Sheltered housing is an ideal option for older people who would like the independence of living in their own flat, but with the extra comfort and security of having an alarm system fitted in their home.
For those who would like to socialise more often, sheltered housing can also offer a great community feel with communal seating areas and social activities.
We have three sheltered developments in Leith, all close to shops, parks and public transport links. Over 65s are welcome to apply for one of our sheltered housing flats.Sheltered Housing Handbook
We have 112 sheltered housing flats across three developments: St Nicholas Court, Jameson Place and Hermitage Court. Most of these are one bedroom, but we do have a small number of two bedroom flats.
Each flat is self-contained and unfurnished, providing a warm, comfortable and secure home, allowing tenants to maintain their independence and privacy. All the developments have a communal lounge and kitchen, guest bedrooms for visitors, laundry facilities and a lift to all floors.
All apartments have equipment to allow contact in an emergency with the scheme coordinator during office hours or with the designated out-of-hours alarm system. Our sheltered housing support service is registered with the Care Inspectorate, whose inspectors carry out an inspection of the service regularly. Their report is made available to our tenants and members of the public on the Care Inspectorate’s website www.scswis.com, where information on making a complaint about the support service can also be found.
Absolutely not, sheltered housing is all about encouraging independence and supporting tenants to live well in their own homes with the right support there if it is needed.
Tenants have their own keys to their own homes and come and go as they please.
We have mostly one-bedroom properties although we do have a small number of two-bedroom properties. We also have some open plan kitchen / living room properties which can be popular with tenants who may not want too much space.
Mostly our properties comprise of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, with a hallway and hall cupboards, they all have their own front doors.
Staff provide various activities every week, these are supported by tenants. The activities are open to everyone, and tenants choose which ones they would like to take part in, some come along to all activities whist others will join in with only some of the activities. It’s entirely your choice.
Yes, very much so. There are many ways to share your ideas and suggestions. We do our best to continuously improve and we recognise we can only do that with our tenants’ involvement.
Yes! We know animals are so good for our mental health and wellbeing. We ask that dogs are kept on leads in the communal areas and that you supply us with two emergency contacts who will look after your animal if you become unwell.
Yes. We ask if you have someone staying occasionally overnight that you let us know for fire safety purposes. We have guest rooms that are available in each development for a small charge, these are mostly used by visiting families or for families to stay if a tenant is unwell.
The last survey we carried out the two things our tenants valued most was the safety and security of living in our developments, the social interactions and companionship.
Yes, keeping connections in the community is very important and continuing to do the things you enjoy doing is paramount.
We would encourage you to continue to do what you enjoy most. We do have car parking spaces at each of our developments.
We provide support services in our Sheltered Housing Schemes, and we are registered with the Care Inspectorate. They inspect our services and evaluate the quality of care we deliver.