The Housing Group

MedalIn Scotland, additional housing and accommodation for Veterans and their dependants is also provided by a number of independent charitable organisations. Some of these organisations are members of Veterans Scotland and they work to provide the best possible service to Veterans and their dependants. 

Properties range from hostel accommodation for single people to fully adapted houses for disabled Veterans' and their families.

Each of the participating charities qualifying criteria differ and these can range from being registered disabled at one end of the scale, to less stringent criteria at the other.

Further information on each of the charities is available on their own websites.

Deciding where to live is one of the most important choices you and your family will need to make on leaving the armed forces. It is never too early to think about where you will set up home. Whether you are due to leave in a year, a couple of months or have already left, there is support out there to help you. This leaflet sets out your housing options in Scotland and answers some of the questions you might have. It also gives you information about where you can go for further advice and support.

An updated copy of the Scottish Governments "A Scottish housing guide for people leaving the Armed Forces & ex-Service personnel" has now been published.  A PDF copy of the guide is available here.

 

Erskine

Erskine have a range of accommodation options available to Veterans from five Assisted Living flats and 44 cottages to four care home facilities. New to the portfolio is the Erskine Transitional Supported Accommodation (David Boyle Court), which supports Service leavers and Veterans whose life or transition plans had been disrupted. 

We are offering accommodation in the David Boyle Court and wraparound support, so that Veterans have a mutual support base in which to reflect, reorientate and retrain before relocating to the region and employment of their choice – giving back to their community in the way we know they can. 

This supported accommodation aims to provide a transition into long term housing and employment for service-leavers transferring from the military to civvy street, Veterans who have encountered difficulties shortly after leaving the military and Veterans who may be going through another transitional period of their post service life.

For transitioning Veterans living in the David Boyle Court, who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, Erskine offers social, recreation and training facilities at the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre (ERMAC).  They will also be offered a bespoke personal employability package tailored to suit their needs to help them move onto full-time employment and long-term suitable accommodation.

David Boyle Court is within a Veterans Village setting supporting Veterans of all ages.

Find out more here

 

Haig Housing Trust (Scotland) 

Haig housing Trust has over 1,300 properties situated on small well managed estates throughout the United Kingdom.  

Properties range from a mix of family-sized houses, maisonettes.   75 of these houses are held within Scotland, 65 in Edinburgh and 10 in Glasgow.  The properties are for rental only.

 

 

Royal Airforce Association

Dowding House is situated in the beautiful town of Moffat in Scotland. Dowding House boasts 26 flats in total with a great mixture of people living there. Any ex-RAF men or women, their widows and widowers who have reached normal retirement age may apply irrespective of whether they are Members of RAFA. Tenants must be able to live an independent life albeit within a secure environment.

 

 

Scottish Veterans Residences

SVR provides unique and unrivalled residential accommodation for our ex-Service men and women of all ages. Each year we help some 300 ex-Service men and women and their spouses.

 

Veterans Housing Scotland

Veterans Housing Scotland has over 100 years’ experience in providing homes for disabled Veterans and are extremely proud of their history and of the service they have provided to those who have served their country yet are equally excited about their future and how as a charity they will continue to work with and support members of the Veterans Housing Scotland family. The Charity’s vision is to offer the Veterans Housing Scotland family much more than just a home but also, through coordination and cooperation with specialist partners, ensure that those veterans and their families who are in need of support get that support when and where it is required – as demonstrated in their strapline ‘building lives; building communities’. 

Email:  admin@vhscot.org.uk

Phone:  0131 557 1188             Address: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF

 

 

 

 

Veterans Scotland Groups

If you are looking for information, advice or guidance on any of the pillars, click on the relevant link below:

Housing Options Scotland – Helping Disabled People, Veterans & Older People To Find the Right House, in the Right Place.

Further information is available here

 

Veterans Housing Scotland

Veterans Housing Scotland has over 100 years’ experience in providing homes for disabled Veterans and are extremely proud of their history and of the service they have provided to those who have served their country yet are equally excited about their future and how as a charity they will continue to work with and support members of the Veterans Housing Scotland family. The Charity’s vision is to offer the Veterans Housing Scotland family much more than just a home but also, through coordination and cooperation with specialist partners, ensure that those veterans and their families who are in need of support get that support when and where it is required – as demonstrated in their strapline ‘building lives; building communities’. 

Email:  admin@vhscot.org.uk

Phone:  0131 557 1188            

Address: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF

 

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