Cartref MynyddCartref Mynydd is a series of stunning sole occupancy apartments
Located among 20 acres of rolling countryside near Pontardulais on the outskirts of Swansea, Cartref Mynydd is a series of stunning sole occupancy apartments for up to 5 adults from age 18.
With an enthusiastic and dedicated team of care and therapy professionals, adults here are provided with comfort and support, and a tailored programme of person-centred care and continuous learning.
At Cartref Mynydd we support adults with complex needs associated with autism. We embrace sector-leading practice and blend education, care and therapeutic support to provide tailor-made placements for unique individuals.
With the town of Pontardulais within easy access, with its shops and amenities, and with access to Orbis’ Academy Living initiative, Cartref Mynydd offers a home from home where adults are empowered and supported to progress and develop with confidence, life skills and a positive role in their community.
5 Registered Beds
Academy Living at The Orb
We believe that learning should be a lifelong pursuit. All adults have access to The Orb: a pioneering work experience initiative which was recently awarded the Careers Wales Quality Mark. The Orb is a charity shop, café, laundry, kitchen and office all rolled into one bright and friendly high street centre. Adults are supported to work to an individualised timetable, building on their skills week by week.
They may be greeting and serving customers, making drinks and snacks for busy shoppers, washing, ironing, pricing-up and stocking clothes and other items for sale in the shop, designing window displays and much more. At The Orb we offer a range of ASDAN accreditations that mark the progress that adults make in learning about and engaging with the wider world and the immediate community.
Our primary aim is to provide a safe environment that encourages individuality, self-confidence, self-esteem and lifelong learning.
Ours is a person-centred approach. We encourage adults to learn and develop skills that will enable them to play an active role in their community, supporting them to make their own informed decisions. We also work closely with families and carers to support individuals to develop and maintain relationships.
We encourage our residents to participate in positive risk taking, helping them to develop roles, responsibilities and confidence within their daily lives and, at all times, we support them to become independent via a focus on lifelong learning.
We want to improve and maintain the quality of life for adults by nurturing and promoting independence. This is underpinned by Positive Behaviour Support - focusing on setting realistic goals and understanding behaviour in order to provide our residents with proactive coping strategies to overcome their difficulties. This non-sanction-based model of care celebrates and reinforces good and positive behaviour, leading residents to associate their home life with being happy.
Orbis offers a multi-disciplinary model of care, learning and therapeutic support. Our therapeutic model includes Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.
We also contract other specialist health professionals to offer specialist support for specific needs.
We are always happy to be contacted for further information about Cartref Mynydd and we encourage anyone with an interest in our home to get in touch to find out more about what we do and how we do it.
Cefn Drum, Pontardulais
What People Are Saying
Passion and beauty from the heart, each and every one.Ty Coryton Parent
I can’t praise the staff enough! It is more than I dared to dream of. It is the best thing that has ever happened to him.Summergil House Parent
Persistence and patience. And the want to make life better. Well done Orbis. Again!Ty Carreg Parent
Very proud he's doing so well and the Summergil team have done so much for him. He opens up now and talks about his feelings. It's wonderful. It's lovely that he comes home and talks about his day, where he never did before.Parent A Parent
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and calming location. The impact on our son has been a revelation.The Old Vicarage Parent
You will never find a place like this anywhere else. I wish my son could stay here for ever.Ty Bronllys Parent
I'm actually in tears! You have no idea, not just how much you've changed our lives, but how you have saved our lives! The staff make me feel like family. They are my family now!Ty Coryton Parent
I know your home is the right place for him and you can see that your staff are a very committed team.Service Manager Professional
Since he has been at Dan y Coed he is talking about his future. It is also the first time he has ever said that he is happy.Dan y Coed Parent
Cartref Mynydd is located among 20 acres of rolling countryside near Pontardulais just 10 miles north of Swansea and a short drive from junction 48 of the M4.View on Map