Harlow Poors Charities – Churchgate Street, Old Harlow, Essex

Harlow Poors Charities have a vacancy for a Godsafe Almshouse in Churchgate Street, Old Harlow, Essex.

We manage 14 Almshouses and have a vacancy for a retirement one bedroom flat, for independent living as there are no staff on site and any support will need to be provided by family, friends or social services.

First floor flat, accessible via outside staircase or lift. One bedroom, lounge, kitchen and wet room with walk in shower, generally unfurnished  apart from cooker and hob, water rates included. Properties have the use of communal gardens and can subscribe to a laundry room for a weekly fee. Careline (the community alarm system) is provided, as long as you have your own landline.

You need to meet the following criteria:

  • you must be single and over 55 years,
  • must have a past or present connection with Harlow,
  • must be reasonably fit as personal care is not provided,
  • you must be in either a social, financial or housing need and should be eligible for housing benefit as the main aim of the Almshouses is to help those in a financial need,
  • you must not own or be able to own your own property.

The vacant property will be for available for immediate occupancy and will be allocated by Trustees on the basis of housing and financial need following interview of shortlisted applicants.

If you are interested, please contact the Clerk to Trustees for forms and further information:
Email: Contactgodsafe@virginmedia.com
Phone: 07496 655062

(Please note the Clerk works part time hours but will contact you as soon as possible).


Wisbech Charities 20487 – King John’s House – Cambridgeshire

Bedsit flats available


  • 1x self-contained, unfurnished bedsits available, with separate kitchen, shower and communal outdoor space. Near town centre and amenities.
  • £416 per month – Heating and water included.
  • 1x self-contained, unfurnished bedsits available, with separate kitchen, shower and communal outdoor space. Near town centre and amenities.
  • £372.30 per month – Water included.

Applicants will be interviewed by trustees of the Charity


  • Over 60 years of age
  • Must be able to live independently
  • Single individuals ONLY for each property; living in and around the Wisbech Area with a genuine need for accommodation that cannot be met through other means.


For more information and to request an application form call or email the Charity

House Manager on

01945 581370 Email: wisbechcharities@gmail.com

Harrison Housing – Waltham Abbey, Essex


Francis Greene House, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1BP


Two  one bedroomed flats on the ground and first floor. The first floor is accessible by lift. Access to communal lounge and laundry.


  • We would welcome applications from older women, over state retirement pension age. They should be resident in the Epping Forest District Council area. If we do not receive a suitable application from a woman we will offer this accommodation to a single man.
  • Applicants should be capable of independent living but in need of the additional support / reassurance provided by the community alarm service (Warden call system).

The maintenance contribution on the flats are £197.47 per week, excluding bills.

Contact Details

Apply to: Julia Linfoot, Housing Director, Harrison Housing

julialinfoot@harrisonhousing.org.uk 07725 554 042