secure Access, Alarm.

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We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.

Our Carers
Katherine Evans
Katherine Evans
Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Kath and I am the Deputy Manager here at Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home.

I started working for Barchester Healthcare in 2017 as an RGN and became a Senior Nurse in 2018. In January 2019 I was promoted to Deputy Manager. I support the General Manager and I offer guidance and support to our whole team in an effort to provide a happy, friendly and welcoming workplace.

Andrew Whitmarsh
Andrew Whitmarsh
Senior Nurse

Hi, my name is Andy and I am the Senior Nurse here at Plas-Y-Dderwen.

Phillippa Williams
Phillippa Williams

Hi, my name is Phillippa, and I am the Administrator here at Plas-Y-Dderwen.

Hefin Jones
Hefin Jones
Head Chef

Hefin has worked at Plas-Y-Dderwen since 2012 and ensures that residents get a good choice of food, which is always cooked to a high standard and is nutritious.

Jeff Rees
Jeff Rees
Maintenance Assistant

Jeff has worked for Plas-Y-Dderwen since 2010. His job is to ensure the home is maintained to a high standard and kept in full working order.

Carys Davies
Carys Davies
Housekeeping Assistant

Carys has been at Plas-Y-Dderwen since 2013, and ensures that the homes is always cleaned to a high standard.

Jill the Cat
Jill the Cat
Pet Therapist

This is Jill, the home's pet cat. Jill is key in making Plas-Y-Dderwen a real home from home for those we support. She can regularly be found lazing at someones' feet or in their lap! Jill will soon appear in her very own calendar and is looking forward to the fame this will bring her in the local community!

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our irresistible cuisine is prepared with only the very best fresh, seasonal produce, and based on the individual tastes of the people we support. Our menu will satisfy even those with the smallest of appetites; from breakfast through to dinner, residents can discover something different with fresh flavour and lovely presentation. Our fantastic chefs are always keeping themselves busy in the kitchen creating new and exciting dishes for everyone to enjoy. 

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

At Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home, our Lifestyle/Activities staff endeavour to provide a wide range of activities that suit all residents' physical and mental needs. There are regular minibus trips to nearby places of interest, including visits to local beaches and shows. We also have a film club, gentlemen's club, arts and crafts club, with musical entertainment once a week. Activities are very important to the staff of Plas-Y-Dderwen, making the home a fun and active place for all the residents who live here.

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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Gardening, Quiz Games, Pet Therapy, Crafts, Board Games, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, Animal Petting, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

At our home we have Jill, the home's pet cat. Jill is key in making Plas-Y-Dderwen a real home from home for those we support. She can regularly be found lazing at someones' feet or in their lap! Jill will soon appear in her very own calendar and is looking forward to the fame this will bring her in the local community!

We also welcome your pets, by arrangement.

Can You Bring Your Pet

Cilddewi Park
SA31 3HP

Not yet rated.

Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Shops, Restaurant, Park, Pub.

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