Elderly Accommodation Counsel and Housing Options Scotland shortlisted for a Nationwide Building Society community grant
National charities Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) and Housing Options Scotland (HOS) have been shortlisted for a community grant of up to £50,000 from Nationwide Building Society.
The partnership between EAC and HOS hopes to use each organisation’s considerable experience and expertise to deliver a ‘Housing Options for Older People’ (HOOP) service across Scotland. Additionally, localised versions of EAC’s innovative online self-help tool will be produced for the Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire areas.
This HOOP service will provide free information and advice to older people and their families on a range of topics to help people live safely, independently and well for longer in later life.
This will include guidance on:
- How to access local services that can help at home
- Making adaptations, improvements and repairs to their current home
- Exploring entitlements to any financial support that might be available through state benefits and local grants
- Understanding what housing options are available to those wishing to move to more suitable accommodation.
EAC’s chief executive, John Galvin, said: “It’s fantastic that the project has been shortlisted, it gives us a real opportunity to make information and advice on housing options available and accessible to older people across Scotland.”
Having been successfully shortlisted the organisations now need the votes of Nationwide members to ensure that this project can brought to life.
If you are a Nationwide member please consider voting for the project here.