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Correspondence from Taylor Evans Partnership, Chartered Architects, regarding the fees for the Penylan House extension, dated 2 May 1990.

The first image is of a letter addressed to the Jewish Home for the Aged, Penylan House, in Cardiff. It states that the final account for the works for the treatment room extension amounts to £21,778.96.

The items 2-4 are attachments to the above letter: Certificate of interim payment, a final account of costs with a breakdown, and a summary of the final instalment of the architects' fees. The final summary (item 3) lists the costs for various renovations of the Home, e.g. adjustments of electrical services, floor coverings, wall tiles, cupboard units and BWIC (builder's work in connection).

Pencare (formerly known as 'The Trustees of Penylan House') is a charity, which offers care for elderly people of the Jewish faith and is currently based in Cardiff, although the catchment area for the home covers South Wales and the West of England. Pencare has been working with Linc Cymru to redevelop their care home, Penylan House, to ensure high quality care to Cardiff's elderly Jewish community and extending the care to elderly people not of the Jewish faith.

Mr Henry Silver and other members of the Cardiff Jewish community had originally founded a Home for the Aged in 1946 in Canton. In December 1948, the Home moved to Holme Towers in Penarth to provide more space for its large number of applications. Despite the beautiful surroundings, the Home in Penarth was quite isolated, so the difficult decision was later taken to move the Home to Penylan Road in Cardiff, meaning many residents were now closer to their friends and relatives. Residents moved to Penylan House in February 1959.

Cajex, Magazine of the Association of Jewish Ex-service Men and Women (Cardiff), Vol. IX, No. 1, Ninth Year - March 1959, pp. 60- 65.

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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