Situation: Abbey House is based in the Little Diamond area of Derry, beside St. Eugene’s Cathedral. The scheme caters for both Sheltered and Housing with Care Tenants.
Individual Facilities: Abbey House at present provides services for 12 Housing with Care Tenants who each have their own flat and can avail of assistance with their support and care needs on a daily basis. Communal areas include lounge with T.V., Pool table, music centre and library area, hairdressing salon, dining room facilities and a guest room for visiting family. The surrounding grounds are landscaped with seating facilities and “raised bed” areas.
Support & Care: The care and support needs of all Tenants are assessed by their allocated key worker upon admission to the scheme. Individual care and support plans are compiled for each Tenant and reviewed on a six monthly basis or sooner if needed. Where appropriate, after consultation with relevant persons, a referral may be made to the Trust for an additional care package to help maintain the tenant in the scheme.
How to apply for this accommodation
The Housing Executive is responsible for carrying out all assessments to ensure that you are eligible for accommodation in Abbey House.
To apply, applicants can:
- make an application over the telephone or
- fill in a Housing/Transfer Application form.
Make an application over the telephoneYou can call the Housing Executive on 03448 920 900 to make an application.
Get an application form
A Housing/Transfer Application form can be obtained by:
- downloading this Housing/Transfer Application form
- contacting any Northern Ireland Housing Executive office;
- contacting any housing association or
- contacting Apex offices.
Apex contact details:
10 Butcher Street
6 Cromac Place
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
What will happen next?
Your housing association landlord or the Northern Ireland Housing Executive will carry out an assessment and points will be awarded on the basis of your current circumstances and needs.
Having met the eligibility criteria, you will then be placed on the waiting list for accommodation. The manager of Abbey House will then visit you in your home to access your needs.