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

The Fife Housing Register team are still assessing applications, but we may not be able to meet our normal timescales. Please continue to submit new housing applications and updates to existing applications and we will respond as soon as we can.

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 If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

SERVICE UPDATE SPRING 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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