Aberford Almshouses Trust – Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.

Applicants must be retired persons from the surrounding area.

Contact Details
Michael Oakes, Clerk to the Trustees, Parlington House, Beech View, Aberford, West Yorkshire, LS25 3BX Email: clerk@aberfordalmshousestrust.org.uk

Ashtead United Charities Almshouse -1 bed flat


1 bedroom unfurnished recently refurbished ground floor flat for immediate occupancy, just off high street,communal garden space, lovely village.


Single female , 55 years plus ,  independent living ideally with Ashtead  connections.

Contact details

Apply to: Cllr Mary Cooper
Clerk Ashtead United Charities

Barlborough Hospital Trust, Barlborough, Derbyshire


Chandos Pole House is based in Barlborough, Derbyshire, and is run by the Barlborough Hospital Trust. It offers accommodation in a grade II listed building. A vacancy has arisen for a one-bed, ground floor flat. The flat contains:

The flat contains, an equipped kitchen, bathroom, day room and a large bedroom.

There is a communal entrance hall, shared laundry and communal gardens for the residents to use and maintain.


  • The charity accepts applicants of any age.
  • who are in financial need.
  • who profess the religion of the Church of England.
  • Preference is given to residents of the Parish of Barlborough – however, applicants from outside this area will be considered.


For more information and photos of the accommodation please visit:


Barlow & Ellyett Homes – Southampton, Hampshire

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

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

Contact Details
Amanda Broadgate Tel: 0754 559 3847

Barnstaple Almshouses – Devon


1 bedroom, ground floor flat


  • A couple or single person
  • Over the age of 50 years
  • Lives in Barnstaple or the surrounding five mile radius or who have a strong connection to Barnstaple.

Contact Details

For more information please contact Joanna:

Berkswell Charities – Berkswell, West Midlands


A Grade II Listed building located in the heart of the village of Berkswell. The one bedroomed flat comprises a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Suitable for couples or individuals. Large communal gardens with allotments.


The relief of poverty among the inhabitants of the Parish of Berkswell and surrounding areas.

Contact Details

Ms Louise Daintith
Tel. no 07305585770

Charity of John Scott Almshouses – Leeds


Three almshouses are available at John Scott’s Charity in Leeds.  The terraced houses are suitable for either a single person or a couple, and comprise two double bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.

  There is a small garden to the rear with access to the entire site, and a central communal garden. John Scott’s Almshouses are located in a quiet area of Leeds and are convenient for the local shops with bus routes providing access to Leeds City Centre.

Residents are appointed as licensees and a beneficiary of the charity and pay a monthly maintenance charge instead of rent.


  • Residents must be; in need, hardship or distress;
  • Have limited financial means
  • capable of independent living (with some assistance if required) at the time of taking up residence.
  • Residents are permitted one small animal with prior agreement of the Charity
  • Applicants are required to undergo a selection procedure

Contact Details

For full details and an application form please contact: Ms Emma Davis email: emma@lettersltd.uk,

tel: 01904 655200

Charity of Sir Richard Whittington, East Grinstead


1 & 2 bedroom bungalows.

The Mercers’ Company administers Whittington College almhouse as Trustee of the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington. The Almshouse offers accommodation promoting independent living for active, elderly and retired individuals.

The Mercers Company offers one and two bedroom bungalows to rent. Originally based in London the almshouses were relocated on a new site
in Felbridge, East Grinstead in 1967 with further buildings added in 1978 and 1981.
Under charity law, our residents are beneficiaries rather than tenants. There is mixture of properties which form part of a development which houses under 70 people and also includes a redesigned communal space.


To be considered, applicants must be:

  • of retirement age
  • on low incomes
  • in reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need
  • in reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs. No nursing assistance can be given by staff at Whittington College.
  • no pets.

Please note that if accommodation is offered, the applicant will be asked to countersign a letter of appointment, to confirm their understanding of the terms of conditions of appointment.

Contact details

Sadie Pharo, The Mercers Company, 6 Frederick’s Place, London, EC2R 8AB
Email: sadiep@mercers.co.uk
Tel:: 020 7776 7275

Charlotte Beaty Almshouse – Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

1 Bedroomed self-contained flat with separate bedroom, kitchen/ living room and some communal outdoor space in a grade II 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.

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 Tel.: 01234 334600

Cheltenham Almshouses & Aid – Cheltenham


A bright sunny one bedroom flat in a large house, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. 

Access to a shared communal garden, and easy access to town. 


Ladies only, as set down by the Charity’s constitution
Aged 55 or over.

Have proven total assets and savings of less than £25,000.

To be of good character, and able to live as part of a community.

Contact details

Tel: 01242 522180


Christian Union Almshouses near Edgware Road, Marylebone


Christian Union Almshouses http://harrisonhousing.org.uk/portfolio/christian-union-almshouses/  near Edgware Road, Marylebone.

One bedroomed flat on the first floor, accessible by lift. Access to communal lounge and laundry.


  • Applicants should be older single person aged 60-75 years, of the Christian faith.
  • Applicants should currently reside in, or have personal connections in any of the following London Boroughs: Westminster, Camden, Brent, Kensington & Chelsea.
  • Capable of independent living but in need of the additional support / reassurance provided by the community alarm service (Warden call system).

Contact Details

Apply to: Julia Linfoot, Operations Director, Harrison Housing

julialinfoot@harrisonhousing.org.uk 07725 554 042

City of London Almshouses, Brixton


Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8AN – One bed self-contained flats and one bed house – Sheltered Housing accommodation for people over retirement age who wish to continue living independently, with support from 24 hr emergency alarm system and Scheme Manager on site 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday


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

Contact details

The Estate Manager on T: 020 7274 1337 for general information.
For an application form, T: 020 7332 1654
or email: supported.housing@cityoflondon.gov.uk


Dyers’ Almshouses in Crawley


An almshouse is available at Dyers’ Almshouses in Crawley.  The terraced bungalow is suitable for either a single person or a couple, and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.  There is a small garden at the rear, and a central communal garden. Dyers’ Almshouses are located within a conservation area in the town centre, and are convenient for the local shops, and both Three Bridges and Crawley rail stations.

Residents are appointed as licensees and a beneficiary of the charity and pay a monthly maintenance charge instead of rent.


  • Residents must be retired
  • Limited financial means
  • capable of independent living (with some assistance if required) at the time of taking up residence.
  • We regret no pets are allowed.
  • Applicants are required to undergo a selection procedure

Contact Details

For full details and an application form please contact: Ms Clare Missen email: office@dyerscompany.com

Grantham Almshouses – Grimsby, North Lincolnshire


Comprising of a one bedroom bungalow with gas fired central heating, double-glazing, lounge, bedroom, wet room, kitchen, outside storage space and gardens at rear.


  • Couple or single person over 55
  • suitable for those on low income
  • Live within North East, Lincolnshire
  • No pets
  • No existing property owners

Contact Details

Please send stamped addressed envelope for an application form.

To be returned by 30th January 2020

Mrs K Oliver Secretary

Newchase Court Business Centre, Newchase Court, Armstrong Street, Grimsby, North Easet Lincolnshire, DN31 1XD

Tel: 01472 268890

Hurst Consolidated Charity – Richard Bigg Almshouses, Hurst, Berkshire

Richard Bigg Almshouses, Hurst


One-year old single storey, end of terrace, one-bedroom, self-contained cottage with front and rear access.

The cottage comprises a double bedroom, wet room with WC, and an open lounge/ kitchen and dining area. A fully fitted kitchen includes an electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. A communal laundry room includes a commercial washer and dryer. There is onsite parking. There are six other cottages on the site.

The village shop and post office are a five minute walk and a bus service offers access to Reading, Twyford, Winnersh and Wokingham.


To be considered applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances with a real housing need
  • In reasonably good health but capable of independent living
  • To live in the parish of Hurst or adjacent parishes
  • Key workers may be considered
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a maintenance charge instead of rent

Contact Details

Mrs Lorraine Gladdish, Clerk to the Trustees.
Phone: 07872 022321
Email: Lorraine.gladdish@btinternet.com

John Howard Nurses Home – Brighton, East Sussex

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.

The qualification for residence is for retired 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 Anna Patton

Leatherhead United Charity – Leatherhead, Surrey

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

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.: 01372 370073 email: lucharity@ymail.com

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

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

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 able to live independently.

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

March Almshouse Charity – March, Cambridgeshire


Jenyns House, The Avenue, March Cambridgeshire, PE15 9PA has a current vacancy. The apartment is a first floor one bedroom apartment in a beautiful listed building with high ceiling and generous sized rooms. It is unfurnished but does have flooring, of which the hall and living room are both new carpets.
Upon taking the property you will be visited regularly by the clerk. These are friendly visits to check on residents welfare and to identify ways the Trust can be of additional help


  • Be local to the town of March
  • Financially in need
  • Aged 55 or over
  • Able to live independently

Contact Details

Further information can be obtained by calling Mrs Lisa Moore, Clerk/Treasurer 07928692449

Old Windsor United Charities – Old Windsor, Berkshire


The Old Windsor United Charities administers The Penny Royal Almshouses; these are situated in a quiet rural location, but are only a short walk into the village. The aim is to provide convenient and comfortable accommodation in a setting which allows residents to live as independently as possible. The vacant almshouse is an unfurnished one-bedroom bungalow, with a separate sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. There is also a communal garden.


  • persons must be of limited means
  • Elderly
  • Of good character
  • To live in the Parish of Windsor
  • Preference will be given to the applicant who has resided longest in the Parish.

Contact Details

Clerk to the Trustees

Penny Royal Almshouses, 36A Crimp Hill Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2QY

Email: clerk.owuc@gmail.com

Tel: 07444486794.

Oliver Ashcombe Almshouses, Lyford OX12


The Oliver Ashcombe Almshouses’ Charitable Trust has 1 ground floor house in Lyford (OX12 0EF), near Charney Bassett, available. The unit consists of a small bedroom, a sitting room/kitchen area and a bathroom/WC.  

The Almshouses are in a beautiful rural village location with a communal garden and exterior parking but no services are provided and there is no close access to public transport. 


Terms of the charity state that tenants are to be from the local area,“elderly and of good character.” 

Contact Details

For more information, please contact Katherine Villiers at katherinevilliers@gmail.com or Caroline Milne on 01235 867 495.  References required.

Partis College Almshouses Bath Somerset BA1 3QD


One bedroom unfurnished, self-contained, substantially refurbished house with small garden.  Grade 1 listed so accommodation is not suitable for those with limited mobility.


  • For older women living on a low income and in need of an affordable home.
  • Partis College is a welcoming Christian community and is open to all (no geographical limitation.)

Contact Details

Mrs Debra Cox, Office Manager

Tel: 01225 421532

Email: admin@partiscollege.org.uk

Website: www.partiscollege.com

Peace Cottages – Hunton, Kent


Peace Cottages, Hunton, Kent. One of five almshouses in a rural setting. Suitable for single person.


  • Aged over 55,
  • Non-smoker
  • Preferably with a connection to Hunton.
    Further selection criteria may apply.

Contact Details

Liz Oliver on 01622 820200 or Roger Sawtell on 01622 820731 for an application form.

Preston Trust Homes – Newport, Shropshire


Preston Trust Homes is located in Newport, Shropshire and has a rare vacancy for a person or couple seeking an apartment.

The apartment available is on the first floor and the first floor of a modern building consisting of 14 apartments.

The apartments provide a quiet, safe and comfortable environment.

There is a lift giving access to first floor apartments.

Apartments  are unfurnished and comprise of an entrance hall, lounge, bedroom, kitchen with cooker and bathroom with walk-in shower. Other facilities include a door entry system, lifeline, fire detection equipment, telephone, television points and car parking space.

The complex is for independent living and includes a communal lounge, kitchen, laundry, landscaped gardens and visitors’ parking and is managed by a part-time Manager.


Applicants must be over 60 years of age and capable of independent living.

Contact details

Enquiries the Manager John Roberts on 01952 282050

Mobile: 07903 652416

Email: info@prestontrusthomes.org.uk

Preston Trust Homes, Newport, Shropshire


Preston Trust Homes is located in Newport, Shropshire and has a rare vacancy for a retired person or couple seeking an apartment.

The apartment available is on the first floor in a modern building and provides a quiet, safe and comfortable environment.There is a lift giving access to first floor apartments. Apartments are unfurnished and comprise of an entrance hall, lounge, bedroom, kitchen with cooker and bathroom with walk-in shower.

Other facilities include a door entry system, lifeline, fire detection equipment, telephone, television points and car parking space. The complex is for independent living and includes a communal lounge, kitchen, laundry, landscaped gardens and visitors’ parking and is managed by a part-time Manager.


  • Applicants must be over 60 years of age
  • Capable of independent living
  • Have links with Shropshire.

Contact Details

Enquiries to be addressed to the Manager John Roberts on
Tel:01952 282050
Mobile: 07903 652416
Email: info@prestontrusthomes.org.uk

Ravenstone Hospital Almshouse Charity – Ravenstone, Leicestershire


Sheltered housing: 3 ground floor flats currently available. The flats provide self-contained accommodation, for 25 women aged 50 upwards, in a delightful setting, next to the village church. Flats have a living room, kitchen, bedroom & bathroom. Residents share communal grounds/ gardens.

A warden is resident on site to provide neighbourly assistance & attend to day-to-day property maintenance issues. All flats are linked to the District Council emergency call service. The weekly charge for a flat includes heating, telephone line rental, water rates & general maintenance.


Applicants criteria:

  • Women aged 50 or over
  • Priority is given to residents of Ravenstone, Swannington & Coleorton
  • Other local ladies are very welcome to apply

Contact Details

For informal viewings, please contact the Warden or Mr Adrian Argyle, Clerk to the Trustees 34, High Street, Repton, Derby DE65 6GD.

Email: enquiries@argylefrics.co.uk Tel: 01283 701277 

Ravenstone Hospital Almshouse Charity (217605)   Feb 2020

Reading Almshouse Charity


Reading Almshouse Charity owns 3 properties in Reading, each comprising accommodation for single people or couples in one and two bedroom flats. The charity currently has vacancies at its properties in Lower Earley, Reading and on Kennet Island, Reading. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.


In order to qualify applicants must:

  • be able to live independently.
  • be in need, for example harassment, overcrowding, medical needs, social need, financial.
  • have resided within 20 miles of St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Butts, Reading for not less than three years at some stage during their lifetime before the time of appointment.
  • be of good character.

Contact details

Sheila Barnes, Senior Site Manager

Email: sheila@pentonhouse.org.uk  

Tel: 0118 9314631

Sampson’s Almshouse Charity – West Street, Farnham


A vacancy exists in one of our properties. The Almshouse has one bedroom, a living room, bathroom, kitchen and a small garden.

The Almshouses are owned by the Sampsons Almshouses Charity and administered by the Trustees of the Sampsons Almshouses Charity.


  • An older person with a connection to Farnham, who cannot afford to buy a property or pay an economic rent.
  • Residents must be capable of independent living, as there is no resident warden or carer.
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as licencees and pay a maintenance charge instead of rent


Applications are invited from those who qualify; please contact the Clerk to the Trustees on 01252 492 981 or clerksampsons@outlook.com

Selby United Charities – North Yorkshire


Selby United Charities administers The Gowthorpe Almshouses; these are situated on Gowthorpe, only a short walk into Selby town centre. Our aim is to provide convenient and comfortable accommodation in a setting which allows residents to live as independently as possible. The vacant almshouse is a compact, unfurnished one-bedroom house, with combined living room/ kitchen, one bedroom and shower room. It has recently been refurbished   Suitable for single occupancy. There is also a communal garden.

Applicants will be interviewed by The Trustees


  • To live in or previously lived in Selby or Selby District
  • To have family ties in Selby or Selby District
  • Of good character
  • To be in need of accommodation

Contact Details

Apply for an application form to:

Administrator to the Trustees
Selby United Charities
107 Gowthorpe
Selby YO8 4HD

Email: annemcox@btinternet.com

Sir William Turner’s Hospital – Kirkleatham, Redcar, Cleveland

Ground floor unfurnished apartment with private entrance, living room, kitchen, bedroom and wet room. Situated within a Grade I listed building in the picturesque village of Kirkleatham. Communal gardens, laundry, common room, Chapel and grounds. Warden service provided

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 Manager, Sir William Turner’s Hospital,1 Sir William Turner’s Court, Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 4QT
Tel: 01642 482828 , Email: swth.kirkleatham@outlook.com

St John’s Almshouse – Sherborne, Dorset

Room 4 and Room 8, both with ensuite shower room.
Shared Dining Room, Sitting Rooms, and Gardens

Pension age, good mobility to manage stairs. Independent

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

St John’s Winchester Charity – Winchester, Hampshire

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.

Be over the age of retirement.
Able to live independently.
Close associations with Winchester and/or surrounding area.
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


St Joseph’s Almshouse – Hammersmith, London


31 compact self-contained unfurnished flats comprising living room/kitchen area, bedroom and shower room with lavatory and basin.  Eight flats are in the Victorian building and the remaining 23 flats are in a purpose-built 1960s block.  The courtyard garden setting provides peace and tranquillity in a central location within easy walking distance of shops, public transport, GP surgeries and the parish church. 


  • Around 60 years and over
  • Of limited means
  • Of Roman Catholic faith
  • Able to live independently 

Contact Details

For an enquiry form or further information, please contact:

St Joseph’s Society, 42 Brook Green, London, W6 7BW

Telephone:  020 7603 9817  Email:  stjosephssociety@yahoo.co.uk

St Mary Magdalen’s & St John’s Hospital – Ripon, North Yorkshire


The above mentioned Charity has 16 single-storey dwellings for independent living within the City of Ripon, 15 of which are single occupancy and one double occupancy. All properties have a small section of garden specific to each as well as communal space offering an area to sit and enjoy. All are within walking distance of the centre where a number of shops and amenities can be found.


The Trust gives preference to persons in need aged 50 and over who have lived in Ripon or the surrounding district for at least five years, but is also prepared to consider other applicants.

Contact Details

Expressions of interest concerning current vacancies or to be added to our waiting list should be made in writing to:
Clerk/Administrator to the Trustees,
c/o Ripon Cathedral Office,
Liberty Courthouse,
Minster Road,
Please state name, age, address and telephone number

or by email to chapelsandhospitals@riponcathedral.org.uk. Alternatively, the Clerk/Administrator can be contacted on 07939 074558

St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester


One single flat available.

St Mary’s Hospital has existed on its present site since the end of the thirteenth century; not as part of a religious order but an independent Christian foundation.

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, members of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral have been the Trustees of the hospital and its endowments, and the residential accommodation has been progressively improved and increased.  In 2018, four new independent trustees were appointed to bring specialist knowledge and experience to the Board.

Four cottages were converted into almshouses in 1905 and more recently, these have been converted into three flats and a guest room; in 1986 the building of St Mary’s Lodge provided a further twelve flats, and in 2003 St Mary’s Courtyard was completed on land to the north of the medieval building, providing a further six flats as well as a staff bedsit, office accommodation and a communal meeting room for residents.


  • be elderly and of limited financial means
  • be in sufficiently good health to cook and housekeep for themselves
  • be of good character
  • have resided for the five years preceding their application in an ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Chichester, any part of which is within 15 miles of the Cathedral Church of Chichester
  • be in sympathy with the religion of the Church of England, preferably a communicant member

Appointments to view the communal areas of the complex and any apartments, when available, can be arranged by contacting the Warden – Tel: 01243 783377.

Applications are considered by the Trustees at least twice a year.  The current application deadline: 26th November 2020.

Contact Details:

For further information about admission eligibility and an application form, please contact:
Mrs Debbie Atlee, Chapter Secretary, The Royal Chantry, Chichester Cathedral, West Street, Chichester PO19 1PX.
Tel:  01243 812491.
Email: chaptersec@chichestercathedral.org.uk.

St Nicholas’ Hospital, Salisbury

St Nicholas’ Hospital is an ancient Christian foundation and now has 24 mostly single person flats. It is situated within a level walking distance of the city centre, to the south of the cathedral.


  • “persons of good character in need of assistance”
  • Over 60 but capable of independent living
  • The Hospital has a chapel and there is a daily act of worship

Contact Details
The Master, telephone 01722 340 369 or email: stnicholashospital@btconnect.com



Stone’s Court Almshouses – Oxford


Stone’s Court Almshouses is run by the Charity of Oxford and currently have a vacancy for a ground floor one bedroom flat overlooking their gardens.


To accommodate persons in need, hardship or distress and to have connections to Oxford.

Contact Details

For an application, please contact:

House Manager – 01865 247161/07521 403984


The Charterhouse (Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse), Islington, London EC1

The Charterhouse was founded as an almshouse in 1611 and today continues to provide a range of accommodation from self-contained studio to one-bedroom flats. Residents live in beautiful surroundings, with shared gardens, and eat together in the Great Hall. The Charterhouse is situated very close to Barbican and Farringdon stations.

Would I qualify to join the Charterhouse?

  • I am single
  • I am older than 60
  • I am in financial and social need. I have minimal income and capital
  • I have no significant debts (credit cards, loans or other)
  • I have no pets
  • I am able to live by myself and anticipate continuing in good physical and mental health for at least two years
  • I am keen to contribute to a community
  • UK resident for at least 2 years

Contact details
Applications welcome from those meeting the above criteria. Applicants are assessed, will visit the Charterhouse, and have formal and informal interviews.
In the first instance applicants need to fill in the form at http://www.thecharterhouse.org/joining-the-community/almshouse/ where you can also find more details of the almshouse and community.  If you have any queries please contact Hannah Crane 020 3818 8874  or email Hannah.crane@thecharterhouse.org


The Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty – Winchester, Hampshire

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.

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


The Leonard Chamberlain Trust – Sutton, Hull


Well situated, two bedroomed, first floor flat within the Sutton Village Conservation Area at 14 Kingfisher Rise, Ings Road, Sutton-on Hull, HU7 4FL. (In the former grounds of Sutton House)
Weekly charge (rent) £78.00. (For a single person or a couple, the Local Housing Allowance rate will be based on an entitlement of one bedroom and is £80.00).


  • For those aged 55 and over.
  • You must be of limited financial means and eligible for the receipt of housing benefit.
  • Residents must be capable of independent living, as there is no resident warden or carer on site.
  • No pets allowed.

Contact Details

Please contact the Secretary to the Trustees, Helen Martin:
07510 648138

Viewing appointments will be held on 17 August 2020

The Printing Charity -Basildon


4 x One double bedded flat with new double glazed doors and windows, new carpets, fitted kitchen, lounge, large wet room and hallway.

Use of communal lounge, kitchen and dining area.

Activities for those wishing to partake.

On-site support Monday to Friday 9 – 5 and weekend mornings from home management team. Out of hours community alarm service. Use of two communal laundry rooms.

Lift and stairlift.


Must have worked in print trade for at least 3 years or associated trades, or are a dependent of someone who has. Must be able to live independently when moving in.

Applicants will be asked to complete a financial assessment which covers income and assets.

Acceptance of application is based on person(s) who have the greatest need at the time of vacancies.

Contact Details

Welfare team on 01293 542820

email: support@theprintingcharity.org.uk

The Trinity Hospital Charities, Leicester


One bedroom unfurnished flat in small friendly scheme.  Suitable for single person.  Living room, bedroom, fitted kitchen and a walk-in shower room.  Laundry room, lounge, a small library and common room for social activities and meetings.  Residence and Residents Liaison Officer in attendance and emergency call system in each flat.  Guest flat available for visitors.


  • Must be over 60 years of age
  • Be able to live independently
  • You should have some connection with Leicester and have limited financial means

Contact Details

Ms D E Killingley
Clerk to the Trustees
50 Western Boulevard
Leicester   LE2 7BU

Telephone:  0116 255 4911



The United Charities of Abel Collin, Beeston, Nottingham


Abel Collin’s Homes are located in Beeston, Nottingham and have a rare vacancy for a couple to occupy a beautiful and newly refurbished 2 bedroomed house. 

The house is unfurnished and comprises of an entrance hall, brand new kitchen with induction hob and cooker, lounge, downstairs toilet, two bedrooms and a brand new wet-room on the first floor. 

The complex is managed by the Administrator and full-time Warden.  Other features of the property include:

  • an emergency pull cord, fire detection equipment and plenty of on-site parking for both residents and visitors. 
  • We also have a brand new refurbished community hall, complete with hairdressing suite and kitchen. 
  • The Warden holds weekly events for our residents, such as weekly bingo games, games nights and fish and chip lunches. 
  • Our properties are set back, amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, on Derby Road (opposite the Nurseryman restaurant and bar).
  • We also have a waiting list for bungalows and houses.


Applicants must be over 60 years of age, capable of living independently and in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.  You must also currently reside within the City of Nottingham, or the Boroughs of Broxtowe, Gedling, or Rushcliffe.


For all enquiries, please contact the Administrator, Charlotte Hughes on 0115 9224826, or by email to abelcollinsadmin@btconnect.com.

Walton on Thames Charity, Hersham, Surrey


Selection of ground and first floor one bedroomed apartments,  set in own grounds, close to local amenities.  Available to over 55’s with a strong local connection. 

  • Modern unfurnished apartments. Note, assistance may be available with furnishings or moving costs if this is a problem.
  • No deposit required
  • Beautiful communal gardens
  • Parking available
  • Scheme Manager onsite everyday
  • 24 hour alarm system
  • Maintenance provided
  • Minibus service provided
  • Activity programme provided


  • Over 55
  • Independent living
  • Strong local connection

Contact Details:

Enquiries to Scheme Managers.

  • Ring Claire on  02033280248 or
  • Emily on 02033280249.

Email: shelteredhousing@waltoncharity.org.uk

Or via website www.waltoncharity.org.uk/sheltered-housing

Whiteley Homes Trust – Walton on Thames, Surrey


At the heart of Whiteley Village, set out in an octagon around the monument to our founder, are our 262 one and two-bedroom almshouse cottages, suitable for single people and couples.

Their central location means that all are in easy reach of the multiple facilities, services, and social opportunities that our Village has to offer. The cottages are intended for those who are able to live independently. However, as residents’ needs change, our Support Team and Care at Home Teams we can offer care and support. This will enable them to remain in their home for as long as they are able and wish to.

Cottages are offered on an unfurnished basis and feature the following:
• Lounge (some of the larger cottages also have a dining area)
• Kitchen, including integrated oven & hob
• Shower and toilet
• Central heating and smoke alarms
• *A selection of cottages contain an oak dresser and other period features
* The dressers were originally made for each cottage on the instruction of William Whiteley. The oak wood was from the felled trees during the construction of the Village.
• The majority have a small garden area. (The size of this varies dependant on the property)
• * A TV aerial and phone point
* Residents are responsible for arranging their own services and managing their contracts with providers.

The Village has a Property and Estates Team who can assist with maintenance and repairs.
In addition there is an out of hours emergency call-out service for emergency repairs and welfare support.


  • Age: Male of not less than 65 years and female of not less than 60 years, as stated in the Will of William Whiteley.
  • Capital Asset Limit: Capital assets do not exceed £30,000 per person (£60,000 asset limit for couples).
  • Annual Income: £17,534.40 the equivalent of the state pension per individual living within a property. Our recent policy change reflects that Villagers are allowed to work.
  • Residency Status and time lived in the UK: Applicants are subject to ‘Right to Rent’ checks and to have confirmed that they have lived in the UK 5 years prior to the application being made.
  • Engagement in a specific area: Priority to be given to individuals or the spouses of those who have been engaged in commercial or agricultural pursuits. This reflects William Whiteley’s intentions

Contact Details:

Lisa Da Silvia – Head of Housing & Support.

Tel: 01932 550743 or email: Lisa.dasilva@whiteleyvillage.org.uk



Willingham Combined Charity, Cambridgeshire


One bedroom bungalow


To be eligible, you need to be either

  • A woman over the age of 60
  • Born in the village
  • and in need, hardship or distress


  • a person who has resided in Willingham for not less than 2 years
  • and in need, hardship and distress

Contact Details

Kassia Bunnett (Clerk)
Tel: 01954 203432

Winkfield Parochial Charities – Winkfield , Near Ascot, Windsor and Bracknell


A first floor unfurnished, one bedroom flat, with separate lounge, recently modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, and  electric cooker. A W/C / bathroom with a walk in shower. Set in a rural location, with communal gardens, in 2 blocks of four flats, near Winkfield St Mary’s Church. On the site is Popels Hall dating back to 1862 which is currently used by a pre-school during term time and with 2 let cottages attached. Parking available.


  • Single elderly women of good character
  • With limited financial means and no longer working
  • Previously living in or around the parish or having a local family connection

As we do not provide a warden residents are expected to live independently,  but there is a 24 hour emergency telephone / pendant link system attached to all flats. No pets allowed.


Richard Wyatt 07522 306988 Or email winkfieldparochialcharities@outlook.com