Priory Brynawel

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About this location

Brynawel is located in Abergavenny. Our home offers residential support for five males and females with mental health needs. Brynawel is a 10 minute walk from Abergavenny town centre, with views of the beautiful Welsh mountains to the rear.

We are dedicated to supporting the people we care for to develop skills to enable them to live independently in the community. Brynawel has a full multidisciplinary team (MDT) on-site to support residents.

We can also support those who have:

  • A learning disability
  • A brain injury
  • A forensic need

Services at a glance

There are a total of five bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 is a self-contained flat
1 is on the ground floor

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Brynawel 77 Brecon Road Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 7RD
This location is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Brynawel is a five-bedded detached house with lots of character and interesting features. There are four spacious bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and a self-contained flat. Our self-contained flat is at the rear of the property, and is designed to support people developing their independence.

Our communal areas include a kitchen, dining room and a lounge, all of which have been tastefully decorated to provide a comfortable and homely living environment. There is also a communal bathroom for residents to use.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Quiet room
  • Utility room
  • Gym
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room

We also have our own garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Shelter
  • Vegetable patch

In addition, we have a site vehicle to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our self-contained flat has its own kitchen, dining and living space, and bathroom.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Brynawel has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, managing finances and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Brynawel include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry

These approaches are delivered by our in-house MDT, and we also offer waking night support. The lengths of the placements that we offer at Brynawel can be transitional, respite, short, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Brynawel has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.

Exclusion profile

  • Those with behaviours that challenge


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community.

We work closely with Priory Hospital Llanarth Court and Priory Hospital Cardiff, as well as other inpatient settings, to support those requiring a step-down. We also have links with Priory Supported Living South Wales, enabling people to move on to greater independence.

Our team

Our highly experienced MDT consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Occupational therapist (OT)

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes specialist mental health training, personality disorder training, and moving and handling tier 1.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Brynawel is located a ten minute walk from Abergavenny town centre. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Beach
  • Zoo
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Leisure centre
  • Local bike hire
  • Mountain walks

Transport links

Brynawel also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A 5 minute walk from bus stop
  • A 20 minute walk to train station
  • Easy access to Bristol, Newport, Cardiff and Hereford

A message from our site leader

We treat our residents like family members. Your family is our family. They are in safe hands here with us

Brynawel’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I was able to go on my first holiday since 1976 with the Brynawel team. When the home manager asked me if I would like to go, I was thrilled to bits. We went to Tenby and it was an absolutely fantastic and amazing trip. I would like to thank the team for this privilege and thank you to the Priory for employing a wonderful bunch of people who gave me the best holiday of my life
Person supported by Brynawel Brynawel

Resident stories

Jason's story

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit their family homes. All residents are encouraged to have overnight stays with their families if they wish. A risk assessment would be discussed and agreed, with a contingency plan in place, should this be deemed necessary.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit Brynawel. We do have a preference for pre-planned visits, as this means we can ensure that clinical appointments and activities are arranged around visits.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

Yes, we strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care. The home manager welcomes calls and input from family members as they are the individuals who know their relatives best, and is happy to answer any questions or worries.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Everyone who stays with us are supported to call their loved ones any time, via phone or video call. Family and friends are also able to call as often as they like. In addition, we can support our residents to get or use their own mobile phone, where appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. People are also able to add anything they wish to personalise their rooms to ensure they feel at home.

Are external doors kept locked?

No, our external doors are locked at night only as you would your own home. However, every resident will be risk assessed to determine the level of security needed. We have a large garden area and patio where individuals can freely exit and enter the building. Bedrooms have their own locks, and residents will be provided with a key to their rooms.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We promote active participation in shopping, preparing, and cooking food. Our support staff discuss the menus with the individuals and we promote healthy balanced diets. Our team will ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

There is a small laundry area that all of our residents share. To ensure everyone is able to access these facilities, we ask that residents follow a laundry rota for fair use. Staff are able to support residents to complete laundry.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We encourage and promote active participation with housekeeping activities, and all residents are supported to get the tasks completed to ensure the home is tidy and clean.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are responsible for their own belongings, as we have limited space, we would not be able to facilitate any large amounts of personal belongings or furniture. Other items of concern would be discussed on an individual basis.

How do activities work?

All residents are supported to complete activities of their choice, and we offer a wide variety of things to get involved in. We have facilities in the home to facilitate our residents’ participation in their hobbies, including a Play Station 4, a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, gym equipment, mountain bikes, and a variety of board games. We also host film nights and barbecues in the garden, as well as activities out in the community. There is a leisure centre and horse riding close by, and a local community centre that also provides a number of activities just a five minute walk from Brynawel. In addition, we support people to go on holiday.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We have an MDT who will support with any input required in terms of behavioural needs. We focus on understanding the person’s individual needs, and putting in place tailored support to meet these.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

Family input is valuable, though this would also depend on the individual’s wishes. We work with healthcare professionals and our own MDT to regularly review care plans and ensure they meet the needs of each individual. Here, each individual will be asked for their thoughts, and whether they would like to involve their family in this process.

What are the car parking facilities?

Car parking is available on North Street just off the main road.

What is the smoking policy?

Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas of the garden, with strictly no smoking in the building. However, we do promote healthy lifestyles and can support residents with smoking cessation programmes.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary, and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or Local Authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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