Housing if you have special requirements
Sometimes having a home of your own is not enough. If you think that you need help or adaptations so that you can stay in your home, or you're considering moving to a home where you can receive help or that is more suitable for your needs, this section will help you look at your options.
Community care assessment will identify any help and support you need to make your life easier and keep you living in your home.
Housing support is help that is provided to someone to manage on a day to day basis whilst they are living in their own home.
If you are finding it difficult to manage at home, it is possible to get your home adapted so that it is suitable, so that you can stay in your home.
Sheltered housing gives older people the independence of their own flat with security of an alarm system and warden. Find out more about sheltered housing.
Residential or nursing homes are also known as care homes. This page provides a brief guide if you are considering your care options.
Hostels and foyers (young people accommodation) can offer support to people in need, find out more about help and support here.
Last updated: 29 December 2014
Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.
This content applies to Scotland only.