Housing for Older People and People with Disabilities
The number of sheltered, very sheltered and medium dependency houses provided by local authorities has decreased over the last ten years from 23,108 in 2006 to 20,517 in 2016.
The amount of very sheltered accommodation has increased from 290 in 2006 to 656 in 2016, whist the amount of sheltered accommodation has dropped from 17,140 in 2006 to 14,479 in 2016.
Supported Housing is provided by both local authorities and housing associations. In addition, councils provide or commission housing support services to help meet specific housing needs of older and other vulnerable people to give them the opportunity to continue to live in their own homes. Housing for people with variable needs is currently mainly classified as very sheltered, sheltered, medium dependency, wheelchair and ambulant disabled, although figures can vary from year to year as dwellings may be adapted to suit the particular needs of tenants, or re-classified by providers.
Local authority figures at 31 st March 2016 show that there were 20,517 sheltered, very sheltered and medium dependency houses in 2015. The amount of very sheltered accommodation has increased from 290 in 2006 to 656 in March 2016, whist the amount of sheltered accommodation has dropped from 17,140 in 2006 to 14,479 in 2016.
Chart 13: Provision of local authority housing for older people: 2006 to 2016
Link to tables on housing for older people and people with
The Scottish House Condition Survey ( SHCS) is the a national survey of housing and households undertaken in Scotland as part of the Scottish Household Survey. It combines both an interview with occupants and a physical inspection of dwellings to build up a picture of Scotland's occupied housing stock which covers all types of households and dwellings across the entire country - whether owned or rented, flats or houses. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS
The Scottish Health Survey (
SHeS) provides a
detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in
private households and is designed to make a major contribution to
the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the
Scottish Government's forward planning, for identifying gaps in
health services provision and for identifying which groups are at
particular risk of future ill-health.
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