HUGGENS’S COLLEGE – Northfleet, Kent


  • An attractive almshouse complex of 30 two-bedroom bungalows set in well maintained grounds (please see
  • The College was founded in 1847. It provides sheltered accommodation at reasonable cost for single people and couples who are 60+, and not in full time employment/self-employment, who are of good character, able to live independently, of limited financial resources and recognise that Huggens’s College is a community with Christian values.
  • Applications are invited for a refurbished bungalow. We are also looking for potential applicants to go onto our waiting list as we know there will be another couple of vacancies in the near future.

Contact Details

For further details and an application form please contact the Charity and Finance Manager, Nick Kawadza.

The Wilkes Alms Charity – Leighton Buzzard

The trustees of The Wilkes Alms Charity seek applications from individuals in need of accommodation due to financial or other hardship from those who reside in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area.

Property is a bedsit located within proximity to Leighton Buzzard town centre.

To discuss further or obtain an application form, please contact Louise, our Estates Officer on M:07588 335970 or

Close of applications is 1st August 2024

Dr Smarts Trust – Scarborough, North Yorkshire

We currently have a first floor one bedroom apartment available.

Applicants must be aged over 55 years of age, able to live independently and preferably living in Yorkshire. Sorry no pets.

For further information, or to request an application form please contact the Trust Office on 01723 361949 or email

The Price Charity – Maldon, Essex

Notice is given that a vacancy exists at an almshouse of the Price Charity at 95 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex.

Under the terms of the bequest administered by the Charity, applicants must be:

  • not less than 65 years of age,
  • of good character and
  • have resided in the former Borough of Maldon (which includes Heybridge) for not less than ten years in total.
  • Also under the terms of the Charity, preference will be given to applicants, so qualified, who are widows.

For an application form, email the Clerk to the Trustees at or write to the Clerk to the Trustees, The Price Charity, Rosewood The Furze Main Road Mundon, Essex, CM9 6PU.

Richard Bigg Almshouse – Hurst, Berkshire

A mid terrace, two storey, self-contained cottage with front and rear access built in 2019 designed to accommodate a couple.

The cottage comprises 1-2 double bedrooms, two wet rooms with wc’s and an open plan lounge/kitchen with dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted with an electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. An onsite 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

Mrs Lorraine Gladdish, Clerk to the Trustees
Phone: 0787 2022321

Romsey Municipal Charities – Kents Almshouses, Middlebridge Street, Romsey

One bedroom first floor unfurnished flat (with stair lift)

Situated in a small friendly scheme for a single female only of retirement age and with a connection to Romsey

Access to well-maintained gardens and in walking distance of Romsey town centre

Residents must be able to live independently as no care is provided by the charity

Applicants should be in housing, financial or other significant need

No pets are allowed and no smoking on any part of the site

Application form and further details available from:

Charity Administrator to Kents:

or post an enquiry to:  Mrs Carolyn Finch, Charity Administrator,

Kents Almshouses, c/o Romsey Town Hall, 1 Market Place, Romsey SO51 8YZ

Deadline for applications:  Monday 1st July 2024

The Thomas Watson Cottage Homes – High Barnet, North London


We offer one- and two-bedroom cottages in a delightfully tranquil setting but well connected to the London Tube.


Persons who have worked in the freight industry in any capacity.

You need to be of retirement age and in housing need.

Contact Details


Tel: 0208449 3032

Sarah Baker SHM 07900657973

SPEAR Housing – Barnes, SW13

Discover your new home in the heart of the picturesque Barnes village! The Spear Endowment Trust (SET) is a charitable Trust that has a charming 2-bedroom flat, perfect for adults seeking a tranquil yet convenient living space.


Spacious bedrooms: Two generously sized bedrooms, perfect for a comfortable living arrangement.
Lovely Area Nestled in the sought-after area of Barnes, enjoy the serene atmosphere and community feel.
Communal Gardens: Relax and unwind in the beautifully maintained communal gardens, a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.
Shared Washing Machine Facility: Conveniently shared washing machine facility for all residents.
Secure Access:  Benefit from a communal door with secure entry, and your own locked letter box.
Single-Level Living: The flat is situated on one level, accessible via a flight of stairs.
Inclusive Utilities: Heating and hot water are included in the rent, offering you additional peace of mind
Ideal for mature residents: Preferably suited for someone over 60 or two adults over 60 sharing.

Local Amenities:

Transport: Excellent transport links with easy access to central London.
Shops & Cafés: Close proximity to a variety of shops, cafés, and restaurants.
Parks & Recreation: Enjoy nearby parks and recreational areas for a peaceful lifestyle.

Please contact Karene for more information  

Netherton Cottage Homes – West Yorkshire

Are you, or someone you know in the Netherton area, over 60 and needing low-cost accommodation?

An Almshouse unfurnished bed sit has become available in Netherton which is suitable for a single person/couple (sorry no children).  Must be able to live independently. 

The properties were left as a gift to the residents of Netherton, South Crosland and Beaumont Park) in need of low-cost rental accommodation for people with limited financial means.  The total payment is the weekly maintenance contribution, which is £250 each quarter, payable in advance.

We welcome applicants from adjoining Parishes, Armitage Bridge, Crosland Moor, Honley, Lockwood, Meltham and Newsome, but priority would be given to residents of Netherton, South Crosland and Beaumont Park, Huddersfield.

If you feel you fit the criteria, please contact our Secretary Gillian on 01484 665777 or Chair Martyn on 01484 666325 for an application form. 

Applications to be received by 30 June 2024.

Enjoy a wonderful nautical retirement at Mariners’ Park – Liverpool

The Nautilus Mariners’ Park Estate in Wallasey is a unique place to live, where former seafarers can share memories and camaraderie in their retirement years with others who have experienced life at sea.

Founded some 160 years ago, Mariners’ Park Estate now forms part of the care and support services provided by the Nautilus Welfare Fund − a registered charity administered by Nautilus International. The Fund offers a range of specialist services to support retired seafarers and their dependants in need.

That includes a variety of independent living accommodation, a care home and home care services. The specialist accommodation means retired mariners and their dependants can be surrounded by like-minded neighbours, and have access to a full range of support services to enable a long, safe, and happy retirement.

The Mariners’ Park Estate comprises 122 homes − including apartments, bungalows and houses, and a 36-bedroom Care Home.

We are specialists in supporting seafarers in their retirement and provide a range of housing options for rent. Properties are available now, with both one and two bedrooms.

Located on the banks of the River Mersey, Mariners’ Park is set in 16 acres of idyllic parkland with stunning views of the iconic Liverpool skyline.

The park promotes independent living, and if you require care, you can be supported in your own home. There is also a care home onsite which offers a higher level of support.

You will be part of a community that looks after one another, and retired seafarers who served at any rank are eligible to apply to live at the Park. You just have to demonstrate a substantial career at sea. We also consider applications from widowed applicants whose spouse was at sea.

Residents enjoy regular social events and can access a home care service to help with shopping, cleaning and other needs.

All accommodation comes fitted with a community alarm system, and emergency support is available 24 hours a day.

Facilities available to residents include communal social areas, a laundry, a hairdresser’s salon, a gym and a games room.

‘I just feel very privileged to be living here in Mariners’ Park’

‘Peaceful. quiet, secluded, a good atmosphere’

‘Mariners’ Park is tranquil and peaceful. As soon as I enter the park I feel safe and secure’

‘Here on the park you can enjoy the company of other residents and become involved in the various activities on offer, or if you prefer you can stretch out on your sofa and enjoy a good book’

To arrange a visit to Mariners’ Park, email or call 0151 346 8840. There is more information at

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