Sandra’s Story

Sandra’s Story

Sandra, a lady in her 70s, approached Housing Options Scotland as she had fallen into financial difficulties – including mortgage arrears – after her husband had sadly passed away. Sandra was struggling with debt and her home was at risk of being repossessed....
“Andrew’s” Story

“Andrew’s” Story

This client’s name has been changed to protect their privacy. Andrew approached Housing Options Scotland for support earlier this year. Andrew was suffering from mental health issues following a traumatic accident he was involved in. He felt his parents were...
Alan’s Story: Homelessness to Veteran’s Housing

Alan’s Story: Homelessness to Veteran’s Housing

Alan became homeless after a relationship breakdown which came on the back of what he describes as “quite a traumatic 2-3 years” trying to get a mental health diagnosis. While he is grateful to finally have a diagnosis for autism and multiple personality disorder –...
Senga’s Story: HomeSwapper and Adaptations

Senga’s Story: HomeSwapper and Adaptations

When an operation left her 12-year-old son unable to walk, Senga knew they could not stay at their old, now inaccessible house. “It turned out he had Medulloblastomas cancer – five tumours, so on the 17th, March we got an operation that left him with posterior fossa...
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...