A LUXURY care home in the Vale of Glamorgan is set to open soon after a number of setbacks.

Glenburnie Lodge on Port Road, Wenvoe, was originally expected to open in November 2023, but this was later pushed back to April this year.

Vale of Glamorgan Council published a report on its adult social care services this week which states this revised opening date could not be achieved.

The council said it is unlikely they will be making use of the facility, which is run by a private company.

Glenburnie Lodge has come out to say the site will be open within the next couple of weeks.

A care home director at Glenburnie Lodge said: “We experienced delays in the opening of the home for a number of reasons that were beyond our control.

“We are pleased to say that it is now ready and we will be opening the doors to our beautiful home within the next couple of weeks following successful registration with Care Inspectorate Wales.

“We have a number of ladies and gentlemen waiting to move in and we also look forward to welcoming many more over the coming weeks.

“Full details of how to make an enquiry are available on our website www.glenburnielodge.co.uk”

Plans for the 70-bed care home, which will include a gym, cinema and beauty salon, were approved in November 2020.

Planners at the council recommended the approval of the plans at the time due to the need for new care homes in the area.

Vale of Glamorgan Council’s recent report on its adult social care services, which will be discussed at a healthy living and social care scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday, June 11, stated the “new nursing home provision in Wenvoe has yet to be completed”.

The report goes on to say it is unlikely the council will make use of the provision at the care home due to high weekly fees.

A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said: “The care home has been set up by a private developer so this was not part of a council plan.

“We are unlikely to make placements for residents at  Glenburnie Lodge due to the expected fee levels shared with us by the provider.”

The report being discussed at this week’s social care scrutiny committee meeting shows there continues to be a high demand on the council’s care services.

Data in the report shows many people and their families are choosing to receive care in their own homes.

As of March 31, 2023, 920 citizens were receiving a total of 14,579 weekly hours of care and support.

By March 31, 2024, this number had increased to 1,016 citizens receiving 16,058 weekly hours of care and support.

At the same time, there is an increase in demand on respite and emergency placements due to the increased frailty of people staying at home.

Respite usage for the council owned residential homes now exceeds pre-pandemic levels.