Housing

Applying for Housing

If you would like to apply to us for housing, please download the application form below, which make up our application pack. If you would prefer to ‘phone or email us, please provide us with your name and postal address and we will arrange for an application pack to be posted out to you. Alternatively, you can call into the office to collect your pack. Please return your completed application form to the Association’s office.

Separate packs are available for sheltered and Extra Care Housing, so please ask for the pack that you need. More information on these types of housing can be found on the page on ‘Support Needs’.

Application packs can be made available in other languages or in large print if required. If you need help to fill in your application form, or would like to meet with our Housing Assistant to talk about your application or find out more about your prospects of being  re-housed, please ‘phone or email the office to set up an appointment. Appointments are generally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Once we receive your completed application form, we we will send you an acknowledgement, to let you know that we have received it.

We will then assess your application in line with Renfrewshire Common Housing Allocation Policy and Bridgewater Housing Association Addendum to the policy which came into effect on 1 May 2019. This has been developed by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with Bridgewater, Linstone, Paisley and Williamsburgh housing associations.  The policy has been developed with a clear focus on meeting housing needs and introduces a common approach to how we allocate homes that are available to let. Applicants still need to register with each partner organisation separately and Bridgewater will continue to operate and manage our own housing list.

We have a limited number of properties which have been built or adapted for people who use wheelchairs. Some tenants may require their homes to be adapted in some way because they, or a member of their family are disabled or in poor health. Adaptations may be undertaken where an Occupational Therapist has carried out an assessment and makes a referral to us for adaptations to be carried out.

You can also call our office on 0141 812 2237 or email us on HGoode@bridgewaterha.org.uk

One of our friendly staff will be able to assist you.

Bridgewater Housing Association manages approximately 800 properties within the Bargarran, North Barr and Park Mains areas of Erskine. Applications will be assessed on the basis of housing need and using the information you give us, we will place you in one of the groups with the level of priority that reflects your housing needs.

Anyone aged 16 years or over can apply and be placed on our housing list. We do not discriminate against anyone because of their age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin or religion. You can apply by filling in a Bridgewater Housing Association application form from the link above.

Application forms are also available from our office at 1st Floor, Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Erskine PA8 7AA, or by emailing us at admin@bridgewaterha.org.uk.

We have 3 Sheltered Housing Developments at Blantyre Court in Bargarran, Cullen in North Barr and Mains Drive/Mains Hill in Park Mains. Our sheltered properties are mostly 1 or 2 bedroom flats on either ground or 1st floor. We also have a small number of 2 bedroom bungalows which are suitable for wheelchair users.

Applicants generally need to be aged 60 or over and be able to benefit significantly from our sheltered housing  support service. There are many advantages from  living in sheltered housing such as peace of mind from having help from the Housing Support Officer  (or call centre in an emergency), security and good quality housing.

We currently have 2 Extra Care Housing Developments, which are very sheltered housing with the provision of additional care and support services. It’s aim is to provide older people with their own home, so that they continue to live independently with any care and support that they need coming directly to them.

Applicants should normally be aged 60 or over, and have a clear need for the extra support services that these facilities provide.

Robertson House in North Barr and Clayson House in Bargarran offer good quality housing, forming part of a complex with additional communal facilities; provision of meals; and a 24 hour care and support service.