Older People’s Housing and Support

This group focusses on all aspects of the strategy, planning and delivery of housing for older people.

Jump to resources


This Forum is concerned with all aspects of older people’s housing, from the strategic functions of assessing current and future demand in an area and ensuring that there is appropriate provision, to developing and managing housing that is specifically for older people. This generally involves measures to meet additional needs, whether these be mobility issues, other physical health issues, or mental health concerns of loneliness, isolation and dementia. 


Who is it for

This community of practice is for RSL and LA members and meets quarterly. Members will also have access to a dedicated online discussion forum, guidance documents and other publications. 

Latest News

Scottish Fuel Fund

Funds secured by HACT and Melville are now available for housing associations to access, providing vouchers to support residents with rising fuel costs.

Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2023-2026 deadline 31st March 2023

The Scottish Government has published it's delivery plan for social isolation and loneliness policy "Recovering Our Connections" and a fund for which expressions of interest should be in by 31st March.

Publications and reports

Member Query – Alarm Systems in Amenity Housing

Responses to a member query around alarm systems used within Amenity Housing. 11 responses were received from 10 local authorities and 1 housing association

Keeping the world big: Viewpoint Housing Association

Heather Jeffrie of Viewpoint Housing Association provides an overview of recent projects provided to their tenants and changes introduced as a result of changing practices during the pandemic

Bield Housing and Care’s Rainbow Network

Zhan McIntyre's presentation to the August 2022 meeting of the Older People's Housing Forum about their Rainbow Network which seeks to support their LGBT+ customers.

Past Events

Older People’s Housing & Support Community of Practice

Join the Older Peoples Housing & Support Group to consider the switch from analogue to digital with Sharon Hannah (Project Manager - Digital Health & Care). 7th June 2p.m.
7th Jun 2023
Microsoft Teams

Older Peoples Housing Community of Practice

Join us to hear about Viewpoint HAs recent work with SimplyCare and Tap into IT. Also there is the opportunity to hear from and feed into the Scottish Government's review of Housing for Varying Needs.
15th Mar 2023

Become a member

Already a member? Log in

Are you interested in becoming a member? Submit your details to receive our membership pack. Or email us if you would like to discuss in more detail.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Is your organisation a member already?

Please fill out the form below and we will send you your login credentials within a few days.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.