How do I find accommodation?
Details of the different types of accommodation available and information on respite care and short breaks.
- Sheltered housing and very sheltered housing
- Care home
- Respite care and short breaks
- Adult placement / shared lives
- Supported housing
- Council housing
- Access to good accommodation for adults with learning disabilities
- 'Moving On' service
Sheltered housing provides self-contained accommodation for older or disabled people or people at risk who are able to look after themselves. A scheme manager lives on or nearby the premises.
Very sheltered housing provides self-contained accommodation where on-site support and home care is provided to enable older or disabled people or people at risk to maintain their independence. Meals are provided and there are communal areas.
A care home is a place where people can live and be looked after by trained staff, day and night, in homely surroundings. They are registered and inspected by the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland.
Adult placement / shared lives accommodation can be full-time residential placement in a carer's home.
Supported accommodation ranges from:
- sheltered and very-sheltered housing accommodation
- group homes where people share accommodation supported by residential or visiting housing support workers
- individual scattered or clustered dwellings with floating (flexible) support
- 'wet houses' for people with substance misuse problems
There is a stock of council housing properties that are allocated, as they become vacant, to people on a waiting list.
Homeless accommodation is temporary accommodation and ranges from:
- furnished accommodation
- residential temporary units with shared kitchen and living areas. These are staffed 24-hours a day
- bed and breakfast
'Everyone should have a place to call home. Our guide - Finding a place to live - contains advice and information to help people with learning disabilities to find housing in Aberdeenshire:
Our accommodation strategy - A place to Live - details what needs to happen for more people with learning disabilities to get a good place to live.
The 'Moving On' service is for people of any age who have a learning disability and want some help to become more independent.
We work with Inspire to provide the 'Moving On' service in Inverurie. People of any age who have a learning disability can stay at the house to develop their living skills and confidence for up to three years.
This service is a stepping stone between living where there is a lot of help and living somewhere where you look after yourself more.
If you would like to know more you can talk with your care manager or social worker or contact either:
Community support team
for adults with learning disability
The Gatehouse (map)
Inverurie, AB51 3UL
Tel: 01467 672780
Gordon House (map)
Inverurie, AB51 3WA
Tel: 01467 620981