Iona Houses, supported living – learning disability
Iona Houses: situated on the Derry Road, Strabane offers accommodation, support and care for 12 adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities over 18 years of age. It is owned and managed by Apex Housing Association.
Individual Facilities: The accommodation consists of three, four bed bungalows with shared living, dining, kitchen and bathroom facilities set in its own secure grounds with landscaped gardens and patio areas within easy reach of all local amenities and walking distance of the main shopping area.
Support and Care: Iona Houses provides a safe environment with staff available 24 hours per day supporting tenants to develop skills, take control of their life and get involved in day-to-day decision making. Tenants are involved in the planning of their own support and care service and encouraged to achieve personal goals to become more independent, try new things like education or training, get involved in the local community and take part in activities.
Activities can include:
- Walking Club;
- Cooking Projects;
- Arts and Crafts;
Apex staff work in partnership with Supporting People and the Local Health Trust to ensure we meet the individual support and care needs of each tenant.
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 Iona Houses.
Applicants should complete a Housing/Transfer Application form with their Keyworker/Social Worker and send it to the Housing Executive.
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?
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive will review your application and assess your suitability to be placed on the accommodation list for Iona Houses.
Having met the criteria, Apex will then process your application promptly.
Download a copy of the Housing Selection Scheme Booklet