Hornsey Housing Trust owns and manages 394 properties within the London Borough of Haringey.
A variety of properties
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 tenants 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 tenants 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 tenants who require them and help arrange any services tenants need. Tenants can also benefit from some communal facilities such as a lounge for socialising and activities, a laundry, a guest flat and a garden.
We work closely with Richmond Fellowship on our supported housing scheme at West Green Road in Tottenham. And we also work with Vibrance for Sheba Court in Tottenham, providing 22 flats across the two schemes for our tenants with mental health problems or learning difficulties. Like at our sheltered schemes, tenants 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.
General needs housing
Two thirds of the properties the Trust owns are termed as general needs. Whilst all our tenants 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.