Sheltered schemes recognised for quality of housing support
Two Apex sheltered housing schemes were recently awarded certificates by the Supporting People (SP) Programme in recognition of the quality of housing support provided to tenants.
St Canice’s Close in Eglinton and Mulvey House in Strabane both passed the required standards according to the Programme’s quality assessment process.
Deirdre Walker, Apex’s Director of Supported Living, took time to present the scheme managers with their certificates and congratulated them on the standards maintained.
It was a pleasure to acknowledge and celebrate the high standard of support being provided to tenants in our sheltered housing schemes. The assessment process completed by Supporting People covered the tenant experience from access to exit, including the delivery of person-centred support, our safeguarding processes and the training of staff. Those involved in the assessment should be proud of their achievement.
The Supporting People Programme helps people to live independently in the community. The programme funds over 850 housing support services for to up to 19,000 service users across Northern Ireland. It is administered by the NI Housing Executive on behalf of the Department for Communities.
St Canice’s Close in Eglinton and Mulvey House in Strabane both offer sheltered accommodation and independent living for tenants over 60 years of age.