A REPORT into a care home in Penarth has identified a “number of risks”.

The Ty Gwyn Care Home, in Stanwell Road, was inspected by the Care Inspectorate Wales, who found the care home understaffed.

The report did acknowledge that residents of the care home and their families are “complimentary about the care they receive” and staff were “caring and knowledgeable”, but that they were not employed in enough numbers and were not effectively used, unable to respond to their patients in a timely manner.

Ty Gwyn Care Home provides personal and nursing care for up to 45 people over the age of 55, is found close to the town centre and the seafront and is owned by Methodist Homes.

Inspectors considered that improvements were needed in the areas of staffing, documentation, security and activities for residents.

The report praised the staff for understanding residents’ health needs and making sure they sought out appropriate guidance and advice when necessary. The relationship between staff and residents was described as “happy”, but noted that the low numbers of staff sometimes had a “negative effect on the residents emotional well-being”.

Overall, the report noted that the home “offers residents a comfortable environment” but that inspectors had “identified a number of risks where improvements are required”.

The care home opted not to give a comment to the Penarth Times at this time.