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Organisation Details

Address Marmion Crescent, Inch
Post Code EH16 5QU
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 317 7227
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  • Housing Association
  • Older People
  • Physical Disability
  • Social Care
  • Young People

Founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood, Blackwood is now a leading national Housing and Care provider specialising in homes and care services for people with disabilities.

Blackwood Homes provides a range of accessible, modern, attractive and bespoke housing aimed at providing great value to people with a range of disabilities and housing needs.

We have seven sheltered housing properties in Edinburgh all designed for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

Marmion Crescent Sheltered Housing...

Is located off Gilmerton Road, close to The Inch park. Completed in 1990, the development consists of a house and 21 flats. All properties are double-glazed and have electric heating. The flats have door entry systems. There is an arrangement with the local council whereby tenants who consider that they are at risk may have their homes linked into a community alarm system.

The development is adjacent to a health centre, and a dental practice is about 500 yards away. There are local shops and a post office and bank. An excellent range of shops can be found in the Cameron Toll centre just half a mile away. The library is just over a mile away. There is a choice of pubs and restaurants within a one-and-a-half mile radius.

The association maintains communal garden grounds.



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Marmion Crescent 0131 317 7227 More info »