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.

Cameron’s New Home: Buying to let to a relative

Cameron’s New Home: Buying to let to a relative

Katie Cunningham recently interviewed the mother of one Housing Options Scotland latest “success stories” Francine from East Ayrshire. Francine’s 24 year old son Cameron has recently moved to “The Right House, in the Right Place” with help from Housing Options...

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Chris’s Story 7 Years Later.

Chris’s Story 7 Years Later.

Just over seven years ago Chris Fisher couldn’t imagine the amazing quality of life he now experiences. Chris went from being housebound for 12 years, to moving in to a house with level access throughout and the ability to go outdoors without much effort. “It has...

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Chris’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity

Chris’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity

My previous property was on two floors, the bathroom was located upstairs, denying  access to normal bathing facilities. I was restricted to spending all of my time bedbound in the lounge.  Space was very restricted and this was compounded by the need for essential...

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Danny’s Story: Older person – Private renting

Danny’s Story: Older person – Private renting

Danny had been living in a two-floor property in Wales for twelve years, with his bedroom and bathroom on the top floor, and his kitchen and living room on the bottom. After having gone through several operations on his left foot, he had increasing mobility issues...

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Extending the options – Rosemary and Iain’s story:

Extending the options – Rosemary and Iain’s story:

Housing Options Scotland are more usually involved in the process of helping clients who are on the hunt for a house, so it was unusual this week to find us meeting up with an elderly couple who are selling a magnificent country home in Dumfries. Our research...

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Gina’s Story: Veteran – Homelessness to private renting

Gina’s Story: Veteran – 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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Graeme’s Story revisited: Open Market Shared Equity

Graeme’s Story revisited: Open Market Shared Equity

Graeme explored his housing options with us 10 years ago.  He moved into a shared equity home using the LIFT Open Market Shared Equity Scheme.   We chatted to Christine, Graeme’s mum, to find out how things are going for Graeme now.  10 years on. Christine, we’d love...

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