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Sheltered Housing consultation opens

Sheltered Housing consultation opens
04 May 2018

A consultation on Orkney Islands Council’s Sheltered Housing service is now live.

Sheltered housing is provided by OIC at Lambaness in Kirkwall and Rae’s Close in Stromness.

Residents, staff and other stakeholders are invited to discuss the way forward for the service with Wilfred Weir, the Council’s Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, and Frances Troup, Head of Housing, Homelessness and Schoolcare Accommodation Services.

Frances Troup said: “The Council faces serious financial challenges and this is expected to continue over the year ahead.

“As a result, we have to look at all of our services, to make sure they are delivered as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

“This is why we want to consult with residents, staff and others involved in our sheltered housing service and discuss with them how it is best delivered in future. No decisions have been taken and all feedback will be presented to Elected Members later this year.”

The results of the consultation are expected to be considered by OIC’s Education, Leisure and Housing Committee in September.

For details of the consultation and to take part in the survey, visit the 'Sheletered Housing Consultation' page.

The consultation closing date is Saturday 30 June 2018.