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Hous­ing for all ages

David Heenan is 24 years old, and works full time for North Ayr­shire Coun­cil. He ap­plied for a Trust house in 2013 when he was 19. David lived with mum and dad and older brother in the fam­ily home in Lam­lash. The two broth­ers shared a bed­room.

David says, “Find­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion is hard on Ar­ran, and very ex­pen­sive, but Trust houses are af­ford­able. I do not earn enough to rent from a pri­vate land­lord or buy my own house. I would still be liv­ing at home if I had not ap­plied to Trust.”

General Needs Hous­ing of­fers af­ford­able hous­ing for fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als. This type of hous­ing is avail­able in the vil­lages of Brod­ick, Lam­lash, Whit­ing Bay, Kil­mory, Shisk­ine, Pirn­mill and Cor­rie.

Ben­e­fits of General Needs hous­ing:

You can stay with Trust for as long as you like, there’s no time limit on your ten­ancy. Rental costs can be in­ex­pen­sive in com­par­i­son to pri­vate rents. Costs start at £324 per month for a dou­ble bed­room to £415 for three bed prop­er­ties. Mod­ern, warm and well in­su­lated flats.

Re­tire­ment made easy

Trust also pro­vides Amenity Hous­ing, ideal for older peo­ple, with an emer­gency pull cord sys­tem for added peace of mind and safety.

This type of hous­ing is avail­able in the vil­lages of Brod­ick, Whit­ing Bay, Black­wa­ter­foot, Lochranza and Cor­rie.

Shel­tered Hous­ing is for those who are able to live in­de­pen­dently, but

want to en­sure that all their needs are met. Shared ar­eas of­fer com­pan­ion­ship and your own fully self-con­tained flat means pri­vacy when you want it. There are many ad­van­tages to liv­ing in Shel­tered Hous­ing with Trust:

1. Staff meet reg­u­larly with ten­ants to make sure all sup­port needs are be­ing met.

2. On­site staff are avail­able Monday to Friday.

3. Laun­dry and guest rooms (where fam­ily and friends can stay) are avail­able on­site.

4. Con­trolled en­try sys­tem to the main door of­fers added se­cu­rity.

5. All the flats are on ground floor level.

6. All flats have their own liv­ing room, bed­room, kitchen and bath­room.

7. Mod­ern, warm and well in­su­lated flats, with heat­ing charged at a fixed monthly rate.

Rents are fully cov­ered by Hous­ing Ben­e­fit for those with an en­ti­tle­ment to this. Trust has a ded­i­cated ben­e­fits ad­vice ser­vice to help and sup­port those look­ing to take up a shel­tered ten­ancy.

Trust’s two Shel­tered Hous­ing de­vel­op­ments are in Brod­ick and Lam­lash.

Join the wait­ing list now; the hous­ing sit­u­a­tion on Ar­ran is al­ways chang­ing. Please note the Trust ap­pli­ca­tion form is sep­a­rate to the ap­pli­ca­tion for North Ayr­shire Coun­cil.

Pri­or­ity is given to ap­pli­cants over the age of 60 for Amenity and Shel­tered Hous­ing, but there may be avail­abil­ity for younger ap­pli­cants with sup­port needs.

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