Ballyhaunis Social Housing

Ballyhaunis Social Housing

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Clare Court

In 2000 a number of local Business People came together to form Ballyhaunis Social Housing Ltd. which is a charitable Company providing much needed safe accommodation for the elderly.

Clare Court is an independent living housing development for the elderly and has 21 houses.  These consist of 14 one bedroomed and 7 two bedroomed terraced bungalows.  It was was co-funded by grant aid from the Dept. of Environment through Mayo County Council and local contributions.  One of the criteria to be eligible for Ballyhaunis Social Housing is that clients must be 65+ and of independent living.

The houses are fitted with features to cater for the needs of the elderly.  These include special non-slip flooring in the kitchen/living area, the hall and bathroom.  The bedroom floors are carpeted for comfort with built in wardrobes.  Some of the bathrooms contain baths but, to facilitate the residents who require it, wet rooms are installed in a number of houses.  These are equipped with a shower, shower seat and special non-slip floors.  The residents benefit from a phone security system and panic button should they need it.

Clare Court is centrally located and is just a 5 minute walk from local Supermarkets, Church and the local Library.  It is also only a short walk to the local bus-stop and train station.  There are also three Medical Centres close by.

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Phase One the 21 houses, was completed in 2005 and the first residents moved into Clare Court in September 2005. Phase two The Communal House was completed in 2008 and officially opened by President McAleese on the 7th October  2008.  Attached to the Communal House is a two bedroomed apartment which provides accommodation for a live-in Warden and a one bedroomed apartment. 

The Aims of Ballyhaunis Social Housing

  •  To provide a secure environment for Senior Citizens.
  • To assist our Irish immigrants to return to their native land.

  • To help alleviate the isolation and loneliness among the elderly.

  • To provide social amenities and promote social occasions for the residents. 

For Further information please contact Ballyhaunis Social Housing Ltd, The Enterprise Centre, Ballyhaunis on 094-9630311

Here are some photos of the produce from Clare Court - September 2014 :-