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Almshouse Vacancies by County

John Howard Nurses Home
Brighton

Accommodation
Self contained studio cottages, designed for independent living, in private grounds. There is a guest flat available for residents visitors, laundry room and communal lounge.

Criteria
The qualifications needed for residence gives priority for retired persons and their former nurses (or those who have worked in the caring profession) who are no longer in paid employment.

Contact Details
Graves Son and Pilcher on 01273 321123 and ask for Pauline Reed

Whiteley Homes Trust
Walton on Thames

Accommodation
A vibrant community in a village setting with various properties including 1 & 2 bedroom cottages and Extra Care apartments. Care and support staff on site to assist with all aspects of daily living

Criteria
No geographical or work related criteria. Applicants must be over state retirement age, of limited means, and currently residing in the UK

Contact Details
01932 842360

Website
www.whiteleyvillage.org.uk

Taunton Heritage Trust
Taunton

Accommodation
Four one-bedroomed flats in Taunton town centre locations, ground and first floor. All fully refurbished with shower rooms and heating. Warden assistance and communal laundry facilities included.

Criteria
Must be 60 years of age or over. Applicants in financial need, usually in receipt of or eligible for housing benefit. Should have some connection with Taunton, Somerset

Contact Details
Telephone 01823 335348 Email: info@tauntonheritagetrust.org.uk

Website
www.tauntonheritagetrust.org.uk

Peterborough Almshouse Trust
Peterborough

Accommodation
Ground Floor Flat
Kitchen, lounge, single bedroom, bathroom

Criteria
Must be over 60 years of age
Be able to live independently
You should have lived in Peterborough for the past 5 years or have family who have lived here for the past 10 years
You should be in need, hardship or distress

Peterborough Almshouse Trust
Stephenson Court
Manager’s Office
Granby Street
Peterborough
PE1 5DW

Contact Details
Helen Buxton Tel No: 01733 561065 Email: helen.buxton@peterboroughalmshousetrust.org.uk

Pathways Trust
West, North, South East London and also a number of properties in Gillingham, Kent

Accommodation
Our properties are mainly one bedroom but we do have some studio properties.
Our waiting lists for all properties are now open.

Criteria
You must be able to live independently.
You would also need to satisfy the geographical and age criteria relating to the scheme/area you are interested in.
Please refer to our Website www.YourPathways.org.uk where you can find a full description of each of our schemes.
Alternatively, you can call our offices on 0300 123 2203 and ask to speak to one of our Housing Officers for further information.”

Contact Details
Jo Giddings, Housing Officer, Pathways, First Floor, St James House, 105-113 The Broadway, London W13 9BE Tel : 0300 123 2203

Website
www.yourpathways.org.uk

Barlow & Ellyett Homes
Southampton

Accommodation
Unfurnished one bedroom flat for independent living in quiet secure location, resident warden, laundry room, communal room, secluded garden

Criteria
For single ladies over 55 years, non smokers, no pets

Contact Details
For more information and application form telephone Amanda Broadgate 0754 559 3847

Sir William Turner's Hospital
Kirkleatham, Redcar

Accommodation
Large 1st floor unfurnished apartment with private entrance, stair lift, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room. Lovely views to the courtyard and communal gardens. Situated within a Grade I listed building in the picturesque village of Kirkleatham. Communal gardens, laundry, common room, Chapel and grounds. Warden Service provided.

Criteria
Must be over 60 years of age and able to live independently. Singles and couples considered, but must have an identifiable need which may be financial, medical or social. All applicants individually assessed.
No pets allowed.

Contact Details
The Clerk, Sir William Turner’s Hospital,1 Sir William Turner’s Court, Kirkleatham,Redcar. TS10 4QT Tel: 01642 482828 Email: swth.kirkleatham@btinternet.com

Thorner’s Homes
Southampton

Accommodation
Unfurnished one bedroom flats for single occupancy and independent living in secure, central location. Resident Scheme Manager, communal gardens, laundry room, lounge, guest room available for visitors.

Criteria
Widows or single ladies aged 55 years and over with limited financial means.
The Trustee Board will then take into account the applicant’s financial circumstances and their housing and social needs.
References and GP medical report may be obtained.

Contact Details
Telephone: 023 80636773 Email : enquiries@thorners.org.uk

Website
www.thorners.org.uk

Hillier Almshouses
Guildford

Accommodation
Self-contained ground floor studios. Full time warden (Mon – Fri)/emergency out of hours alarm. Walking distance to station and town centre.

Criteria
Ladies only 60+

Contact Details
Val Richards - 01483 533317

The John Moreton Homes
Cottenham

Accommodation
A one-bedroom house is available at a modest rent with the use of a large communal garden. Recently refurbished, it comprises sitting room/dining room,
bathroom, kitchen with cooker & hob and an upstairs bedroom with en suite toilet and basin

Criteria
Applications will be considered from persons aged over 60 on low income who live in the Parish or from an aged relative of a parishioner who would like to move into the Parish to be near their family.
Residents are expected to be independent and able to look after themselves, although a mobile warden scheme is available.

Contact Details
Please call 01954 250387 for an application form.

Website
www.cottenhamcharities.co.uk

The United Charities of Abel Collin
Beeston

Accommodation
Modern one bedroom bungalows with wetroom or bathroom on a 5-acre private site. Some properties have a small garden.

Criteria
Applicants must be 60+, able to live independently, be receiving or eligible for housing benefit, and live in the City of Nottingham or boroughs of Broxtowe, Rushcliffe or Gedling

Contact Details
Mrs Janice Avery, Administrator, on 0115 9224826 (Monday-Thursday mornings) or email abelcollinsadmin@:btconnect.com

Website
www.abelcollins.org.uk

Partis College
Bath

Accommodation
1 and 2 bedroom unfurnished, self-contained, Grade 1 listed accommodation with small garden. Not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Criteria
For older, independent women living on a low income and in need of safe and affordable homes. Partis College is a welcoming Christian community with no geographical limitations for applicants.

Contact Details
To apply, please contact our Administration Officer Mrs Debra Cox on 01225 421532 or email: admin@partiscollege.org.uk

Website
www.partiscollege.com

Barton and Royle Homes
Turvey - Bedfordshire

Accommodation
Barton and Royle Homes is situated on the outskirts of the village of Turvey in Bedfordshire. The accommodation is a self-contained one bedroom bungalow designed for independent living and suitable for older single people or couples. The complex has 26 bungalows, a Community Hall and a Guest Bungalow for friends and relatives. Warden assistance is provided and an emergency call system

Criteria
Older people capable of independent living and who were born in, or who are resident in, or in some way associated with the Borough of Bedford or the Parish of Turvey.

Contact Details
Lyn Davis, Clerk to the Trustees, Tel No : 01234 751460 email : lynmdavis@btinternet.com

The Almshouse Charities, Boyne Hill
Maidenhead - Berkshire

Accommodation
Vacancy in Grade 2 listed building arising early June 2017. First-floor, bed-sitting room with own kitchen and bathroom.

Criteria
Only local ladies aged over 60 should apply.

Contact Details
Telephone the clerk 01628 634012 and leave message on the answerphone if necessary

Thatcham Parochial Almshouse Charity
Thatcham - Berkshire

Accommodation
ONE BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR FLAT

Vacancy

The charity has a compact, one bedroom first floor flat becoming available shortly which is suitable for a single person over the age of 55 years. There is an accessible entrance to the building and a stair lift to the upper flats from the entrance hall.
The flat is self-contained, unfurnished and carpeted and consists of its own front door, hallway, living room, fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower).
The charity provides a cooker, fridge and washing machine.
There is an enclosed rear garden for the use of the residents of the flats.

Criteria
Applicants must currently live in Thatcham, Greenham, Cold Ash or Midgham –The Ancient Parish of Thatcham. Priority will be given to the applicant with the greatest housing need.

Application forms and further information available upon request from :

Contact Details
Mrs. J. Davis, Clerk to the Trustees Council Offices, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, Berks. RG18 3HFTel: (01635) 863351 or Email: thatchamcharities@btinternet.com

Charlotte Beaty Almshouse
Newport Pagnell - Buckinghamshire

Accommodation
1 Bedroomed self-contained flat with separate bedroom, kitchen/ living room and some communal outdoor space in a grade 11 listed property. Some parking available if you are a car owner / driver. There is no warden on site but a 24-hour alarm system is fitted in the property.

Criteria
Individuals aged 55+ who are inhabitants of the parish of Newport Pagnell preference will be given to members of the United Reform Church in Newport Pagnell.

Contact Details
Catherine Crook-01234 334600

William Holmes Almshouses
Ripley - Derbyshire

Accommodation
1 bedroomed bungalow

Criteria
Applicants must be over 60 & be a resident of Ripley

Contact Details
Gerry Fryer, Clerk, 01332 514981 or 0774 717 3774

St John's Almshouse
Sherborne - Dorset

Accommodation
Room 14 & Room 15 both with en suite shower room.
Flat (Room 7) - 3 rooms and shower room.
Shared Dining Room,Sitting Rooms, and Gardens

Criteria
Pension age, good mobility to manage stairs. Independent

Contact Details
St John's House 01935 813245 email : assistantmanagers@hotmail.co.uk

Lygon Almshouses
313-321 Fulham Palace Road, - Greater London

Accommodation
40 Self-contained 1 bedroom flats in a 2 storey purpose built building arranged around a communal garden. There is a lift available for first floor flats. Lygon House is supported by a scheme manager who lives onsite.

2 guest rooms, Laundry room, Communal Lounge with satellite TV.

Well placed for public transport, shops and parks

Criteria
For married couples or single person of limited financial means who live in the old Metropolitan Borough of Fulham. Priority is given to applicants who are on or near retirement age. Applicants must be oable to live independently.

Contact Details
Please call 020 7731 6311 for an application form or email aclygonarmshouses@hotmail.com

St John's Winchester Charity
Winchester - Hampshire

Accommodation
One bedroom unfurnished ground and first floor flats, suitable for single person or couple, separate sitting room, kitchen, shower room. All flats situated in town centre.
Communal gardens, laundry rooms, community room for social events. 24 hour warden. Guest flat available for visitors.
No parking or pets.

Criteria
1. Be over the age of retirement.
2. Able to live independently.
3. Close associations with Winchester and/or surrounding area.
4. Limited financial means.

The Trustee Board will then take into account the applicant’s financial circumstances and their housing and social needs.
References and GP medical report will be obtained.

Contact Details
Email: office@stjohnswinchester.co.uk Download application from website: www.stjohnswinchester.co.uk or telephone 01962-854226

Website
www.stjohnswinchester.co.uk

The Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty
Winchester - Hampshire

Accommodation
The Hospital, with a Christian Foundation, is situated a mile south of Winchester. Each resident lives independently in a one bedroom unfurnished ground or first floor flat. Set in Grade I listed buildings with communal gardens, laundry, common room and Chapel. A Warden Service is provided. No pets allowed.

Criteria
Applicants must be single men over state retirement age and able to live independently. Must have an identifiable need such as financial, social or spiritual.

Contact Details
Clerk to the Trustees, The Hospital of St Cross, St Cross Road, Winchester, SO23 9SD Tel : 01962 878218 or email office@hospitalofstcross.co.uk

Website
www.hospitalofstcross.co.uk

Sevenoaks Almshouse Charity
Sevenoaks TN13 1HS - Kent

Accommodation
Spacious one bed flats within grade 2* ragstone buildings.
Lounge /diner, large bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. Community room and laundry. Pretty gardens.
Conveniently located 5 minute walk from Sevenoaks town.

Criteria
Over 60
Living or lived locally
Limited financial means
Must be able to look after yourself

Contact Details
Clerk to the Trustees, c/o Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU

Website
www.sevenoaksalmshouses.org

Sevenoaks Almshouse Charity
Sevenoaks Weald TN14 6PB - Kent

Accommodation
One bed cottages.
Lounge/diner, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. Small gardens
Beautiful rural village setting 2 miles from Sevenoaks.

Criteria
Over 60
Living or lived locally
Limited financial means
Must be able to look after yourself

Contact Details
Clerk to the Trustees, c/o Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU

Website
www.sevenoaksalmshouses.org

Hospital of Sir John Hawkins
Chatham - Kent

Accommodation
A ground-floor one bedroom flat with its own separate kitchen and shower room/WC

Criteria
A needy or disabled person (able to care for self) who has served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the WRNS, Queen Alexandra's RN Nursing Service, the Army, the RAF, or who has served and been mobilised for active service in any of the Reserve Forces, or the RFA or the Merchant Navy, or who has been employed in the construction, maintenance, repair and re-fitting of ships in the Royal Dockyards.

Contact Details
Susan Fairlamb, Clerk Administrator, hawkinshospital@yahoo.co.uk 07771 530951

Website
www.hawkinshospital.org

St John's Hospital
Canterbury - Kent

Accommodation
1 bedroomed 1st floor flat (accessible via stair lift)

Includes a sitting room, kitchen bedroom and shower room

Criteria
Applicants are required to
• be over 60 years of age
• have a Canterbury connection
• in some form of need, not necessarily financial
Sorry no pets

Contact Details
Please contact the Bursar. (mornings) Tele: 01227 781757 Email: gatehousestjohns@aol.com

Skinners' Almshouse Charity
Heston, Hounslow - London

Accommodation
One-bedroom unfurnished ground and first floor flats in small friendly scheme. Suitable for single person or couple, separate living room, fitted kitchen, bathroom. Courtyard and attractive gardens, laundry room and common room for social activities and meetings. Resident Warden, Assistant Warden and emergency call system in each flat. Guest flat available for visitors.

Criteria
1. 60+
2. Able to live independently.
3. In need of sheltered accommodation.
4. Limited financial means.

Contact Details
Martin Webber, Almshouse Administrator 020 7213 0572 Tues-Thurs, martin.webber@skinners.org.uk

Website
www.theskinnerscompany.org.uk (click on Skinners’ Homes).

Pathways
Haringey - London

Accommodation
1 Bed ground floor Bungalow

Criteria
Must have lived in Haringey for a year prior to application. Must be 60 plus at the time of application

Contact Details
Pathways:-telephone 02085797411 or website details are www.yourpathways.org.uk

Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd
Putney - London

Accommodation
Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd has opened its waiting list. We are based in Wandsworth, London.
Our typical accommodation is a studio flat which comprises of one room plus a small kitchen with cooker and fridge/freezer, a shower room, parking on the street (with a council residents’ parking permit), secluded communal gardens and the use of communal laundry room.

Criteria
We are a small organisation that offers accommodation only to single
women aged 50 + years.

Our criteria is as follows:
1. You must be able to live independently.
2. Have limited financial means.
3. Have no pets.

While most residents will be retired, the organisation recognises that some residents may need to work full or part time.

Contact Details
The Housing Officer, Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd., 6 St. Simon’s Ave., London SW15 6DU. sorophousingofficer@gmail.com

City of London Almshouses
Brixton - London

Accommodation
One bed self-contained flats and one bed house

Criteria
Be aged 66 or over, living in Greater London OR have worked in the City for a period of 5 years in the 12 months prior to application OR have a child or sibling living in the City of London or London Borough of Lambeth

Contact Details
City of London Housing Needs Team 020 7332 1237

Dr Smart's Trust
Scraborough - North Yorkshire

Accommodation
Unfurnished first floor, self-contained 1 bedroom apartment, the rent is £700 per month which includes heating, lighting, lunchtime two course meal, other provisions to make your own snacks, cleaning, maintenance and parking space.
There are beautiful communal gardens that are looked after by our resident gardener, so you can relax and enjoy your retirement.

Criteria
Aged over 55

Contact Details
Telephone the housekeeper on 01723 361949 any morning during the week.

High Ercall Hospital
Near Shrewsbury - Shropshire

Accommodation
One bedroom centrally heated cottage

Criteria
Applications are invited for occupation of an almshouse by local people who have a housing need.

Contact Details
For application form contact Doolittle & Dalley Telephone 01746 763336

Victoria Almshouses
Reigate & Redhill - Surrey

Accommodation
Semi detached bungalows with living room, bedroom, kitchen and shower room. Also a flat comprising living room with kitchen area, bedroom and shower room. All properties are centrally heated with double glazing and have been insulated to current standards. The Almshouses are set in their own grounds and the bungalows benefit from small gardens. Bus routes pass close to the properties. A warden is based on site at Reigate.

Criteria
Residents will be considered who meet the following criteria:

1. Aged 55 or over when first admitted.

2. Have an acute housing need.

3. Have a close connection to the borough through the length of time that they or close relatives have lived in the borough.

4. Whilst most residents will be retired the Governors recognize that some residents may wish to continue in part time employment.

5. Capable of independent living and who would benefit from the support of the Almshouse community.

Contact Details
The Clerk to the Governors, Peter Turner. Tel: 01737 217745 or email: peter.turner113@ntlworld.com

Website
www.victoriaalmshouses-surrey

Dorking Charities
Dorking - Surrey

Accommodation
One-bedroom flat and studio flat available. The Almshouses are set in their own grounds and are close to Dorking town centre. A warden is based on site and an emergency call system is available.

Criteria
Applications are invited from elderly persons, able to live independently, who have, or are currently, living in the Dorking/Westcott/Holmwood area and have a housing need.

Contact Details
Clerk to the Trustees, Trevor Haylett. Tel: 01306 884507 or email: drkcharity@gmail.com

Leatherhead United Charity
Leatherhead - Surrey

Accommodation
The Charity is situated in Leatherhead. There are 30 flats on four sites. Stenning Court, Skeet House and the Church Walk properties are a short walk from the town centre. Homefield is situated in Forty Foot Road. All are in a setting that promotes and allows residents to live independently. Our flats provide security, and are linked to an emergency call centre. Also, there is a warden who oversees the welfare of the residents
Currently we have a first floor studio flat, with separate bathroom and kitchen. The accommodation is in Skeet House available unfurnished, with white goods

Criteria
Over 55s capable of independent living and who are resident within the District of Mole Valley.

Contact Details
Viktoria Toth, Clerk to the Trustees, Tel No : 01372 370073 email : lucharity@ymail.com

The Priceholme Trust
Ardingley - West Sussex

Accommodation
Priceholme is made up of 12 one bedroom and 10 studio bungalows overlooking a courtyard, and set in spacious grounds. We have a one bedroom bungalow available june 2017

Criteria
Although originally for those with an agricultural / horticultural background, anybody who is over 60 and of limited means is eligible, with priority given to those with a local connection.

Contact Details
Please contact the Scheme Manager: priceholme1@btconnect.com or 01444 892419

Website
www.thepriceholmetrust.weebly.com

The United Charities of Nathaniel Waterhouse & John Mackintosh Memorial Homes
Halifax - West Yorkshire

Accommodation
Self contained flat, warden supported in a safe and secure environment. In a convenient location with peaceful gardens.

Criteria
Applicants must live in Calderdale and be over 60 years of age. Applicants must be able to live independently. Preference will be given to those in greatest need.

Contact Details
The Warden, Waterhouse Homes, Harrison Road, Halifax HX1 2AZ Tel: 01422 352386

Waterhouse and Mackintosh Homes
Halifax - West Yorkshire

Accommodation
One bedroomed flats

Criteria
Over 60 and either resident or with strong connections to the ancient parish of Halifax, virtually equivalent to the boundary of Calderdale MBC

Contact Details
John and Carol Bassinder, The Warden’s House,Waterhouse Homes, Harrison Road, Halifax HX1 2AZ. 01422 352386 johnandcarolbassinder@gmail.com

Aberford Almshouses Trust
Leeds - West Yorkshire

Accommodation
Self contained unfurnished flat, designed for independent living, in private grounds. A guest flat is available for resident’s visitors. Laundry room, communal lounge and communal gardens. Limited parking available. No pets.

Criteria
The qualifications needed for residence gives priority for retired persons from the surrounding area.

Contact Details
Michael Oakes, Clerk to the Trustees, Parlington House, Beech View, Aberford, West Yorkshire, LS25 3BX