Stories

This page is dedicated to the stories of the people we’ve helped over the years.

Each story is unique and you’ll see our person-centred approach in action.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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 distance to...

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Dorrie’s story

Dorrie’s story

Dorrie’s Story Dorrie is a retired veteran aged 73 years old. She had previously worked as a Communications Centre Operator in the Armed Forces and was living in Leicestershire when she approached Housing Options Scotland for help. Born in Scotland, she wanted to move...

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Robert’s LIFT story

Robert’s LIFT story

Sue contacted Housing Options Scotland for support and advice when her son, Robert, was to move from Sheffield to Blairgowrie. HOS Broker Susan was able to support the family apply for the LIFT scheme and see Robert purchase his own flat. Sue’s son Robert was living...

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Gina’s Story: Homelessness to Private Renting

Gina’s Story: Homelessness to Private Renting

Following a marriage breakdown, Veteran Gina moved herself and her children home from Cyprus. While she received support from a variety of Veteran’s charities to get back, her resources in Britain were very limited. She accepted the kind offer of a place to stay from...

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