Council confirms Lindsay House to close

Published: Tuesday 5 September 2023

This is an exterior image of the council's temporary accommodation centre Lindsay House in East Kilbride which is to close

Lindsay House in East Kilbride will close permanently by the end of the financial year (March 2024).

It has provided safe and welcoming temporary accommodation for a variety of service users since before South Lanarkshire Council’s inception in 1996.

A strategic review of temporary accommodation needs across the area identified that Lindsay House is not suitable to meet long term temporary accommodation needs.

In 2021, it was confirmed that the council’s supported accommodation would be relocated on a smaller scale to deliver suitable modern accommodation to meet the needs of service users moving forward.

Right There are the council’s commissioned service and delivery partner currently at Lindsay House and the council are engaging with them on the changes to service delivery.

An exit plan is being agreed, which includes consultation with existing service users, the delivery partner Right There and local elected members.

Chair of the council’s Housing and Technical Resources Committee, Councillor Davie McLachlan, said: “We recognise that Lindsay House has been an integral part of the homelessness and support services to many people over the years.

“We are ensuring that this service will continue to those in need and will be designed in such a way that it supports those that need this type of service.”