A £10m extra-care facility will not open until October, council bosses have confirmed.

Hafan Cefni, which comprises 63 one and two-bedroom apartments on the site of the former Ysgol Y Bont school in Llangefni, was set to open in summer.

Also known as sheltered housing or assisted living for the over 60’s, the facility – the result of a partnership between Anglesey Council, Pennaf Housing Group and the Welsh Government – is designed for those who wish to live independently, replacing the town’s Plas Penlan residential home.

But a report presented to the council’s Corporate Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday confirmed that its opening has now slipped back to October despite assurances construction is progressing well.

As a result, the first residents are expected to move in during early October after an official handover in late September.

The island already has the second highest older people’s population in Wales and a 68 per cent increase in those living past 85 is expected over the next decade.

To tackle the changing demands, the council is working to modernise social care provision to meet the future needs of an ageing population wanting to live independently for as long as possible.

Despite the delay, council leader Llinos Medi confirmed that the council would not face any costs as result of the delay, which will fall on the developers instead.

However, plans for a separate extra care facility in Amlwch look less likely after confirmation that no developers have been found to help establish such a facility in the north Anglesey town.

Part of a part of a fundamental shift away from traditional residential care provision, it was voted in 2014 that once new provision was in place in Amlwch it would result in the closure of the town’s Brwynog care home.

The report confirmed that an assessment is being undertaken by the housing service to look at housing needs more widely within the area without dismissing the potential for extra care.

Deputy Chief Executive, Anwen Morgan, added: “The housing department is looking at all the options and with plans progressing well in Llangefni and Beaumaris, attention can turn fully towards Amlwch now.”