Sheltered solution for Auchinlee residents

Lorne Campbell Court.

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A housing association has created what it calls ‘extra care housing services’ in eight flats at Lorne Campbell Court.

Cairn Housing’s scheme in partnership with Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) provides round-the-clock care.

It was originally designed for older people with dementia following the planned closure of the Crossreach run Auchinlee Care Home.

Each flat has been modified, ensuring that the health and social care needs of tenants will be met.

Paul Robertson, Cairn’s head of customer services, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to work with HSCP in accommodating the residents from Auchinlee, which will greatly benefit this rural community.

‘Residents will now be able to remain in an area which is familiar to them and close to their family and friends.’

Cairn Housing Association will continue to provide affordable retirement housing for older people in the community.

Residents will be able to benefit from a new day care support service from the HSCP, due to commence later this spring, which will provide additional care and support for people with physical disability, dementia, mental health issues and also carer respite.

Mr Robertson continued: ‘We are looking to build on this success and support housing and social care initiatives across Scotland where there is similar demand.’

Cairn Housing Association operates throughout Scotland offering a range of affordable housing and related services.

With more than 3,500 homes under management and offices in Edinburgh, Inverness and Bellshill, Cairn helps the housing needs of people in both urban and rural areas.

Cairn, a non-profit distributing organisation, controlled by a voluntary board, works in partnership with the Scottish Government, local authorities and others, to create strong sustainable communities by improving access to and choice in affordable housing and services.