A new centre that provides support and treatment for adults with issues in their lives including substance misuse and homelessness opened today.
The Ty Croeso is a purpose built premises located on Grosvenor Road in Wrexham. The building is owned by the Wallich Homeless charity which provides supported accommodation for homeless individuals.
Ty Croeso helps support individuals overcome their problems by providing a range of inter agency service at a central location. Clients can access services at the centre including breakfast clubs, drop-in services, advice and information and support groups work. Structured treatment from nurses and health professionals are also at the centre eliminating the need for clients to access different services at different sites.
The project has been funded though the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Capital Grant, following a successful bid from Wrexham’s community Safety Partnership’s Substance Misuse Action Team.
Ty Croeso was opened was officially opened by the Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr I. David Bithell MBE.
Geoff Lang. Acting Chief executive of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Chair of the Wrexham Substance Misuse Action Team said: “The Ty Croeso project is a clear example of statutory, voluntary sector and service users working effectively together to improve access to care. I am very pleased to see this developmental work come to fruition, as it forms part of our local strategy to provide services that are responsive to the local needs of our community.
“Ty Croeso will provide a range of substance misuse services under one roof and will have far reaching benefits. It is a clear priority for Wrexham’s Substance Misuse Action Team.”
Antonia Watson, Chief Executive of The Wallich added: “The development is a prime example of collaborative working, both from the development phase and the day to day operations. Service users have welcomed the excellent facilities, and the integrated approach has really benefited those residents living in Wallich accommodation who access the on-site facilities.”
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships and Collaboration said: “This is an excellent example of how partners can work together to provide access to good quality care and advice for some of the most vulnerable people of society.
“Ty Croeso is an excellent facility and the response from service users has been positive. The benefits of providing such services for adults with complex problems including substance misuse are far reaching not just for the individuals themselves, but for their family and the wider community.”