Housing for Older People

As we get older and our needs change, it is important to think about where we live and the suitability of our home.

Older Persons Housing might interest you if you want to live independently. Perhaps you'd like a smaller and easier to manage home or like the idea of having someone to call on if there is an emergency.

When exploring Older Persons Housing, you may wish to consider:

  • Location and size of property
  • Level of support available
  • Costs you would be liable for
  • Rules that might affect you, such as whether you're allowed to keep a pet
  • Transport links

Search for Older Persons Housing using the Accommodation Search Directory provided by the Elderly Accommodation Council.


Fife Council offers three types of housing for older people: Retirement, Very Sheltered, & Extra Care Housing. For more information, click here.

Service Update

November 2023 - Customer Survey

We want to hear from you! Fife Housing Register are running a customer survey from November 2023 to January 2024. We want to hear from applicants who have either completed their housing journey with us or are currently on our waiting list. Your answers could help us improve our service in the future. Please see the below link to the survey;


June 2023 - The Fife Housing Register Team have moved base from New City House, Dunfermline to Brunton House, Cowdenbeath. Any Post being sent to the FHR Team should be sent to the following;

Fife Housing Register Team, Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre, Brunton House, High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU.

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