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Gwernllwyn Care Home Cross Hands

About Us

Gwernllwyn's History in pictures

Our History

Gwernllwyn has an interesting and diverse history. 


Originally, it was the residence of the Cross Hands’ Colliery Manager, the grandeur of the Mansion, gardens and extensive orchard in keeping with the status of its owner in the locality.

Mr William James later became the owner of the property and whilst living at Gwernllwyn requested planning permission to transform the residence into a Nightclub.


With permission granted, 1987 was a landmark year. The village now had a facility that soon became the central point for the Community to socialise. 


People met here, celebrated their weddings, family christenings, birthdays and anniversaries in the many times refurbished venue.


Gwernllwyn Nightclub closed its doors to the public for the last time on 17 July 2014. 

Demolition work commenced immediately so that the old building could be converted and a large new wing added to transform Gwernllwyn into a ‘state of the art’ Care Home, when it will be serving the people of the Community and surrounding areas in its next chapter and offering a place for friends of the past to reunite again.

Gwernllwyn Care Home Cross Hands

Our Vision & Ethos

Our Vision is for Gwernllwyn to be a positive choice for older people and to be recognised and respected for outstanding practice that has positive outcomes for each individual we care for.

We understand that moving to a new house is a major life-change, which is why we have created a ‘home from home’ where each individual is affirmed, feels valued and respected and is given the support and encouragement to become all that they can be and to live their lives with meaning and purpose.

Our Staff

At Gwernllwyn Care Home, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care, and our dedicated, focused and qualified care team are trained to ensure that their skills and knowledge continue to be relevant and understand the importance of professional development.


We provide the best standard of care and the wellbeing of all our residents remains paramount.


Our team is passionate about supporting our residents and strive to ensure that each individual is treated with kindness, respect and compassion .


Our team are committed to care.

Review from Gary W (Brother of Resident) published on 24 January 2023


My sister has settled well in the home over the last year. My sister has dementia but otherwise is still active. The staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate her needs and desires.
She is particularly active and is being encouraged to support and befriend new residents as they settle in. A 

role she enjoys, and feels empowers her and gives her a sense of purpose, which is very important for her with the challenges associated with dementia.
The staff are always helpful, polite and accommodating. Something that is important to me living over 100 miles away - and not able to pop in every day.
We (the staff and myself) work together to solve any problems and to identify and find solutions and helps that work for my sister. In that sense, the support is highly customised and bespoke to her needs which is much appreciated by the family.

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