Cleaves Almshouses Kingston upon Thames United Charities

Accommodation

One-bedroomed, ground floor at a modest weekly maintenance contribution,  with shared use of large garden

There is a part time manager on site with Careline services for out of hours cover. Use of communal gardens. Trustees will welcome applications from a single person or a couple.

Criteria

  • In housing need – in temporary or very unsuitable accommodation or facing eviction
  • Of modest means – this may mean eligible for Housing Benefit
  • 60 years or older
  •  Living in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames or with links to the Borough  
  • Capable of independent living – able to look after yourself and your home, if necessary, with help from friends, family or social services.
  • Aware of the need for give and take when living in close proximity to others.  

Contact Details

Clerk to Trustees: Shanthini Shanmugaguru

clerk@cleavesalmshouses.co.uk or by text message to

07714 292408

For an application pack.

To view the property contact the Manager on 07901 923001 on weekday mornings


Barlow and Ellyett Homes Shirley, Southampton

Accommodation

We currently have a vacancy in our almshouse in Shirley Southampton.

The flat is on the first floor and overlooks a well kept garden. It benefits from a lounge, kitchenette, one bedroom and shower room.  In addition there is a communal lounge and laundry room.

This is open to single occupancy only, non smokers and without pets.

Criteria

Applications are invited from ladies of 55 years and over who have limited means and a connection to Southampton.

Contact Details

Please call or email Jane Bowen on 07876783880 or jane_bowen53@yahoo.com.


Donnington Hospital Trust – Berkshire

Accommodation

1 bedroom self-contained unfurnished two-storey house adjacent to other almshouse dwellings. Warden supported and near Newbury town centre.

1 bedroom self-contained unfurnished bungalow adjacent to other almshouse dwellings in village location. Warden supported and near other amenities.

1 bedroom self-contained unfurnished single-storey property available in a quiet and tranquil wardened community in the heart of Bray. 

Criteria

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

Contact Details

Contact the Office Manager on 01635 551530 or by email to amanda@donningtonhospital.com to apply for an application form or for further information.


Hurst Consolidated Charity – Lodge Close Almshouses, Hurst, Berkshire

Accommodation

Recently refurbished single, ground floor apartment in a modern almshouse with a rear garden.

The apartment comprises a single bedroom, large shower room with WC, lounge and compact kitchen with electric cooker and fridge/freezer.  A communal laundry room includes a commercial washer and dryer.  There is onsite parking.  There are six other apartments on the site.

The village shop and post office are a 5-minute walk, and a bus service offers access to Reading, Twyford, Winnersh and Wokingham.

Criteria

To be considered applicants must:

  • Live in the parish of Hurst, Berkshire or adjacent parishes
  • Be in reduced financial circumstances with a real housing need
  • Be n reasonably good health but capable of independent living
  • 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


Wyggestons – Leicester

Accommodation

Wyggestons focuses on providing top quality affordable rented housing accommodation, support and care services for people of 60 years of age and over who are in need. We were originally formed as an Almshouse / Sheltered Housing Charity in 1513.

We have 1 bedroom flats available, which are suitable for individuals or couples at William House, set within 5 acres of land, one mile from Leicester City Centre.   At Wyggestons, our properties are designed to give residents independence in an inclusive community and will have the reassurance of an emergency alarm service, and wardens who are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Criteria

Over 60 years of age
In reduced financial circumstances with a real housing need
Capable of independent living
A strong connection to Leicester/Leicestershire

Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a maintenance contribution instead of rent

Contact Details

Wyggestons
Tel 0116 2559174 (option 3)
enquiries@wyggestons.org.uk


Perry Almshouses – Bristol

Accommodation

A residence has become available within the Perry Almshouses in Bristol for anyone who is in need within the Fromeside Benefice (Parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down, Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton).

The house is single occupancy and comprises of a lounge, small kitchen and bathroom, an upstairs bedroom with communal laundry and gardens.

The successful applicant will be required to pay a monthly maintenance contribution and must be able to live independently.

Criteria

In accordance with the Trust Deed, applicants must be unable to afford a home of their own; should be 60 years old or over (or if younger, are unable to maintain themselves through ill-health, accident or infirmity); if born within the Parish should have been resident there for not less than five years or if born elsewhere should have been resident for not less than 10 years prior to application; with preference being given to those who are actively involved in a Christian denomination.

Contact Details

For further information and/or an application form please phone 07968 317324.


The deadline for completed applications is midday on Tuesday, 4th January 2022.


Willow Almshouses – Petersfield, Hampshire

Registered Charity No. 202986

Accommodation

A one bedroom ground floor flat. Close to town centre and station. Property comprises of hall, lounge with kitchen off, bedroom, shower room, electric heating.

Criteria

Available for a woman in need aged 60 or over

Applicants must be resident in Petersfield or Sheet.

Willow Almshouses is a registered almshouse charity which was established to provide accommodation specifically for women in need aged 55 and over (this flat block has a minimum age limit of 60) The trustees are aware of equality legislation

Contact Details

For further details and how to apply please email willow.pasrin@yahoo.com


Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd

Accommodation

Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd has large second floor one bedroom flat available for rent.  We are a small Almshouse organisation based in Wandsworth London, which offers accommodation only to single women aged 50 + years.

While most residents will be retired, the organisation recognises that some residents may work full or part time.

The current vacant flat comprises of one large bedroom with a bathroom room, a kitchen with an oven and hob/oven/fridge/freezer, parking on the street (with a council residents’ parking permit), secluded communal gardens and the use of communal laundry room.

Criteria

The criteria to live in one of the properties is as follows:

  1. You must be able to live independently.
  2. Have limited financial means.
  3. Have no pets.
  4. Are a non-smoker.

If you are interested the stages for applying are as follows:

  1. You need to ask for a registration form and return by email it to sorophousingofficer@gmail.com  or by post to the Housing Officer, Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd, Flat 12, 5 Genoa Ave., Putney, London SW15 6DY.
  2. If you meet the criteria, I will invite you to see the flat.
  3. Then if you are still interested I will send for your references
  4. Arrange for you to be interview by some of the committee members.
  5. Then if successful, agree a date when you can move in.

Contact Details

If you are interested you need to ask for a registration form and return by email to sorophousingofficer@gmail.com 
or by post to the Housing Officer, Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd, Flat 12, 5 Genoa Ave., Putney, London SW15 6DY.

Most of our accommodation is studio apartments, though we have a few one bedroom apartments.

If the current contribution is too expensive you can request to go on our waiting list as our studio flats are not as expensive.


The Framework Knitters Cottage Homes – Oadby, Leicester

Accommodation

A single storey unfurnished two bedroomed cottage set in beautifully maintained private grounds.

Criteria

To be eligible for consideration to occupy one of the Company’s Homes, applicants must:

Be no less than 60 years of age and retired from work.

Have been engaged in the Hosiery or Allied Trades for most or some of their working life or be the widow, widower or child of such a person

Be able to furnish a Cottage Home

Both applicant and spouse must be in good health

Have assets not exceeding £75,000

Contact Details

Mrs Annette Ellis

Framework Knitters Cottage Homes Stoughton Road,

Oadby, Leicester

LE2 4EX

Tel: 01162 712171

Email:Homesadmin@frameworkknitters.co.uk