An empty building in Glanamman purchased by Carmarthenshire Council has been brought back to life to support people to live independently with a range of eco-friendly features to help them cut their carbon footprint.

The former Hafan Croeso residential home, on Heol Aman, has been converted into two self-contained flats, and shared accommodation for five people, which will help promote independence and improve health and well-being after the council secured funding through the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund.

It has been designed with a range of measures that will reduce both energy use and carbon emissions supporting the council’s commitment to tackling climate change and becoming a net zero carbon local authority by 2030.

Glanaman County Councillor, David Jenkins, has welcomed the news, saying: “I am glad that an empty property in Heol Aman is coming back into use.

“It has been brought back into use for a very good purpose providing accommodation for people with needs to live independently. It’s also a small boost to the local economy with residents and staff using the local shopping facilities in the area.

“The eco-friendly features will also help to cut the carbon footprint, which contributes to the council’s net zero carbon ambition.”

The council’s cabinet member for housing, Cllr Linda Evans said: “The new supported living scheme has been transformed and designed to provide the highest level of thermal comfort to the tenants and minimise fuel bills as well as contributing to our ambition to become a net zero carbon Authority by 2030.

"We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and ensuring all our homes are as energy efficient as possible.”