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Organisation Details

Address 3 Academy Park, Leith
Post Code EH6 8JL
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 467 7617
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  • Housing Association
  • Older People
  • Social Care

Port of Leith Housing Association was founded in 1975 to redevelop older tenement properties in Leith. For over 30 years, the Association has been at the heart of the redevelopment of Leith. As the Association has grown, new house building, community regeneration and promoting pride in Leith has become the main thrust of activity.

The Association sees its role as providing quality, affordable, well maintained housing. We will continue to develop homes in Leith and try to ensure that the exciting new developments include opportunities for people from all social and economic backgrounds.

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.

These developments are specifically designed for people over 60, although applications from younger people may be considered where their health or other circumstances would be improved by living in sheltered housing.

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. The scheme co-ordinator also plays a crucial role in helping the residents organise social activities such as bingo and domino evenings, keep fit and coffee mornings.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Hermitage Court Sheltered Housing 0131 554 0403 More info »