Sheltered and Amenity Housing

Sheltered Housing

Port of Leith has three sheltered developments – St Nicholas Court, Jameson Place and Hermitage Court – with a total of 105 individual flats, for people over the aged of 60. 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, personal choice and privacy.  All flats have equipment to allow contact in an emergency with the scheme coordinator during office hours or with the designated out of hours alarm system.

All the developments have a communal lounge and kitchen; guest bedroom for visitors; laundry facilities and a lift to all floors.

During office hours, each development is staffed by a scheme coordinator, whose role is to offer support and assistance to residents and to help organise social activities.

Our sheltered housing support service is registered with the Care Inspectorate, whose inspectors carry out an inspection of the service each year.  Their report is made available to our tenants and is available to 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.

Amenity Housing

The Association has a number of amenity flats in developments across Leith, including Couperfield, Buchanan Street, Elgin Street, Goosander Place/Street and Constitution Street. These amenity flats are for people over the age of 50 and provide accommodation for people who do not want warden support, although support can be provided by other agencies as required.  The flats have design features such as lower baths with handles and poles for easy access and more accessible electric sockets that make them more suitable for older people or people with mobility problems.

The flats are unfurnished and are mostly one bedroom although we do have some with two bedrooms.  There are lifts to all floors and a controlled door entry system for added security.