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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Castle Rock Edinvar

Sheltered Housing

All our sheltered housing developments have a dedicated manager who you can call on for help during normal working hours Monday - Friday. Coupled with a 24-hour personal emergency alarm service, this means that support is available at any time - day or night. We have 14 sheltered housing developments in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.

You'll get a self-contained unfurnished flat with a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and private bathroom and/or shower. There's a communal lounge for social activities, and family and friends can even stay on site in a guest bedroom. And, because we are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate, you can expect the highest standard of quality and care.

We have 14 sheltered housing developments in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.

- Drum Court, EH17
- Lauriston Park, EH3
- Fountain Court, EH1
- Balfour Court, EH12
- Norton Park, EH7
- Shore Road, EH30

How to apply
If you are aged over 60, you can apply to transfer from your current tenancy. Priority is given to those who need more support and security than their current homes provide. Talk to your housing officer or call 0131 657 0600 for advice from the housing support team.

Help is available
The council funds part of the service and you may be asked to pay some of this grant money back. You will have to pay your own gas and/or electricity costs and council tax. You may want to check if you're eligible to claim housing benefit. Give the housing support team a call on 0131 657 0600 to find out more.

Amenity Housing:

If you're aged over 60 and don't think sheltered housing is for you, amenity housing may be more suitable. These are homes where it's easier to live independently because they've been adapted in some way. You'll find higher plug sockets, lower light switches, wider doors and grab rails in the bathroom. They're not staffed, but some have personal alarm systems.

- Dundee Terrace, EH11
- Edina Place, EH7
- Craigmount View, EH12
- West Adam Street, EH8
- Fortune Place, EH8

Call the sheltered housing team to find out more on 0131 657 0600.

Adapting your current home
We may be able to help you stay in your own home by simply making a few adaptations, such as fitting grab rails. Contact your local social work department or ask us to arrange a visit from an occupational therapist. They'll make an assessment which will tell us how we can help you.

Call our Home Finder team on 0131 657 0600 to find out what options are available and how you can apply.
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Contact Details
Contact Person: Housing Support Team
Contact Telephone: 0131 657 0600
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This record was last modified on: 27 July 2019