Hornsey Housing Trust owns and manages 385 properties within the London Borough of Haringey.
One third of our housing stock is ‘sheltered’ or ‘supported’ housing, with the remaining two thirds being ‘general needs’.
The Trust does not have any family sized accommodation. Our properties are mostly one bedroom flats and bedsits and are suitable for single people or couples.
The Trust owns and manages five purpose-built sheltered housing schemes: Abyssinia Court, Sheba Court, Palm Tree Court, Olive Tree House and Margaret Hill House.
Living in one of our sheltered schemes is designed to make life easier for our older residents who require a little more support. The sheltered schemes can accommodate wheelchair users and all flats are linked to an emergency alarm service, so that residents can call for help if needed.
Each of our sheltered schemes has a designated Support Services Officer, whose job is to manage the scheme, make regular welfare checks on residents who require them and help arrange any services residents need. Residents can also benefit from some communal facilities such as a lounge for socialising and activities, a laundry, a guest flat and a garden.
Our supported housing schemes at West Green Road and Sheba Court in Tottenham provide  flats for our residents with mental health problems or learning difficulties. Like at our sheltered schemes, residents at West Green Road and Sheba Court live independently but benefit from communal facilities at the scheme, with 24-hour on-site care and support provided by support workers from Circle-Centra.
General Needs Housing
Two thirds of the properties the Trust owns are termed as general needs. Whilst all our residents are older people, with most being over the age of 55, our general needs properties are suitable for people who do not require any special facilities or the assistance of the Support Services Officers.
Our general needs properties are located throughout the Hornsey, Crouch End, Highgate and Harringay areas of the borough and are mostly within street properties – large Victorian or Edwardian houses which have been converted into individual flats. Most general needs properties have access to a communal garden, and some have on-site laundries.