What is retirement housing?
Retirement houses are properties which have been purposely designed for older people - that is they will normally have full central heating, grab rails, special bathroom fittings, a community alarm system and the services of Retirement Housing staff. They may also have other facilities, such as a common room for the use of all tenants where a range of activities are held, including, for example, Bingo, Knitting Bees, Fish Supper nights, etc.
Where are Thenue's retirement properties?
Listed below are the retirement properties we own and a short description of the facilities in each scheme:
Calton: Chalmers Place, Chalmers Street and Chalmers Court & Millroad Drive
60 one bedroom ground and first floor flats and 11 two bedroomed flats/bungalows which are fitted with an alarm system and are provided with the services of Retirement Housing staff. There is a locally based Community Hall which is available for tenants groups and activities. We encourage all tenants to become involved to help organise and attend as many as possible and make suggestions for any new events which tenants may wish to see being held.
Bridgeton: Main Street, Mackeith Street & Dale Path
61 one bedroom flats which are fitted with an alarm system and are provided with the services of Retirement Housing staff.
The alarm system is linked by a two-way speech system to Cordia at its operating centre in Tradeston Street allowing emergency cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Detailed information on how the system works is provided to all tenants when they move into one of our houses. There is a locally based Community Hall which is available for tenants groups and activities. We encourage all tenants to become involved to help organise and attend as many as possible and make suggestions for any new events which tenants may wish to see being held.
Regular events are held in our common rooms in both Bridgeton and Calton. See here for our Bridgeton events and here for Calton. These events are open to all our older tenants, not just our retirement housing tenants. For more information contact our Retirement Housing Assistants.
We have 33 mainstream houses scattered amongst different communities in Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. They are owned or managed by Thenue and the majority of tenants were part of the Lennox Castle Discharge Programme, which began in 1997.
Each tenant has an Occupancy Agreement with the Association and as they have a range of needs including learning and physical disabilities, are supported in their tenancies by support staff providing 24 hour care. The support agencies are commissioned by Glasgow City Council. Referrals for any relets in the properties are made either by Glasgow City Council Social Work Services or the appropriate support agency.
In these houses, we currently work with the following providers:
- Community Lifetstyles (Key Housing Association)
- Living Ambitions
- Leonard Cheshire
- Real Life Options
- Fair Deal
- Community Integrated Care
- Mungo Foundation
We have a mixed range of housing for people with particular needs and below are details of these.
We have 4 (medium - large scale) supported projects, owned by the Association, providing temporary accommodation for homeless people:
- Kirkhaven – temporary accommodation for 14 homeless people with long term alcohol misuse issues. Stays at the accommodation can range from 6 to 12 months but some residents have longer periods of residency. Each resident has an Occupancy Agreement with Crossreach. Access to the service is via referrals to Crossreach from Social Work Services. The Association moved to its current purpose built project in Dalmarnock in 2006. The building is leased to Crossreach who provide all tenancy management and support to the residents.
- Newlands Project – temporary accommodation for 7 homeless people. Each resident, who stays at the accommodation range from 6 – 12 months, has an Occupancy Agreement with Glasgow Simon Community. Access to the service is via referrals to Glasgow Simon Community from Social Work Services. The Association acquired the property in 1991 and it has been used for a number of purposes including a lease to the Scottish Refugee Council for Asylum Seekers. The building has been leased to Glasgow Simon Community since 2002 who provide all tenancy management and support to the residents.
- Alexandria – temporary accommodation for 12 young single homeless people. Each resident has an Occupancy Agreement with Action for Children and length of residency ranges from 3 – 6 months. Access to the service is via referrals from West Dunbartonshire Council. The project has been in operation since 1995 and Action for Children provide all tenancy management and support the residents.
- Rainbow House – temporary accommodation for up to 17 people with substance misuse issues. The building, based in the West End of Glasgow was completed in October 2011 and replaces the previous building which did not meet current care standards.
For more information on any of the above, please contact our Housing Support Team.