Housing Options Scotland event in Dundee

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Housing Options Scotland’s staff will be traveling around the country giving housing information, advice and support to disabled and older people at venues across Scotland.

If you need some advice about your housing or support someone who does, come to Dundee and get free advice.

 

Date of the event:       24thMay 2019

Time:                             11am to 3pm

Venue:                            Nationwide Building Society (59 Reform Street, Dundee, DD1 1TF)

 

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Replacement care home for the Gables approved

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The existing Gables home

 

Our Policy and Resources Committee approved a two-year project for the replacement of The Gables care home in Forfar which provides services to adults with learning disabilities. The old care home is considered as outdated and not suitable for the needs of residents and will be replaced with new properties which will provide more personalized models of housing support to meet the needs of its residents and families. Caledonia Housing Association was appointed as the preferred Registered Social Landlord for the project.

The proposed project will provide:

  • 11 one-bedroom flats
  • 1 two-bedroom house
  • Communal lounge
  • Staff accommodation.

Additionally, 6 new affordable homes will be built on the existing site.

For more information see our news website.

 

Supported housing available to let now

If you are looking for supported accommodation (also known as very sheltered or extra care housing) and are over 50 or over 60 years old, we have some properties on our Houses for immediate let website on angus.gov just now.

Supported housing helps people to retain their independence in their own tenancies, and offers the reassurance of 24 hour assistance from onsite staff when required. If you’re interested in this kind of accommodation, we’ll do an assessment of your needs to make sure it is right for you and you qualify for it.

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Here are some photographs of the available schemes

St Drostan’s Court,Brechin St Drosdans grid

 Provost Johnson Road, Montrose

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To apply or to find other housing available to let, go to our

Houses for immediate let website

New Housing Guide for People with Sight Loss

The guide, launched by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), provides information and advice for visually impaired people who are looking for a new home, seeking to live independently for the first time or experiencing problems in their current accommodation. It was co-produced with people with sight loss and shares personal experiences of visually impaired people who have different life circumstances, provides useful suggestions and signposts to over 100 sources for further advice.

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The guide can be found on the Thomas Pocklington trust website. 

You can follow or contact the Trust on Twitter by using @TPTgeneral and #TPTResearch.