Portland Street is a residential home catering for 5 young people aged 15 years and upwards. We are based in a large 6 bedroom Georgian town-house situated in the heart of Leith and typical placement length is between 1 and 2 years. We have a staff team of 11 and there are 2 members of staff on at all times. Our referrals mainly come from the Housing and Support and Over 12s panels facilitated by the City of Edinburgh Council.
Portland Street Staff team, in partnership with residents, parents/carers and social workers will provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the personal and social development of our young people.
At Portland Street our aim for the young people we work with is to focus on developing social and emotional capabilities, the ability to function in important ways, to create valuable outcomes and to enable them to navigate choices and challenges. Our objective is to do this by providing a safe supportive environment with the emphasis on building relationships which will carry on until adulthood.