With the New Year now upon us, veterans’ charity Erskine has announced exciting plans to build single living apartments on their estate in Bishopton.
24 apartments will be built for occupation by single ex-service men and women of working age to help with the ever increasing demand for housing for veterans.
Each apartment will have a double bedroom; living room; en-suite shower room; kitchenette and will be let furnished or unfurnished. There will also be a communal recreation/TV area. Residents will be able to enjoy all the benefits of living on the Erskine Estate including on hand advice and support from staff at the new Erskine Activities Centre, which opened earlier this month, and access to Harry’s Café and the Royal Scots shop in The Erskine Home.
A number of apartments will provide accommodation for veterans working with Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company which is also opening on the estate in June. Renfrewshire-based social enterprise SBMC is projected to help more than 40 ex-servicemen and women every year through direct, flexible employment in the factory producing rail and road signs; wooden products and providing print mail and fulfilment services.
Erskine Chief Executive Steve Conway said: “Building apartments for younger veterans is just one of several initiatives we are taking forward this year to extend our service provision. We envisage a true Veterans Village which will support many more veterans enabling them to access advice, accommodation and employment.”
Any veteran interested in finding out more about the single-living apartments can have a look on the Erskine website https://www.erskine.org.uk/care/single-living-accommodation/ or call 0141 812 1100.