Extra care housing

New forms of sheltered housing and retirement housing have been pioneered in recent years, to cater for older people who are becoming more frail and less able to do everything for themselves. These are known as extra care, very sheltered or assisted living developments (or schemes). Most properties in these schemes will suit less mobile people and wheelchair users, and bathrooms particularly will be designed to make it easier for assistance to be offered. Schemes usually have their own care staff and provide one or more meals each day, if required.

Location of schemes

There is an extra care scheme run by Bield Housing at Johnny Moat Place, Prestonpans EH32 9JD. For more details, please go to the Bield Housing website.


Abbeyfield Scotland offers meals and supported housing to people who living in a small retirement property. More information is available about Abbeyfield in Haddington and North Berwick on their website.