Shore Street Flats officially open on Friday 30th September

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Published Date: 

29 Sep 2011 - 09:33

The Shore Street Flats in Cawdor Place in Oban will be officially opened on Friday 30 September 2011.


 The project is run by Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association Ltd (Blue Triangle Housing Support Service Oban) with funding and referrals from Argyll and Bute Council. It provides temporary accommodation as well as support to those who are homeless over the age of 16. The principle aim is to promote individual independence and develop the skills required to sustain a tenancy.


The Shore Street flats have been totally refurbished from 23 bed spaces and the old residential style of homeless accommodation with shared facilities, to a high quality group of 15 flats which are self-contained, each with their own sitting / kitchen and bedroom and en-suite facility with either shower or bath.


Shore Street Flats are across from Oban Pier and Railway Station with fantastic views over Oban Bay to the island of Kerrera and beyond.


Shore Street Flats are staffed by Housing Assistants who operate a concierge service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Support is delivered by the Oban Housing Support Team to people accommodated in Shore Street Flats on an individual basis.


Spokesperson for rural and island affairs, housing and Gaelic, Councillor Robin Currie said, “I’m looking forward to seeing the newly refurbished flats and believe they will make a real difference to those who will use them. The project is really worthwhile and I am sure it will be a great success.”


Fiona Stringfellow, Chief Executive, BTHA, said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the opening of such a much needed facility in the Argyll and Bute area. Homelessness is a terrible blight on our society and if we can provide facilities such as this where homeless people can gain respite from their horrendous living conditions while being given the skills to move on in their lives then we feel we have helped in a small way to making people’s lives better. There are many agencies involved in making this project a success and while I can’t thank them all by name, without such as partnership approach we would not be able to achieve as much as we do here.”