Priory Caerlan

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About this location

Caerlan is located in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynnon Taff, South Wales. Our home offers residential support for eight males and females who are autistic. The house is surrounded by countryside, a short distance from the town centre.

The town sits between the rivers Ely and Clun and derives its name from the three saints, St Illtyd, St Dyfonwg and St Gwynno, with 'trisant' meaning 'three saints'. Here at Caerlan, we want all the people we care for to live happy, fulfilled lives, whilst doing the things they choose to do in a safe environment.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of eight bedrooms at the site. Of these:
3 are en-suite bedrooms
5 are self-contained flats
2 are on the ground floor

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Caerlan Newbridge Road Llantrisant CF72 8EX
This location is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The home is in a large detached old farmhouse, which is in a rural location, surrounded by fields and breath-taking views. The home is split into the main home, and two self-contained bungalows in the grounds, which are suited for individuals who cannot live with others.

The main home has accommodation across two floors, with three of the bedrooms being smaller self-contained flats, and the other three being en-suite bedrooms. The main house also offers a comfortable but spacious lounge, separate dining room, large fully fitted kitchen, quiet room, and conservatory.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Well-equipped activities room
  • Quiet room
  • Utility room
  • Conservatory
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room

We also have a lovely garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. We have a mixture of self-contained flats and bedrooms here at Caerlan. In summary, our bedrooms offer:

  • En-suite facilities, containing either a shower, a bath or a wet room
  • Robust, low arousal furniture
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenettes

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Caerlan 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 Caerlan include positive behaviour support (PBS), delivered by our in-house practitioner. We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer additional services to the people who live here. In addition, we use tools such as Active Support to support our residents to achieve their goals.

The lengths of the placements that we offer at Caerlan can be transitional, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Caerlan 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.


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.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • PBS practitioner

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes autism specialist training.

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About the local area


Caerlan is located in Llantrisant, a town in the valleys of South Wales. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Beach
  • Zoo
  • Nature reserve/national park

Transport links

Caerlan also has excellent transport links, including:

  • The home’s own site vehicles
  • A bus stop a short walk down the hill, which is on many major local routes
  • Pontyclun train station is 2.5 miles away, with services to Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
  • A short drive from the M4, providing access across the south coast of Wales and into England

A message from our site leader

We are kind, caring and understanding. We provide a ‘home from home’ environment.

Caerlan’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I love living here. I get to do lots of activities and the home is really nice.
Person supported by Caerlan Caerlan

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We are happy to facilitate home visits and leave, with the consent of the resident.

Can friends and families visit?

Yes, we encourage family and friends to visit. We don’t have restrictions on visiting times, but would prefer advanced notice, to ensure the wellbeing of the rest of the residents

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

Yes, we keep the loved ones of our residents informed of progress and wellbeing, where appropriate. Families are also invited to speak on the phone or visit.

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

Yes, we have cordless phones available for residents to use at any time. In addition, we can support our residents to get their own mobile phone, where appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

All our bedrooms are furnished with robust, low arousal furniture, all of them have en-suite bathroom facilities, and many of them are self-contained flats with an ADL kitchenette. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms to their tastes, including choosing colour palettes, and any other furnishings. Many of the furniture has been fitted to meet service specifications, so may not be able to be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, our external doors are kept locked to ensure the safety of our residents. However, every resident will be risk assessed to determine the level of security needed to keep them safe. Our two bungalows have their own secure gardens where people can freely enter and exit the building.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to choose and prepare their meals, and we strive to promote a well-balanced diet. We encourage people to get involved in the kitchen, where they are able.

How does laundry work?

Our staff team support residents to their own laundry, this is done as an activity. We will always ensure residents have clean bedding and clothing.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Staff and residents undertake domiciliary tasks such as cleaning together. Our team encourage people to participate in cleaning and other activities of daily living, to promote independence, as well as pride in their environment.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. Other items that may pose a hazard may be restricted, subject to a risk assessment.

How do activities work?

Everyone we care for has a tailored activities planner; this is reviewed on a monthly basis. People choose what they would like to take part in, and we organise specific activities based on individuals’ hobbies, passions, and goals. Our team also put on a range of activities both within the home, as well as organise visits to attractions in the community.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

Our PBS practitioner will work with residents to understand their needs, and put in place the right support to meet these; each resident will have their own PBS plan, and staff are trained in the correct strategies to support that person. We also use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means advocate for using the least restrictive practice in our support.

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

Yes, we encourage families and extended support providers to be involved with the care plans, where appropriate. Residents are encouraged to play an active role in shaping their own support, to make sure they are happy with everything.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a large car park here on-site.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents can smoke by the designated smoking area in the back garden. We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes.

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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