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:

Christian Union Almshouses near Edgware Road, Marylebone


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 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:


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 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


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