Established in 1988, Horizon was the first Registered Social Landlord based in West Lothian.
It had its roots in the organisation now known as Capability Scotland and took ownership of two ‘caring hostels’.
It had a vision of providing integrated housing for disabled people in communities where people could participate as ordinary and valued citizens and which supported their independent living
Since then it has designed and built more than 800 homes, in over 40 developments, in 11 local authority areas. Around 25% of these properties are designed to meet the specific needs of wheelchair users and all of its properties are barrier-free.
Partnerships with other organisations
Over the years, Horizon has formed partnerships with other organisations so that people who need support can live in ordinary communities with the support they need.
In 2000, it extended its services to older and disabled home-owners in West Lothian through its Care and Repair Service. In 2012, it started providing Care and Repair services in North Lanarkshire.
We also work with Housing Options Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living to increase access to housing services for our tenants and those in housing need. We are members of the West Lothian Development Alliance, Positive Action in Housing and Altrum.
Joining the Link group
After many years of reflection, Horizon joined the Link group of housing, support, regeneration and social enterprise companies in November 2009.
The Board of Management decided that this would improve Horizon's ability and capacity to achieve its aims.
Horizon now works with all the Link subsidiary companies to enhance the quality of services for Horizon tenants and to increase housing supply for disabled people, particularly wheelchair users.