Housing Options Scotland

Professor Isobel Anderson: Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress

The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson from the University of Stirling discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.

Published 22 August 2019

Lack of suitable housing has detrimental impact on mental health of disabled home-seekers, report finds

Disabled home-seekers are experiencing significant emotional distress due to a lack of suitable housing, according to leading housing experts.

Published 21 August 2019

Housing Options Scotland launches volunteering programme for professionals

Are you a professional working in the third sector? Looking to volunteer? Housing Options Scotland needs you!

Published 9 July 2019

Funding provides boost for volunteers at Housing Options Scotland

Housing Options Scotland has announced the appointment of a new role within the organisation thanks to funding from the Bank of Scotland Foundation.

Published 21 May 2019

Housing Options Scotland to take advice service on the road

Housing Options Scotland is to tour the country to give information, advice and support to older and disabled people about their housing options.

Published 14 March 2019

Charities join forces to inform older veterans of housing options

Two of Scotland’s leading charities Age Scotland and Housing Options Scotland have teamed up to launch housing advice guide for veterans in Scotland.

Published 8 February 2019

In Memoriam – Dr Christine Robinson

Housing Options Scotland has announced the passing of its former colleague and friend Dr Christine Robinson.

Published 6 February 2019

Housing Options Scotland achieves funding success with Nationwide

Housing Options Scotland is celebrating a successful bid for funding from Nationwide Building Society to help older people in Scotland to live independently for longer.

Published 12 September 2018

Housing Options Scotland expands team after funding boost

Housing advice charity Housing Options Scotland has hired a new housing options broker following a £50,000 funding boost from Nationwide Building Society.

Published 10 September 2018

How 2 find the right home in the right place – Housing Options Scotland tour starts in one week

Starting in just one week, Housing Options Scotland will be holding free drop in events all over the country to give housing information, advice and support to disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them, and there might be an event coming to a town near you.

Published 10 July 2018

Housing Options Scotland hosts special afternoon tea with Nancy Birtwhistle

Nancy Birtwhistle, the winner of the Great British Bake Off 2014, has regaled 50 lucky cake lovers to join her at a fundraising event held by Housing Options Scotland (HOS) at Cromlix Hotel on 29th May 2018.

Published 30 May 2018

Housing Options Scotland to host GBBO winner for afternoon tea

Housing Options Scotland will host Nancy Birtwhistle, winner of season five of the BBC's Great British Bake Off, at a luxurious afternoon tea in May.

Published 23 February 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018