GABLE is a longstanding Shelter NI project funded through Supporting People, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive grants department.
We offer a range of services to older and disabled people living in the private sector to help them maintain their independence and live more safely and securely in their own homes.
GABLE stocks various items of disabled living equipment for sale to the general public and the trade. Items held in stock include:
If you are considering adapting your home we can provide information and advice on Northern Ireland Housing Executive Private Sector Grants, including:
NB. Grants are subject to available funding and NIHE approval
If you proceed to make an application we will provide the following services to you at no cost: -
The Trusted Traders Scheme is available to anyone over the age of 65 who wishes to independently adapt their home and needs help to do so.
This scheme offers the following:-
This scheme is intended to help access good quality, reliable tradespeople and protect against rogue traders.
Any traders wishing to provide services to GABLE service users must meet the following criteria:-
The Helping Hands Service establishes your household needs and provides a ‘First Response’ where you require urgent repairs or maintenance to your home.
This service is available to anyone over 65 living in the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area.
The Helping Hands Service will work with you to discover and remedy any urgent issues around the home that might have the potential to cause you harm in the future.
The Helping Hands Service will carry out the following: -
There will be a charge involved which is subsidised.
Subject to available funding GABLE offer small electrical safety grants through the Electrical Safety First Organisation.
For further details on these and other available services please contact us.
GABLE can no longer provide a wheelchair loan service directly to the public due to changes in British Red Cross service delivery.
For more information on borrowing a wheelchair please visit
GABLE works with lots of other statutory and community/voluntary organisations who offer alternative services in the community, such as:
We can provide you with information about these services and help you to access the services you need.