How Do I Apply?

You and your family are welcome to come and visit and learn about what Glencraig has to offer. If you wish to apply for a placement within Glencraig you need to make contact with your local Health and Social Care Trust, if you are already known to the local Community Learning Disability Team then you need to ask for an assessment for a residential placement. If you are not sure about who to contact, get in touch with us and we can signpost you. 

You and your family will be supported through the process and this will involve conversations and meetings to confirm that Glencraig is the right place for you.

Social Care professionals who are interested in securing a residential placement should contact the relevant Registered Manager of either Childrens or Adults Services. 

Applications for admissions should be made to the Admissions Panel, Camphill Community Glencraig, Office, 4 Seahill Road, Craigavad, Holywood, Co Down. Each application will be reviewed and the admissions panel will not offer a placement until they are satisfied that Glencraig can meet the needs of the individual as detailed within their care plan and/or Statement or Educational Need and Funding has been agreed by the relevant Trust.


How much does it cost?

Costs can vary dependent on the individuals needs and levels of support required. Please contact the relevant Registered Manager for further information.


How will I be supported?

Once a placement has been agreed, a person centred transition plan will be initiated. You will live in a house and you will have your own room. You may live with other people with learning disabilities, no more than 7 people per house. There will be either a family or support team who provide the support you neeed with personal care and daily living. There are volunteer co-workers who may also stay in the house and we employ support workers and other health and social care professionals. You will be encouraged to be as independent as possible and to contribute to home, work and community life.

You will have the opportunity to engage in the work, social, cultural and therapies on offer in Glencraig. Your activities and work will be based on your interests and strengths.

Can my family visit?

Families are welcome to visit at any time. Visits should be planned with the individual responsible for the running of each house. Residents can also visit family at home at weekends or during holiday periods. 

Can I bring my own belongings?

Yes you are encouraged to bring whatever personal belongings you wish.