Housing for older people
Older people may need to move to accommodation that is more appropriate for them (for instance due to declining health). This section outlines the types of housing that may be specifically suitable for older people, including rented accommodation, owner-occupation, sheltered housing for sale and for rent, and residential care.
It looks at options for older people who wish to remain in their present accommodation, including how to get support at home, how adaptations to the home may be carried out, and how income may be raised from the home. It also contains information on how to access and pay for different types of accommodation, and outlines the legislation relating to older people and homelessness.
Older people may be able to get a grant to help pay for the cost of adaptations.
This section looks at equity release schemes that enable older people who own their home to raise income and capital from their home.
This section discusses sheltered housing, which is available to buy and rent.
This section explains what a care home is, and looks at regulation.
Last updated: 29 December 2014
- Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002
- Health and Social Care Act 2001
- The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992
- National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990
- Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001
- The Community Care (Additional Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002
- The Community Care (Deferred Payment of Accommodation Costs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002
- Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003