Richard Bigg Almshouse – Hurst

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

John Lane Almshouses (Managed by Wycombe Almshouses) – Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


I bed semi-detached bungalow.

Would suit single or couple

1 double Bedroom


Shower room

Kitchen (with hob, oven, extractor fan, fridge/freezer)

Private garden (we employ a gardener)

Off-Street parking

Gas central heating

Close to High Wycombe town centre


Age 50 plus

High Wycombe Connection

Contact Details

We are looking to interview in March, property will be available from April (approx.)

Please apply to Wycombe Almshouses email, post or telephone


Tel: 01494 472744


Paul Turner (Almshouses Manager)

Wycombe Almshouses

The Office, 13 Chichester Close

High Wycombe HP13 6AU

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

Click here for brochure.

Merton United Charities – Merton, London

First floor, one bedroom self-contained flat in an Almshouse within the Merton Park conservation area.

Single occupancy only. Unfurnished with separate kitchen and bathroom. Utility costs are the responsibility of the resident, and a Weekly Maintenance Contribution (rent) is payable. 

Shared quiet garden. No other communal facilities.

A Single female not less than 55 years of age and of limited means (you are likely to qualify for housing benefit) and must have lived in the London Borough of Merton for at least 2 years prior to applying.

No healthcare is provided so you must be able to live independently. The flat is accessed by stairs to the first floor.

No pets.

For an application form, please email the Clerk to Trustees at

Betenson Almshouses – Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent

  • One Double bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Wet Room Shower
  • Separate WC
  • Lounge / Diner
  • Ground Floor
  • Of poor disposition
  • Over 55 yrs of age
  • Living or known in the Ancient parish of Wrotham

Expressions of interest to the Clerk in the first instance:

The Clerk
Rookery Dene
Long Mill Lane
St Marys Platt
Kent TN15 8NA

Dr Smarts Trust – Scarborough

We currently have a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment available for couples.

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 Hartley Trust – Oxford

We currently have a first floor 2 bedroom apartment available in a village location just outside the City centre.  We will consider single applicants or couples.

Applicants must be aged over 60 years of age, able to live independently and living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire. Sorry no pets

For further information, or to request an application form please contact the Trust Office on 01635 551530, email or visit our website

Roger Manwood  Trust Almshouses – Canterbury, Kent

Two houses: each with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Lounge, kitchen and toilet on ground floor.

  • Aged 50+
  • lived in Canterbury or district for at least 3 years.
  • single person, or couple, looking for suitable accommodation, but with limited finances.

Administration Assistant or phone 07592 968036

Barton & Royle Homes, Turvey, Bedfordshire

Barton & Royle Homes is situated in a private close on the outskirts of Turvey in Bedfordshire. Our accommodation provides 26 self-contained one bedroomed bungalows, designed for older single people or couples to live independently. We have a Community Hall and a Guest Bungalow on site for use by family and friends. There is also a part time on-site Warden and an out of hours emergency call facility in all the bungalows. We currently have a bungalow available, offering one reception room, one bedroom, kitchen and wetroom.

To qualify for our charity, you must be:

  • over the age of 55
  • capable of independent living;
  • able to demonstrate a social or financial need
  • have an association with either the Parish of Turvey or the Borough of Bedford.

Further information and an application pack can be requested from Sue Newman, Clerk to the Trustees at or by telephoning 07846 879444

Partis College, Bath

Partis College currently have three available vacancies


1- bedroom apartment, a 1-bedroom house and a 2- bedroom house, all unfurnished.


Single women over the age of 50 years old.

Must be reasonably fit due to stairs and garden.

In financial and/or housing need.

No geographical limitations.

Contact Details

If you are interested please contact the Office Manager

Tel: 01225 421532 between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm, or Email