Life's a beach for West Wales care home residents

Alan and Edith relax in the deckchairs Credit: Jeff Connell

The weather might not have been perfect this summer, but that hasn't dampened the spirits of residents at a Carmarthenshire care home.

Residents at Betws Cartref Annwyn Fan care home in Ammanford were asked what they missed most, and they said holidays by the seaside; and thanks to staff that's what they got.

The 67 people living at the home now have a caravan to enjoy, as well as a beach hut, deck chairs and an imported shingle and sandy shore.

Lifestyle co-ordinator at the home Marie Woodcock said there was never a dull moment.

Elsewhere today a list of commitments have been submitted by public bodies in an effort to improve the quality of life of older people in care homes across Wales.

It's a result of the Care Home Review, undertaken by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales last year.

Health Boards and councils across Wales set out action plans setting out how they will deliver the outcomes expected by the Commissioner.

Dean Thomas reports: