Retirement Housing

Applying for a Retirement Housing Property

What is Retirement Housing?

Retirement housing is housing which has some minor adaptions to it. Our complexes are open between 8:30am and 1:30pm on weekdays. Retirement Housing Co-ordinators will be available during those times to offer you advice and assistance and help organise activities and events in your retirement housing lounge. Tenants can opt into the Social Care Response service provided by Dundee City Council for a charge. In these cases, emergencies will be answered through a dispersed alarm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We have 238 retirement housing properties spread over six complexes. Our retirement housing is located in Gordon Street, Fintry Mains, Caldrum Street, Rosebank, Patons Lane and Dryburgh Gardens. Please click on the map for addresses and contact numbers.

Being a retirement housing tenant doesn’t mean that you have to give up your independence. You still have your own house, and can come and go as you please.

At all our retirement housing complexes, tenants have the right to choose how much they want to become involved in the social activities. Our retirement housing lounges are very busy with tea and toast mornings, bingo, lunch clubs, party nights, coach trips etc. so there is always something going on that may interest you.

Our Retirement Housing handbook is available here and the Dryburgh Gardens Resident’s Handbook is available here.

How to apply

To apply for retirement housing you would normally need to be aged 60 or older. You can apply for a medical assessment. This assessment may award you a priority for retirement housing.

The application form for retirement housing is exactly the same form as for mainstream housing. You can also choose to be considered for both types of housing if you wish. Please remember to tick the appropriate boxes on the application.

The housing application can be downloaded here and the medical self-assessment form here. Guidance on the medical self-assessment form is here.

If you are considering moving to retirement housing and would like to know more about it, contact our Customer Service Team on 01382 903545 and we will be happy to discuss it with you in more detail. If you need help to complete the form, we will be happy to assist you.