HOS by the sea, first stop Ayr Town Hall on the 4th July!

Its less than a week to go until the start of Housing Options Scotland summer tour and we will be starting by the sea in Ayr!

 

hosbythesea1On the 4th of July we will be at Ayr Town Hall between 10am and 3pm, we will be hosting an event where disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them can come along and learn all about their housing options.

There will be presentations repeated throughout the day on private renting, social renting, home ownership and adaptations. Our staff will also be on hand all day for you to speak to over a cup of tea or coffee and a nice piece of cake.

But wait, there is more! We will also be joined by eight other local and national organisations who will have stalls at this event and their staff will be on hand to give you information about who they are and how they can help you, they include:

South Ayrshire Carers Centre: https://www.unity-enterprise.com

South Ayrshire Council – Tenant Participation

SeaScape: http://www.seascapeayr.co.uk

Blackwood: https://www.blackwoodgroup.org.uk

Ayr Housing Aid Centre: http://ayrhousingaidcentre.com

Home Energy Scotland: http://homeenergyscotland.org

Bield Housing & Care: http://www.bield.co.uk

Alzhimers Scotland – South Ayrshire: http://www.alzscot.org

So if you are a disabled person, an older person, a disabled veteran or support someone who is, come along to our drop in event, its free! You will have the opportunity to learn all about the housing options that are open to you and speak to all of the organisations who will be there are well.

For further information please contact Fraser Gilmore on 07740265181 or email fraser@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk

 

HOS on Wheels 2017

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Don’t miss your bus!

With only 2 weeks to go until HOS on Wheels 2017 gets underway, here’s a reminder of our first tour dates and venues.  We’ll be at each location 10am-3pm sharing lots of useful information about housing options.

 

If you’d like to contact us beforehand to let us know you’re coming please call Fraser on 07740 265 181 or email Fraser@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

4th July – Ayr Town Hall

11th July – Arbroath Community Centre

18th July – North Berwick, St Andrews Blackadder Church

25th July – Oban, Corran Halls

Our Annual Performance Review 2016-2017

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Our Annual Performance Review for 2016-2017 is now available to view here: Annual Performance Review 16-17

 

Another busy year has passed!  The team have worked with 581 clients including 375 new clients.

 

Demand for our service continues to grow and our performance review analyses some trends in more detail as well as discussing our events, activities and partnership working over the past year.

 

You can also find 2 new clients stories from Anne and James, please have a read!

Celebrating our Volunteers – Volunteers Week 2017

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This week we’ve been celebrating the contribution of our volunteers at Housing Options Scotland as part of Volunteers Week 2017.  We couldn’t do what we do without them!

 

As well as our HOSmate, peer supporters, in our photo here, we are lucky to have volunteers who are board members, help with events and contribute to lots of other tasks.  If you’d like to find out more about the different ways you can volunteer your time with us click here: Volunteer with HOS  We’d love to have you on board!

Love it or List it

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A new production of Love It or List It is soon starting on Channel 4 with Kirstie and Phil.  Do you want to take part?

 

The show is looking for families and couples. The series focuses on people struggling to decide whether to renovate OR sell their home and Kirstie and Phil use their expertise to help find creative and practical solutions to your property problems.

The show would love to speak to people with disabilities or long term conditions who may be interested in taking part or who would like to find out more about the show.

To find out more you can –

Email: homes@raisetheroofproductions.com or call 0141 247 5880 and ask for the homes team.

To apply you must own your own home.

 

Wheel Air Launch Party – This Saturday

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We’re delighted to have partnered with StaelsDesign ahead of their launch of the WheelAir.  The launch is this Saturday, 3rd June, 2-5 pm at Glasgow University.

As well as some nibbles, music and refreshments there will be a 40% discount on the WheelAir during the launch event.  What is the WheelAir?!  Check out this video over on YouTube: WheelAir

You can RSVP via Eventbrite here: WheelAir on Eventbrite

 

HOS on Wheels 2017 – First dates & venues released!

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Following the success of our Summer tour in 2016, we’ve been busy planning for HOS on Wheels 2017!

This year we’re getting underway in our ‘By the Sea’ locations in July with first dates and venues just released:

 

4th July – Ayr Town Hall

11th July – Arbroath Community Centre

18th July – North Berwick, St Andrews Blackadder Church

25th July – Oban, Corran Halls

 

Join us for a cuppa and chat with one of our team and get some housing information, advice and support.

More dates coming soon for our ‘In the Hills, ‘On the Islands’ and ‘Civvy Street’ HOS on Wheels tour.

 

Shared Housing For Older People

If you are over the age of 55 and would benefit from companionship when you want it and privacy when you don’t along with all meals provided, why not take a look at the Abbeyfield Society Scotland.
They have properties throughout Scotland and offer the opportunity to stay for a trial period.
 A list of locations and contact details can be found here.