Contact UsVeterans Scotland
New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Tel: 0131 550 1569
Fax: 0131 557 5819
Changes in housing and data protection laws will affect the current Veterans Scotland housing waiting list. From 1st December, 2017, if you wish to be considered for veterans housing with a military housing charity in Scotland, you will need to contact the following providers of military charity housing.
Erskine have a range of accommodation options available to Veterans from five Assisted Living flats and 44 cottages to four care home facilities. New to the portfolio is the Erskine Transitional Supported Accommodation (David Boyle Court), which supports Service leavers and Veterans whose life or transition plans had been disrupted.
We are offering accommodation in the David Boyle Court and wraparound support, so that Veterans have a mutual support base in which to reflect, reorientate and retrain before relocating to the region and employment of their choice – giving back to their community in the way we know they can.
This supported accommodation aims to provide a transition into long term housing and employment for service-leavers transferring from the military to civvy street, Veterans who have encountered difficulties shortly after leaving the military and Veterans who may be going through another transitional period of their post service life.
For transitioning Veterans living in the David Boyle Court, who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, Erskine offers social, recreation and training facilities at the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre (ERMAC). They will also be offered a bespoke personal employability package tailored to suit their needs to help them move onto full-time employment and long-term suitable accommodation.
David Boyle Court is within a Veterans Village setting supporting Veterans of all ages.
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Haig Housing Trust has over 1,500 properties located on small, well-managed estates across the UK. They have a mix of family-sized and smaller houses, flats and maisonettes and properties are rented to eligible Veterans who are in housing need. There are estates in Glasgow with 26 homes and in Edinburgh with 65 houses.
Dowding House is situated in the beautiful town of Moffat in Scotland. Dowding House boasts 26 flats in total with a great mixture of people living there. Any ex-RAF men or women, their widows and widowers who have reached normal retirement age may apply irrespective of whether they are Members of RAFA. Tenants must be able to live an independent life albeit within a secure environment.
SVR is Scotland’s oldest military charity, established in 1910, and provides accommodation and support to ex-servicemen and women of all ages, who are homeless, isolated or in need. We provide high quality accommodation and support to veterans at our residences in Edinburgh (Whitefoord House: 86 rooms), Dundee (Rosendael: 44 rooms) and Glasgow (Bellrock Close: 30 one-bedroom flats). Each residence is a Registered Housing Support Service regulated by the Care Inspectorate.
Our services are available to anyone who has served in HM Forces, Reserve Forces or Merchant Marine, regardless of age or length of service. For further information, please call us on 0131 556 6827 or use our online enquiry form: https://www.svronline.org/housing-enquiry/
Veterans Housing Scotland has over 100 years’ experience in providing homes for disabled Veterans and are extremely proud of their history and of the service they have provided to those who have served their country yet are equally excited about their future and how as a charity they will continue to work with and support members of the Veterans Housing Scotland family. The Charity’s vision is to offer the Veterans Housing Scotland family much more than just a home but also, through coordination and cooperation with specialist partners, ensure that those veterans and their families who are in need of support get that support when and where it is required – as demonstrated in their strapline ‘building lives; building communities’.
Phone: 0131 557 1188 Address: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF
Housing Options Scotland - Military Matters
Military Matters is a specialist project within Housing Options Scotland providing an independent housing advice service to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. We offer clients a tailored individual service to review and consider their housing options whether they are already resident in Scotland or are considering living in Scotland in the future.
Finding the right home in the right place can be a confusing and stressful experience at any time. It can seem harder when you’re planning to leave the armed forces and facing the uncertainty of transition to civilian life. Having talked to recent service leavers and their families, Housing Options Scotland have pulled together this information for those who may be thinking of leaving the Armed Forces. We also believe it has relevance to serving personnel and their families too, whatever the stage of your career. If you are thinking of either buying or renting your first home or if you are confused by the number of incentive schemes to help get on the housing ladder, the booklet contains a lot of useful information.