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Sheltered housing

Information on sheltered and very sheltered housing for people aged 60 or over, and on housing options for the elderly and/or disabled.

An grandfather with his daughter and grandson

What can sheltered accommodation offer me?

The Council has 246 self-contained, compact unfurnished flats that would suit singles or couples in Barrhead, Neilston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Busby, Netherlee and Eaglesham. There are also a number of open plan studio flats which are ideal for single people.

Each complex has controlled entry, a warden service, on call security, communal gardens and heating. Laundry facilities are also available at all of our complexes with the exception of Kirk Glebe in Neilston.

Mr G wrote in to thank Montgomerie Court Wardens Christine Gilmour and Helen Colquhoun, and described how welcoming and caring both had been to his mother over her past two years at the complex. "Both wardens are lovely caring people who place the care of their residents above all else."

The residencies are easy to maintain and offer occupants the safety that comes with living in a secure environment, while also enabling people to retain their independent lifestyle. All of our complexes have a communal lounge where social activities take place, the activities will vary from complex to complex and residents are free to take part if they wish to do so.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for sheltered housing provided by the East Renfrewshire Housing Register (ERHR includes East Renfrewshire Council, Arklet Housing Association and Barrhead Housing Association), please complete and return the:

If you are interested in any sheltered housing in East Renfrewshire, you can also find more information, including contact details on the page:

Council run sheltered accommodation

East Renfrewshire Council owns and operates 8 sheltered complexes within the area, details of each are as follows:

Bellfield Court 0415

Bellfield Court Sheltered Complex, Barrhead G78 1RX

Fordyce Court 0415

Fordyce Court Sheltered Complex, Newton Mearns G77 6TW

Graham Street 0415

Graham Street Sheltered Complex, Barrhead G78 1EU

Hawthorne Court 0415

Hawthorn Court Sheltered Complex, Busby G76 8EL

Kirk Glebe 0415

Kirk Glebe Sheltered Complex, Neilston G78 3SA

Linn Park 0415

Linnpark Court Sheltered Complex, Netherlee G44 3PL

Montgomerie Court 0415

Montgomerie Court Sheltered Complex, Eaglesham G76 0AY

Waterford Road 0415

Waterford Road Sheltered Complex, Giffnock G46 7PJ

Mrs G wrote to thank Wardens Sandra Divers and Sandra Marshall at the Linn Park complex "for the wonderful job they do, making the complex a happy place to live. There is a lot going on for those who wish to take part and our two wardens put lots of time and effort into organising weekly 'get-togethers', dinners for Halloween, Burns Night and Valentines Day etc."

Each property within our sheltered complexes is fitted with an alarm system that enables residents to contact help in an emergency 24 hours a day. To ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, when on duty, the warden will also make daily contact with residents. Another advantage of living in sheltered housing is that your neighbours are likely to be people of a similar age. Our sheltered accommodation is for people aged 60 or older.

If you are interested in council owned sheltered housing in East Renfrewshire, you can arrange a visit to have a look at what it's like. You can arrange a visit by contacting our housing management officer on: 0141 577 3001.

Our sheltered service is registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate.

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