Care homes have been on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic and have never been in more need of support.

Newport accountants Ellis Lloyd Jones have provided advice and guidance to Glaslyn Care Homes during the last year.

The care provider looks after up to 106 residents across its homes at Glaslyn Court in Gilwern, opened in 1983, and Chilton Place in Brynmawr, in operation since 2015, and employs 142 people.

Ellis Lloyd Jones provides an external finance director package for the business – and has stepped up during the Covid crisis to also deliver help and advice on grants, furlough and other financial matters.

Ed Attree, Glaslyn’s operations director, said: “Covid has brought about a lot of uncertainty and Ellis Lloyd Jones have been very quick to support and help us adapt and succeed.

“The online tools they use mean it’s easy for us to work with them in the absence of face-to-face meetings.”

Richard Ellis, senior partner in Ellis Lloyd Jones, said: “Glaslyn is a really good example of the work we have been doing for clients during the pandemic.

“We recognised as soon as the first nationwide lockdown was brought in last March that clients would need huge amounts of guidance on furlough, grant and loan applications, and a whole variety of other matters from VAT deferrals to personal tax matters.

“Our robust IT infrastructure has enabled us to allow most of our staff to work from home while retaining a normal service for our clients.”