Sheltered Housing

Greenwich Hospital provides secure sheltered housing for up to 124 former Royal Navy/Royal Marine seafarers over the age of 60 and their spouses, partners, widows and widowers in three schemes located in Plymouth, Portsmouth and Greenwich.

Greenwich Hospital and The Church of England Soldiers, Sailors and Airmens Clubs (CESSAC) have worked together since the first scheme was built in 1988 to operate Greenwich Hospitals sheltered housing. In May 2012 CESSAC was accredited by the Centre for Housing & Support (CHS). This is a nationally recognised set of service standards and shows that CESSAC provides an excellent service to our tenants.

Tenancy Information

All three sites offer 1 - bedroom single or double flats built to modern standards and the tenants pay rent based on housing association rates. 
Charges generally include rent, service charge, heating, hot water, water and sewage, scheme manager support, call care alarm system and TV licences. All sites have a communal lounge with kitchen facilities for functions, a laundry, and a hairdressing salon. All sites have a passenger lift as well as fire and smoke detection systems. 

There are security systems for access backed up with security video monitoring. Some sites have individual tenant viewing of callers through their own TV sets. Guest rooms can be booked for visiting friends and family at a nominal charge for short term visits.

The formation of social clubs is actively encouraged and these offer optional involvement in events both in-house and away from the site. The schemes in Southsea and Saltash each have their own minibus for shopping trips and outings.

Flats are allocated on a basis of priority of need. Viewing should be arranged through the Scheme Managers at each location. Applications should be made to CESSAC. Tenancy offers can only be made by the CESSAC Head Office.

Contact details:

CESSAC Head Office staff

Commander Patrick Keefe RN

Mrs Gill Peckham
Assistant CEO and Director of Housing

Marika Stivanello
CESSAC/CESSAHA Head Office Manager; for initial enquiries

Address: CESSAC, 1 Shakespeare Terrace, 126 High Street, Portsmouth Hants, PO1 2RH
Telephone: 023 9282 9319


Scheme Managers:
Greenwich Court, Southsea—023 9286 3926
Greenwich Place, Saltash—017 5284 1341
Trafalgar Quarters, Greenwich—020 8858 8153