Why choose Trust at Duns?
At Trust Housing we provide far more than just a home. Living with Trust is living in a community where you can feel safe and secure. Duns offers two different types of housing service designed for later years living, with the freedom to live independently and access to care and staff support, home-made meals and social activities.
Our properties are pet friendly and free Wi-Fi is available. All our properties have space, and charging points, in the hall area for a mobility scooter.
The 19 Amenity bungalows are one or two bedrooms, very spacious and modern, each with patio doors opening to their own private, fenced garden, and ample parking.
The 30 Extra Care Housing flats are bright and spacious with one or two bedrooms, modern open plan kitchen and living room and wet floor bathroom. Tenants can use the level access garden area and shared living spaces such as the dining room, lounge and laundry. The flats will be available for rent in March.
You can find the Duns properties at:
1 Longfield Drive, Todlaw, Duns, TD11 3FF.
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What is Extra Care Housing?
What is Amenity Housing?
We pride ourselves on delivering balanced, nutritious meals to our tenants. All food is home cooked, using high quality ingredients, by our onsite kitchen team. Meals are provided 365 days a year.
We have a brand-new dining facility that is bright and spacious (the dining room will be open to tenants as soon as COVID restrictions allow, in the meantime, meals will be delivered directly to your home by the staff team).
Tenants can be assured of having their dietary requirements met, including special dietary requirements such as diabetic, gluten-free and soft diets.
Our meal service is provided to all Extra Care housing tenants and optional for Amenity tenants.
Benefits of the meal service
Trust provides meal which are of the highest quality at an affordable cost. Tenants no longer need to worry about going out to do large weekly shops or pay for taxis to be able to shop, or the associated energy costs of cooking.
Here's an example of how a weekly menu may look.
Meal service costs
Self-funders (not in receipt of Housing Benefit)
- £84 per week. This is for one main meal and one light meal, seven days a week.
Full Housing Benefit
£20 per week. This is for one main meal and one light meal, seven days a week.
What does it cost?
One bed: £383 per month
Two bed: £420 per month
One bed: Rent: £733 per month
Two bed: Rent: £771 per month
Meals: £84 per week
Please note - an additional charge by Scottish Borders Council may apply to you. This is subject to a financial assessment, and if you want more information please contact the Social Work Team in Duns on 01361 886103.
These costs include your rent, heating, ground maintenance, staff and alarm call system.
You may be entitled to help with your rent
Trust has a dedicated Benefits Advice Service, potential tenants are offered a benefit check and a chat about their financial circumstances and options available to them. You can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 444 1200. You may be entitled to more than you think.
If you are entitled to full Housing Benefit you could see a significant reduction in what you pay, contact us for more details.
Prices will change in April, for the new financial year.
How do I apply?
For our Amenity properties please complete a Home For You application form at www.homeforyou.org.uk or get in touch at email@example.com and we can send you a copy of the form, or give you more information.
For Extra Care Housing please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scottish Borders Council Customer Advice and Support Services team on 0300 100 1800.
What's good about Trust?
We have specialised in housing, care and support services for older people for over 40 years, and we’re confident about the service you’ll receive from us.
What our tenants say about us
We know our tenants are very satisfied with the housing and services they receive from us, with over 90% of people who live with Trust saying it has improved their quality of life. Here's how some of our tenants feel:
How do I get more information?
You can get in touch with us in the following ways:
- Email Duns@trustha.org.uk
- Call 0131 444 1200, and ask to speak to the allocations team.
Would you like to work at Duns?
Go to Current Opportunities (trustha.org.uk) for our current vacancies.