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Llwyngwian Fawr


Llwyngwian is a detached small holding situated among six acres of hillside, which is a short drive but within walking distance from the quaint village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales. It boasts panoramic views of Cardigan Bay and the surrounding hillside. Llwyngwian Fawr is a registered residential service for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems and associated challenging behaviours. We are able to provide day care facilities and 24 hour support. The support staff provide round the clock care, using Person Centred Plans to maximise independence. Although we are registered with CSSIW to provide support for people 18-64 years of age, the ages of the current service users range from 25-45 years old.

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Llwyngwian is a rural farmstead with barns, stables and work sheds. Within the grounds we can assist service users to look after our goats, chickens, ducks, and cats. On the ground floor of the house there is a lounge, dining room, kitchen and a bedroom with en suite facilities. This room is ideal for individuals with mobility difficulties The other 3 bedrooms, 1 of which has an en suite bathroom are on the first floor close to the main bathroom.

Service Users also enjoy other leisure activities such as Badminton, Football, Table tennis, Darts and Summer BBQs

Full needs and risk assessments and support planning by well trained staff, experienced in working with adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues, Individually-tailored person-centred support packages, encompassing personal care assistance, social integration, independent living skills, support with finances and provision of work opportunities and/or further education. Continuity and consistency of support managed by an experienced Home Manager and monitored by internal Quality Audit Team, Support to access specialist expertise, as appropriate, such as psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and community psychiatric nurses.

The service manager, Karen Hills has had almost 20 years’ experience of working with people with L/D and/or Mental Health issues, 9 of them as Manager at Llwyngwian. She has gained a RMA and updates her management training regularly. Karen was a finalist in the National Care Awards ‘Special Needs Manager’ in 2007. There is an established experienced staff team at Llwyngwian, some of who have worked at the service for over 10 years. Collectively they have over 50 years’ experience. The senior staff has won a silver award in the Wales Care Awards . In addition to the mandatory training the whole staff team complete specialist training e.g. Autism Awareness, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Challenging Behaviour, Epilepsy.

Wildlife and picturesque scenery - Llwyngwian Fawr enjoy raising awareness for YoungMinds

Last week, our residential care service, Llwyngwian Fawr in Gwynedd, held a successful summer picnic as part of Regard’s ‘Big Picnic Fortnight’ to help raise money and awareness for our voted charity of the year YoungMinds.

Stephen becomes quite the budding fisherman at Llwyngwian Fawr

Stephen Carter, who is supported by the team at our Llwyngwian Fawr residential service in Gwynedd, has always loved fishing.

Terry from Llwyngwian Fawr swims for Comic Relief

Terry Bond, who lives at our residential service, Llwyngwian Fawr in Gwynedd, recently raised money for Comic Relief by completing a swimming challenge.

Cakes, tombola, BBQ, laughter and more in Wales!

The OWL project, Cerrig Camu, and Llwyngwian Farm recently held a fundraising day to raise money for the charity MIND.

This is Your Life

Karen, who is the service manager at our Llwyngwian Fawr, residential service in Gwynedd, has created a touching book to help celebrate Terry’s 50th birthday.

Terry, from Llwyngwian Fawr, is ‘keeping up with the times’

Terry from Llwyngwian Fawr lives over 200 miles away from his family; he frequently speaks and stays in contact

Stephen from Llwyngwian Fawr drives a train!

​Stephen stays on track. Click here to read more.

Paddle sports and line dancing at Llwyngwain Fawr

​Service users at Llwyngwain Fawr have been enjoying the summer - read more….

Llwyngwian welcome baby chick, Badrig

For the first time a little chick was born at Llwyngwian. He nearly didn’t make it as the mother abandoned the eggs after the first chick that hatched.

Charity fundraising turns supporters purple across Regard

Over a third of our 149 services across England and Wales are planning local fundraisers for Purple Day (Sunday 26 March) in aid of Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, with some of them already ahead of the action.



Moving Remembrance Day for Llyngwian Fawr resident Terry

Terry takes a great interest in history and world events, and he watched a good many TV programmes about WW1 and WW2 in the run-up to Remembrance Day.



Paul wins a Welsh Care Award!

​Paul from LLawyngwian Fawr won Silver at the Wales Care Awards



Daisy and Wilma find new home at Llwyngwain Fawr

Two orphan lambs have found a new home in North Wales. Daisy and Wilma are settling in at Llwyngwian Fawr, our residential service supporting individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs near Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales.



Contact Llwyngwian Fawr


  • Dyffryn, Ardudwy, Gwynedd, LL44 2DY
  • 01341 247 389
  • 07734 538 141
  • llwyngwianfawr@regard.co.uk
  • Manager: Karen Hills
  • Locality Manager: Julie Davies

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