Who We Are

We have been helping disabled people, older people and members of the Armed Forces community to find the right home in the right place since 1997. We have supported thousands of people, in all 32 local authorities of Scotland, in all types of housing to find the right home in the right place.

Our service is unique. We give information, advice and support on renting, buying and adapting homes to people with disabilities, people who are 55 or older and people who have served in our Armed Forces. If you or someone you know could use our help Click here.

We provide expert information, advice and training on housing and disability issues to public, private and voluntary organisations. To find out more, Click here to contact us.

We raise awareness of the housing problems our clients experience (Click here to read their stories) and highlight solutions. We are involved in research. We develop innovative projects and partnerships to meet the needs of our clients.

We have a dedicated and growing team of volunteers, who use their experience of finding the right home in the right place to help others. Click here to find out more about volunteering with us.

Our enthusiastic board of directors come from many different backgrounds, including former clients. The board sets our strategy and monitors how well we meet the needs of our clients.

Our devoted staff team, supported by a team of expert associates, work one on one with hundreds of individuals and families every year, helping them find suitable homes.

Our Team

Moira Bayne


Olivia Lindsay

Head of casework services

Susan Mendelovitch

Housing options broker

Jil Dyson

Housing options broker

Karen Campbell

Military Matters housing options broker

Ben Parker

Volunteer & Engagement Manager

Pedro Cameron

Customer communications manager

Julia Bandel

Volunteer & Engagement Assistant

Gina Wilson

Customer Communications Manager

Heather Alder

HOS Helps Development Worker

Eve Young

Housing Options Broker

Our Board

Margaret Follon


Tim Pogson

Vice Chair

Ryan Macdonald

Board Member

Ryan Macdonald

Board Member

Tim Pogson

Vice Chair

John Evans

Board Member

Bill Gray

Board Member

Alisdair Clements

Board Member

Gordon Macdonald

Board Member

Maj Laura Cox

Board Member

Sheenagh Simpson

Board Member

Lindsay Roches

Board Member

Pauline McHugh

Board Member

Dan Blake

Board Member

Christine Jackson

Board Member

Ann Marie Penman

Board Member

Our Associates

Karen McMillan

Finance Associate

Fiona Campbell

Benefits Associate

Tony Caruthers

Military Matters Associate

Paul Parsons

Communications Associate

Charlie Pears-Wallace

Press & PR Associate

Hannah Burns

Occupational Therapist Associate

Our Supporters

Housing Options Scotland could not provide its service without help. This page is dedicated to those people and organisations who have supported our work. Thank you all.