Supported housing

Supported living is used to describe the arrangement whereby someone who already has, or wants their own tenancy or own home, also has support from a “Care and Support” provider to help them live as independently and safely as possible. They will receive support and help with any aspects that are required to live an ordinary life as possible.

People who live in supported living arrangements can live in a variety of different settings which could be with another person or others that they have chosen to live with in shared accommodation e.g. a shared house in which they all contribute to the bills and upkeep of communal areas or on their own flat/house.

Inverclyde has the following supported accommodation projects:
Abbeyfield – 7 Esplanade, Greenock PA16 7XJ – 0131 225 7801
MacLehose Court – Blackwood, 1 Eldon Street, Greenock PA16 7UG
Old Inverkip Street – Blackwood, Old Inverkip Road, Greenock PA16 9JG
Oak Tee and Cloch Housing Associations also have adapted/special needs/purpose-built developments.  Vacant properties in these developments are let in partnership with the Care/Support Provider and Inverclyde HSCP. Visit 


Amenity housing

Amenity housing is self-contained accommodation designed to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities. 

The following housing associations have amenity or adapted amenity properties in Inverclyde:

River Clyde Homes

Cloch Housing Association

Oak Tree Association 

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Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing provides residents with a safe secure environment with housing support, there are many different types of sheltered housing schemes. Some will have a scheme manager (a warden) who works in the development Monday to Friday on a full or part time basis and all provide 24-hour emergency help through an alarm system.
Accommodation is usually self-contained, but there are often communal areas, such as the lounge, laundry rooms and garden. Many schemes run social events for residents. 

These are the sheltered housing and wellbeing at home developments in Inverclyde:  
River Clyde Homes –
• Bagatelle Court, Greenock
• Broadstone Gardens, Port Glasgow (Wellbeing at Home)
• Glebe Court, Kilmacolm
• John Gault House, Greenock
• Monkton Place, Port Glasgow (Wellbeing at Home)
• Riverside Gardens, Gourock
• Seafield House, Greenock
• Stewart House, Greenock

Bield Housing Association –
• Carwood Court, Greenock
• Armadale Court, Greenock
• Crosshill Gardens, Port Glasgow

Cloch Housing Association –
• Elliot Court

Trust Housing Association –
• East Kirk Court, Greenock


Very sheltered housing

Extra Care Sheltered Housing is a good compromise between sheltered housing and a care home. It allows residents to continue living independently, typically in a self-contained flat while benefiting from personal care support and meals. 

These are the very sheltered housing developments in Inverclyde:
• Jamaica Court – 24 West Stewart Street, Greenock (Bield Housing Association)
• Rowan Gardens, Greenock (Bield Housing Association)
• St Margaret’s Court, Greenock (Trust Housing Association)


Housing support organisations

The following organisations can assess and provide tailored support to people with learning difficulties, mental health problems and addiction issues. 

These organisations can provide information and assistance on how to access appropriate housing support.
• Turning Point Scotland, 88 Neil Street, Greenock PA16 9LF – Tel: 01475 634244
• Jericho Benedictines Housing Support Unit, 14/16 Shankland Road, Greenock PA15 4PA – Tel: 01505 614669
• Blackwood, 1 Eldon Street, Greenock PA16 7UG – Tel: 01475 727362
• Moving On, Kingston House, Greenock PA15 1XX – Tel: 01475 732200
• Quarriers, 5 Plover Lane, Greenock PA16 7NX – Tel: 01475 729415