Sheltered Housing - Older Peoples Service

Mills PhotoLoreburn's Sheltered Developments provide accommodation for people aged 55 and over, offering a safe and secure environment with expert help on hand to assist if required. It is an ideal option for individuals who wish to maintain their own independence, while having professional support close by.

Our Sheltered Developments are located throughout the region and aim to keep residents active within their community, we have three conveniently located developments in Dumfries town centre, Nithsdale Mills, JM Barrie House and Gifhorn House; in Annan we have one development called Lady's Well; and in Stranraer we have Milburn Court which benefits from beautiful views across Loch Ryan.  

Kings Court our Castle Douglas development, does not have an onsite Sheltered Housing Advisor or communal areas, so this is something which should be considered when applying, we also have a slightly different set up in Wigtown at our Kirklea Place development as it consists of bungalows rather than flats and again there is no onsite Sheltered Housing Advisor or communal areas.

Benefits of Sheltered Housing

Sheltered Housing Advisors oversee the day to day running of each development and provide support and advice to all residents. Optional morning calls are also available, ensuring our residents are safe and well. All flats are fitted with Care Call alarm systems which provides 24 hour assistance via pull cords, intercom and push pendants. Secure door entry systems are fitted to all main doors at each development, operated by a telephone intercom system fitted within each flat, allowing easy and secure access for visitors to the building.

In addition to each resident’s individual flat there are communal lounges, kitchens and gardens which allow for relaxation, socialisation, and activities. Guest rooms are also available for visiting friends and family.

How to apply 

If you are interested in applying for this type of accommodation for yourself or a loved one, the application form you will need to complete is the same one as you would complete for general needs housing through

The registration and application process is only available online.

However, you can nominate a friend or family member to act on your behalf and bid for available Sheltered properties that you would like to be considered for.

Please see our frequently asked questions page or contact us for more information.

Not quite ready for this level of Support?

If you think Sheltered Housing is not for you just yet, we also provide Amenity Housing which may better suit your needs.  Amenity housing is for people aged 50 and above and we have properties located within numerous developments across Dumfries & Galloway. Please contact us for more information.

Nithsdale Mills Millburn CourtRear View Gifhorn House