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.

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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Graeme’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity

Graeme’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity

For the past two years Graeme has been living in “The right House, in the Right Place” –a modern flat near to friends and family in East Dunbartonshire. Throughout his life Graeme has coped with a variety of psychological problems, which became particularly prominent...

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James’ Story: Open Market Shared Equity Scheme

James’ Story: Open Market Shared Equity Scheme

A graduate from art school, James Smith had been living in a private rented flat in Dundee for over 3 years.  To an outsider, the flat might appear to be perfectly suitable for anyone.  However, James suffers from anxiety and the flat was situated on a very busy road...

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Jane’s Story:

Jane’s Story:

Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Brandi. Originally coming from the US, I interned with Housing Options Scotland in summer 2016. During my time here, I have had the opportunity to work on many unique projects for the organisation, and this was definitely...

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Karen’s Story:

Karen’s Story:

Anyone beginning to lose hope of ever moving to the right house in the right area will take heart from Karen’s story. Karen, who has rheumatoid arthritis, moved into her bungalow in north Glasgow in Spring 2013, and her story shows that patience and perseverance pay...

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