Councils find homes for Scope residents

The last residents have moved out of a Cardiff sheltered care
facility run by Scope for people with cerebral palsy, just days
before the site was handed over to developers.

Two of the residents, Brian Byfield and Alan Symonds, had vowed to
stay put at the Cyncoed Flats facility if the charity did not find
them permanent accommodation.

But they eventually agreed to move after councils funding their
places promised to find them homes in Cardiff and in the interim
place them in a £1,000-a-week, specially adapted hotel nearby.

Despite a shortage of good accommodation for disabled people in the
Welsh capital, permanent homes have been found for 10 of the
original 12 residents.

As a result, residents’ campaigners said their nine-month battle
with Scope had been successful.

The charity is selling the site for £2.25m to plug a hole in
its finances.

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