G’s story

G’s story

This client, G, requested to remain anonymous for the case study. Following release from prison in July 2020, G, a retired veteran, had hopes of a new start and his own place to call home but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a homeless hostel became home for an...
Louise and David’s Story – Registering as homeless

Louise and David’s Story – Registering as homeless

After years of living in caravans while travelling around Europe, Louise and David* (*names changed) faced homelessness after losing their jobs at a holiday park. Housing Options Scotland broker Karen helped the couple find a home to settle down in by advising them to...
Alex’s story

Alex’s story

Joan contacted Housing Options Scotland for help to support her son Alex to live independently. After 15 months of exploring different housing options, Alex is now settled in a new home which the family purchased in September 2020. Alex was 16 and keen to live...
Michiel and Rose’s story: First Home Fund

Michiel and Rose’s story: First Home Fund

Summary: Rose and Michiel got in touch with Housing Options Scotland to support their family’s search for a more accessible home. With the help of the Scottish Government’s First Home Fund they were able buy a fully adapted property just outside of Inveraray on Loch...
Hugh’s Story: Sheltered Housing

Hugh’s Story: Sheltered Housing

Hugh’s Story: Sheltered Housing Hugh used to rent a single person home from Perth and Kinross council, but when his long-term illness made living in a place without adaptations unsafe, it was clear he had to find more suitable housing. Additionally, if the...