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Rented housing


We own and manage more than 4,000 properties for tenants across Scotland.  We offer a choice of amenity, sheltered, very sheltered, housing with care and general needs housing.

 

The properties and services available differ from development to development, so for full details - including rent and service charges - see our Property Finder for more information.

 

 

Sheltered housing


Sheltered housing is designed and built to provide housing and services suitable to meet the needs of people aged 60+.

 

A daytime Sheltered Housing Manager is responsible for the overall management of the development and helps to ensure residents live as independently as they desire. Personal care is not provided but is offered by he local council's social work staff and private care agencies.

 

There is controlled entry access and fire alarm systems. Other facilities usually include a communal lounge, laundry for residents' use and guest suites for visiting friends and relatives.

 

Properties on our sheltered housing developments are linked to a 24-hour emergency call centre through a pull-cord in each room of a property, or through a personal pendant worn by the tenant. An assessment determines which is more suitable.

 

 

Amenity housing


Amenity housing aims to provide housing and services suitable for more active people aged 60+, although younger applicants can sometimes be considered if they can demonstrate a need for this type of housing.

 

It is similar to sheltered housing but without a Sheltered Housing Manager service or communal facilities.

 

The properties are self-contained flats, houses or cottages. Most have one bedroom but on some developments two bedroom properties are available. Developments consisting of flats have a secure door entry system.

 

One some amenity developments, residents are linked to a 24-hour emergency call centre through a pull-cord in each room of a property, or through a personal pendant worn by a resident. An assessment determines which is more suitable.

 

 

Very sheltered housing


Very sheltered housing provides housing and services to meet the needs of frailer older people aged 60 + who are still able to live in their own home with appropriate support.

 

It has all the features of sheltered housing and in addition there is a meals service providing two meals a day in a communal dining room.

 

A Very Sheltered Housing Manager is responsible for the overall management of the development and Support Workers assist residents to live independently. Support Workers are on-site from 8am to 10pm, and some developments feature a 24-hour service.

 

Personal care to residents is not provided but can be provided by the local council's social work staff or private agencies.

 

Residents in very sheltered developments are linked to a 24-hour emergency call centre through a pull-cord system when staff are off-duty.

 

Some Very Sheltered Developemnts are also suitable for people suffering with dementia, and some also feature a day care centre, often run in partnership with the local authority,  for use by the community as well as Hanover residents. 

 

Housing with Care


Housing with Care is often delivered in partnership with local authorities.  The housing itself is similar to Very Sheltered Housing, as explained above.  But it also offers a care delivery service by Hanover staff.

 

This creates continuity and familiarity for those receiving the service and is also highly flexible, with an adaptable package that changes to suit the user's changing needs.

 

One of Hanover's Housing with Care facilities, at Colinshiel Court in Armadale, is a very popular community resource with a coffee shop and other onsite facilities open to the general public.

 

To find out more about Housing with Care, watch this film featuring our residents and staff in Dalry.

 

 

General needs housing


General needs housing has been built or renovated for single people, couples or families and varies in design and size, depending on the location. Anyone aged 16 or over can apply to be included on the waiting list.  We offer a very small amount of general needs housing.