Housing for Older People

As we get older we start to think more about where we live. Retirement Housing may appeal to you if you want to live independently or very sheltered and extra care if you require more support. Perhaps in a smaller and easier to manage home and like the idea of having someone to call on if there is an emergency.

When you are looking for retirement or very sheltered/extra care housing here are few things you might want to consider:

  • the location and size of the property
  • the level of support available
  • what costs you would be liable for
  • any rules that might affect you, such as whether you're allowed to keep a pet
  • local transport links

You can also search for retirement housing in your local area by using the Accommodation Search Directory provided by the Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC) or by checking Available Homes on this site.


Start your Application

Due to service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently unable to process new housing applications or changes to existing applications within normal timescales. If you applied for housing from March 2020 there may also be a significant delay in your application being assessed.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife Direct. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

If you already have an application and you need to update your circumstances, please do not submit a new application. Please log back onto your online application for housing and update the information required. If you have moved address please complete every section of the application, taking into account your new housing circumstances.

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