A £4.2 million sheltered housing development at Shore Road in Greenisland is getting ready to welcome its first residents next month.
The long-awaited Greenisland House scheme will provide accommodation for ‘older people with support needs’.
It will feature a total of 32 properties designed for one or two occupants and some for wheelchair users.
Operated by Choice Housing, the facility will be ready for occupation from Monday, May 14.
The development is located on the site of the former Greenisland House residential home, which was owned by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
The new facility will provide residents with their own self-contained accommodation, with Health Trust staff on hand to provide support.
Welcoming the news was East Antrim MLA and Ulster Unionist Health spokesperson, Roy Beggs. “I am advised by Choice Housing that the £4.2m dementia-friendly supportive living accommodation at Greenisland House, provided in conjunction with the NHSCT and Triangle, will be ready for occupation on May 14,” he said.
“Fifteen tenants are waiting to take up occupancy with a further six households to be made an offer of accommodation.
“I had pressed for investment in supported living at the Greenisland House site when the residential care home at the same location first closed its doors a number of years ago.
“This announcement is a welcome investment in supported living at Greenisland House within East Antrim.
“I am pleased that the work has completed and all services are now finalised, following unexpected delays and after years of lobbying.”
Commenting on the news, a spokesperson from Choice Housing added: “We are happy to accept referrals for any suitable, elderly households who are interested in rehousing at Greenisland House.
“In particular, we have a number of available apartments which would suit frail, elderly, single applicants.”
Anyone who is interested in applying for any of Choice Housing’s properties, or for further information, can contact Choice Services Centre by calling 0300 111 2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org