There is an application Form available through this website or alternatively you can contact us at our head office in Ballyroan, Co Laois.
The Sue Ryder Foundation receives the majority of its capital funding from the Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. As such it is required to meet 75% criteria of allocations to those eligible for social housing. Many people are entitled to social housing and are not aware of these entitlements. An application form for social housing is available from your local authority.
In addition to the 25% discretionary allocation the Foundation can also allocate units to elderly Irish emigrants who wish to return to Ireland. As long as they don't own their own home they are eligible to be accommodated.
Yes, whist the bungalows and apartments are almost fully furnished there is space for the residents to bring their own personal affects with them
The Foundation offers every tenant a tenancy agreement. This agreement set out the responsibilities of the landlord (the Sue Ryder Foundation) and the tenant. It is a clear contract setting out the standards that need to be met on both parts. The tenancy is a rolling periodic one that has no end date, so tenants are secure in their accommodation.
The Foundation wants to keep all its residents for as long as possible. The current average age of Sue Ryder tenants is 82½. However much we would like to retain tenants if their needs surpass the ability of the Foundation to meet them, in agreement with the GP.
The Foundation sets a minimum weekly rent for all tenants and operates a sliding scale of charges for those who do not qualify for the local authority waiting list. Those charges can be discussed with the Foundation and will be treated confidentially. The charges are in line with DoEHLG recommendations and are similar to the Dublin and Cork City Council schemes.