Types of Properties
Sheltered housing properties allow older people to retain a high degree of independence within their home.
You can make an application for sheltered housing if:
• You are over 60 or you have a current medical, social, safety or particular housing need that could be met by sheltered housing or if sheltered housing would benefit you in the future
If you live alone or as part of a couple, you are eligible to make an application. In the case of couples, only one applicant needs to meet the criteria above.
Our sheltered housing developments can be found in Annan, Lockerbie, Gretna, Moffat, Locharbriggs, Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer.
These include houses purposely built for disabled people as well as homes that have been significantly adapted.
If you require a specifically adapted property because you have a particular health need or a disability, we will work with Occupational Therapists to make sure that a full needs assessment is undertaken. When allocating adapted housing, the applicant’s suitability will be the determining factor so it is important that we fully understand the type of property you need.
Other property types
These include houses, flats, bedsits, maisonettes and bungalows.
Flats – a flat is a property spread across one level forming part of a larger multi storey building; flats share a communal main entrance and amenity space. Some flats are split level as such are described as maisonettes and contain an internal private staircase between levels.
4 in a block flat – a building with contains four properties, two upper and two lower homes, each with their own external door. They usually have a shared roof with no external division between the properties.
Bedsit – a property with a bathroom and one living space which is also used for sleeping, and contains cooking facilities.
Bungalow – a one storey property where all rooms are located at ground level.
House – a self-contained living space typically found over two levels with internal stairs. Each will have its own external door and garden space.