Sheltered housing is for people who want to live independently, but may need some extra support to do so. This may be because you have a physical or learning disability, or you may be finding that you need more support as you are getting older. Sheltered housing can give you the opportunity to live in a community with people who have similar needs to you. The Partnership has 31 sheltered housing complexes in Edinburgh. A sheltered housing complex has self contained flats, apartments or houses in them. The Partnership provides support to people living in sheltered housing, including:
- managing your tenancy
- making referrals to other agencies
- reading letters and dealing with your bills
- liaising with your GP or other health professionals
- keeping track of appointments and social activities
- applying for benefits
- administering emergency first aid.
Each property comes with built-in 24-hour emergency alarm equipment, smoke and heat detector. Also, properties are fitted with inactivity monitors that alert us if there has been no movement in your property. Some properties are adapted for people with disabilities, and additional pieces of assistive equipment can be added if you have a specific need.
Apply for sheltered housing
You can apply for sheltered housing by visiting the Key to Choice website.