Stories

Over the years, we have helped many people in difficult housing situations. Read more about our person-centred approach in the stories below.

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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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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Joseph’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity Scheme

Joseph’s Story: Open Market Shared Equity Scheme

When a work related accident left demolition constructor Joseph without the use of his legs, he had to make massive lifestyle changes. A first priority was to sort out his housing. With three children, Joseph’s second floor flat in Glasgow was already bursting at the...

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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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