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Useful contacts

The following organisations provide free, independent information and advice to older people and disabled people on housing issues.


Age Scotland

Advice for older people, their families, friends and carers, including factsheets on housing.

Tel: 0845 125 9732 (Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm) (local call rates apply)

Textphone: 0845 226 5851

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/


Capability Scotland

Advice for disabled people. Factsheets available include housing options and housing adaptations.

Tel: 0131 313 5510

Textphone: 0131 346 2529

Website: www.capability-scotland.org.uk

Email: advice@capability-scotland.org.uk or visit website


Care and Repair Scotland

Advice and practical assistance to help older and disabled home owners to repair, improve and adapt their homes.  Contact details for local services available here.

Tel: 0141 221 9879

Website: www.careandrepairscotland.co.uk


Housing Options Scotland

Help for disabled people to find the right house in the right place.

Tel: 0131 247 1400 (answerphone service)

Website: www.housingoptionsscotland.org.uk

Email: info@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk or through website


Shelter Scotland

Information and advice on housing and homelessness.

Tel. 0808 800 4444 (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm) (free from landline and main UK mobile networks)

Website: http://scotland.shelter.org.uk