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Work to progress on £2.2 million facility this year


Curly Hil Strabane - Stabane Chronicle

The £2.2million supported living facility at Strabane’s Curly Hill will proceed this year, after suffering delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially announced in 2018, plans for the new facility include “high quality homes to help tackle the challenges people with a learning disability face in finding a home.”  The new development will be based at what is known as the “Gentleman’s Residence” on the Curly Hill.  It will be a co-development between Mencap, Golden Lane Housing and the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

Mencap’s vision is that the Curly Hill facility will offer a mix of attractive, spacious, and accessible housing and short break accommodation that will make the most of its garden and woodland surroundings.

Barry McMenamin, Regional Operations Manager for Mencap NI explained “the development will provide much needed care, support, short breaks and respite for people with a learning disability and their families.”


Strabane Chronicle – 21/03/2021