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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive / Supporting People Initiative provide accommodation and a support service to individuals with a learning disability living in their own home.  The main accommodation is based at 1 – 3 Randall Heights, Newry Street, Kilkeel.

Shanlieve provides long term 24 hour domiciliary Care/Support and housing support to up to 9 individuals with a learning disability in the Kilkeel area.  The Care/Support and housing support is offered & tailored to meet the needs of each individual.  A care / support plan is developed in partnership with the individual or their representative to identify the areas of care / support which is required to maintain their tenancy and this will be reviewed on an annual basis through the annual review or more frequently, if required through a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting.  Documentation will identify an individual’s income and expenditure in relation to their tenancy

3 individuals have accommodation within Shanlieve in single rooms, sharing communal areas e.g. bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living rooms and share their house with support staff, who have an office and a bedroom in Shanlieve.  Up to a further 4 individuals live in their own accommodation near to Shanlieve and all have access to a Support service, if required.

Staffing resources are used to ensure a high quality of support is maintained which affords continuity and accountability for all work practices. The level of support can range from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to meet the individualised assessed need of each person.




1-3 Randal Heights, Kilkeel, BT34 4XU

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  • Description of services/opportunities provided

    Range of services provided are;

    • Assistance with personal care as per the individual’s assessed need.
    • Support to maintain and enhance an individual’s life skills through setting agreed and realistic goals
    • Support with domestic tasks and food preparation/cooking
    • Assistance with managing money and dealing with correspondence
    • Assistance with medication
    • Support to maintain tenancy re; completing forms / liaising with DHSS/ Housing executive/ housing landlord and Trust
    • Advising individuals about safety and security in the community and their own home
    • Support with community integration and accessing local services
    • Support with neighbour disputes
    • Support to attend appointments


    Our key objectives are designed to: –

    • Engage in regular community experiences by being supported to use local resources.
    • Experience maximum choice and participation in their support arrangements by being involved in developing their support plans.
    • Receive individually tailored support programmes to enable individuals to achieve maximum control of all aspects of their lives by assessing and planning their support needs with relevant others.
    • Promotion of a person centred approach.
    • Regular consultation with tenants on the everyday service.
    • Enjoy a greater circle of informal support in their lives. This is achieved with greater participation in the community.
    • Maintain and promote individuals’ independence in all areas of their lives, in accordance with their assess needs.
  • Routes to access the service

    Following an assessment of need, where alternative accommodation is required the case manager in consultation with the service-user, their carers and the multi-disciplinary team present their case to the  Accommodation Panel. The aim is to ensure that the service-user’s needs are prioritised. When an appropriate vacancy within a supported living scheme becomes available and is offered to the service-user the case manager will support in their move to their new home.


  • Referral criteria

    The service-users’ needs to have a confirmed learning disability and be an open case to the Community Learning Disability Team, Southern Health & Social Care Trust;

    Based on the service-user’s assessment of need, there is evidence of care/support needs, and their needs can be met within a supported living scheme;

    Our supported living scheme cater for a wide range of care/support needs so it is important that the appropriate scheme is identified to meet the individual needs of the service-user;

    The service-user must be actively involved in the process and be happy with their new accommodation;

    The service-user must be eligible for housing benefit of if not agree to pay full-costs;

    The service-user/appointee must agree to pay the costs associated with a tenant living in the scheme.

  • Leaflets

    Shanlieve Information Leaflet

  • Makaton signing/easy read

    We are a Makaton friendly scheme are champions in the 5 good communication standards.

  • Advocacy services & contacts

    Independent Advocacy are regularly involved with Tenant’s.

    Sinéad Campbell

    Advocacy Team Leader

    Disability Action