Supported and sheltered housing

Supported accommodation

There are many specialist services provided for older people. The main aim of the Council is to assist older people to remain living at home where this is possible. Many services can be provided to people in their current homes but for some older people a move to smaller or supported accommodation may be the better option.

Supported accommodation is the term we use to denote all kinds of accommodation designated as being for older people where there is some form of support or care service provided with the tenancy. Often called sheltered housing or amenity housing, we have produced an information booklet about supported accommodation for older people. It contains information on all the different kinds of supported accommodation for older people available throughout East Ayrshire. It can be obtained from any housing or social work office or you can download a copy under further information.

Although very high levels of need for support and personal care services can be met in high needs schemes it is sometimes the case that someone's particular needs would be better met by a move to a care home. If you think that such a move could be the best option, then you should contact social work to discuss the situation further.

Contact Information

Housing: Kilmarnock North
Northwest Area Centre
Western Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1NQ
Telephone: 01563 555670
Housing: Irvine Valley and Ballochmyle
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554650
Housing: Cumnock and Doon Valley
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427727
Housing Joint Team
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554571
Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576004
Telephone: 01563 576087
Benefits Section
PO BOX 13
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1BY
Telephone: 01563 554400
Housing: Kilmarnock Central and South
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 576618
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