Situation: Abbey House: situated in the Little Diamond area of Derry, beside St. Eugene’s Cathedral, offers sheltered accommodation for independent living for tenants over 60 years of age. The scheme caters for both Sheltered and Housing with Care tenants. It is owned and managed by Apex Housing Association.
Individual Facilities: The Sheltered scheme consists of 18 self-contained one & two bedroom flats with a secure door entry system and an emergency call system in each room of the flats. Set in landscaped grounds with seating facilities the scheme is within easy reach of all local amenities and walking distance of the main shopping area.
Support: Support needs are assessed through the support planning process when an individual moves into Abbey House in order to ensure the individual’s needs can be met. Support needs are discussed and agreed with the tenant to promote choice and independence on an ongoing basis.
Staff are available on Scheme Monday to Friday for 15 hours per week, with staff providing cover in case of an emergency outside of these times.
- Additional facilities include:
- Communal lounge with T.V;
- Pool table;
- Hairdressing salon;
- Dining room facilities/luncheon club;
- Guest room for visiting family.
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.