Housing Options Scotland unveils 2017 summer tour

A staff member speaking to a disabled client
A staff member speaking to a disabled client

Following the success of Housing Options Scotland’s summer tour last year, the organisation will be hitting the road again to provide housing information and advice events for disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them.

Just like last year, the organisation will be focusing on more rural areas of Scotland, where these groups find it much harder to access the information and support they need. But this year is going to be bigger and better.

At these free drop in events, people will get the opportunity to speak to Housing Options Scotland staff about their housing issues and get advice, listen to talks about housing that will be repeated throughout the day, while enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee.

There will also be information stalls from local and national organisation who work with disabled people and older people, who will be on hand to give information about who they are and how they can help.

Housing Options Scotland will be by the sea, in the hills and on the islands at the following locations:

Housing Options Scotland by the sea
July 4 Ayr, Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1LU 10–3
July 11 Arbroath, Community Centre, Marketgate, Arbroath, DD11 1AT 10–3
July 18 North Berwick, St Andrews Blackadder Church, St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU 10–3
July 25 Oban, Corran Halls, The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB 10–3
Housing Options Scotland in the hills
July 28 Crieff, TBC 10–3
August 3 Fort William, TBC 10–3
August 10 Dumfries, The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries DG1 1BZ 10–3
August 16 Ballater, TBC 10–3

More dates and locations will be announced in the near future.

Housing Options Scotland’s CEO Moira Bayne said: “We are delighted to be able to provide these events across Scotland to help disabled people, older people and disabled veterans find the right home in the right place for their needs. We know that finding suitable housing can be a very difficult journey, so our expert staff and volunteers will be on hand to help every step of the way.”

To attend or book a stall at any of these events, or if you would like further information, please contact Fraser Gilmore on 07740265181 or email fraser@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk.

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