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.

Adaptations for older people

Older people may be able to get a grant to help pay for the cost of adaptations. 

Raising income/capital from the home

This section looks at equity release schemes that enable older people who own their home to raise income and capital from their home. 

Sheltered housing

This section discusses sheltered housing, which is available to buy and rent. 

Care homes

This section explains what a care home is, and looks at regulation. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014