5 May 2016
Bryn Celyn and Ty Enfys become polling stations for the day
Two of our South Wales care homes doubled up as polling stations for the Welsh Assembly Elections enabling our 150 residents to vote in the comfort of their own home.
The lounge at Bryn Celyn, our care home in Maesteg and the coffee shop at Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff were used as polling stations from 7am until 10pm after our homes, which specialise in residential, nursing and dementia care agreed to open their doors for the public use.
Meanwhile, over 1000 members of the Ogmore and Cardiff Central constituency visited the polling stations to vote for their local Assembly Member.
General Manager at Bryn Celyn Care Home, Mary Richard said: “As a care provider we aim to provide high quality relationship-centred-care and we work hard to ensure our residents build and keep their relationships with the local community.
“When the opportunity came up to be a polling station we were thrilled as we knew our residents would love to get involved in the election process.”
Bryn Celyn resident Ivor Morris Grey, 91, said: “The polling station is very convenient and I feel valued as a resident.”
The results of the elections, where forty Assembly Members will be elected for constituencies as in general elections, and the other twenty via another vote to represent five larger regions are expected in the early hours of Friday morning.
Regional Assembly Members are elected from lists of candidates to represent North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales East, and South Wales Central.
Wales is also electing four police and crime commissioners (PCCs), while a parliamentary by-election is taking place in the Ogmore constituency.
Bryn Celyn Care Home will also be used as a polling station for this parliamentary by-election.
Results of the PCC elections in Wales will be revealed next week.
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