Cairn are one of Scotland’s leading housing associations, providing tenants with a selection of high quality, affordable properties across 24 different local authorities. We offer five different types of properties to meet a wide-ranging selection of needs and support requirements. These range from general needs properties, available to anyone over the age of 16, through to accommodation specifically aimed at those 50 and above which include amenity, retirement, sheltered and extra care.
What is retirement housing?
Cairn offer 18 retirement properties across Scotland from Thurso and Wick in Highland, all the way down to Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Retirement housing is perfect for those who are 50 and above that want to live as independently as possible, while having the peace of mind that comes with living amidst a friendly community, with a Court Coordinator on site part of the day. Each retirement court differs, but residents can enjoy a range of on-site facilities to make life that bit easier:
- Communal lounges
- Communal gardens
- Fully equipped laundry rooms
- On-site court coordinator
- Guest rooms for family and friends
- Hair salons
- Maintenance teams
- 24/7 emergency pull cords
- Flats adapted to suit the needs of older people e.g. grab rails and walk in showers.
Our court coordinates offer not only a friendly face but are also responsible for maintaining the safety and security of our buildings and carry out regular health and safety checks to give residents piece of mind. In addition to this our community lounges offer a place where residents can come together to socialise and make use of shared facilities which differ across developments such as a communal kitchen, television, books, games, and pool tables. Depending on the court, different events within the lounge may be run by the court coordinator or the residents themselves, these range from afternoon tea, to bingo, book clubs and of course birthday parties!
How can I apply?
There are three ways to apply for our properties: directly with us, through the common housing register or through a nomination agreement with the local authority. Which route you take will depend on the local authority area you want to live in. For further information on this please see: https://www.cairnha.com/find-home/how-to-apply/.
How can I find out more?
If you would like more information about our retirement housing in Scotland you can contact us via webchat which you will find at the bottom right of the page, give us a call on 0800 990 3405, email us at email@example.com or fill out an online enquiry form.