The Springett Almshouses – Hawkhurst, Kent

Accommodation

Two-bedroomed flat (2nd room is small), newly refurbished, on first floor, reached by stairs, stair-lift also available.

Friendly residents and helpful trustees, well maintained building currently consisting of eight flats.

Heating included in rental.

One mile from centre of village, bus-stop opposite.

Criteria

  • Suitable for a single person or possibly a couple, aged mid-50’s and upwards.
  • Available to person(s) eligible for housing benefit and/or with limited means.
  • From the parish of Hawkhurst or with strong connections to the parish or the immediate surrounding area for at least the past 5 years.

Contact Details

For an application form, please contact Anson Paul, trustee

Tel: 07742 459390

Email: ansonjpaul@gmail.com


Berkswell Charities – Berkswell Village

Accommodation

Ground Floor Flat. The newly renovated accommodation, comprises a sitting room, bedroom, shower, toilet and kitchen, is suitable for a couple or sole occupancy. Beautiful communal gardens.

Criteria

To qualify you should be capable of independent living and in “need” of accommodation.
Ideally, you should be a resident of the Parish of Berkswell or the surrounding area.
The Trustees will consider applications from those connected to the area and also from outside the area where circumstances permit.

Contact Details

Clerk to the Trustees: Louise Daintith
Telephone no. – 01676-535190 or 07305 585 770
Email-  theclerkatberkswellcharities@gmail.com
In writing: Berkswell Charities “Stroma Broch” 52 Meeting House Lane Balsall Common Coventry CV7 7FX.


Exeter Church Charities – Exeter, Devon

Accommodation

Pleasant first floor flat, Pinhoe Road, Exeter, EX4 8EE.

Hall, lounge with adjoining kitchen, double bedroom, spacious bathroom with overhead shower.

A community of 12 properties, with attractive communal gardens. Local shops and doctors’ surgery nearby.

An architect designed flat, built in 2000, with a fitted kitchen and gas central heating.

This first floor almshouse flat is ideally suited for a single person.

Criteria

  • Aged 55 or over.
  • In need, hardship or distress.
  • Be of limited financial means.
  • Have an Exeter connection.
  • Be capable of independent living.

Contact Details

Andrew Crossley (Surveyor and Clerk to the Trustees)

Tel: 01392 860690

Email: andrew@cherryandcherry.co.uk


Godfrey’s Almshouses Trust – Petersfield, Hampshire

(registered Charity no   254036)

Accommodation

A one-bedroomed flat is available close to town centre. The flat comprises of: a living room, kitchen, bathroom and electric heating.

Criteria

A person in need, aged 60 or over,

Resident in the county of Hampshire.

Priority will be given to members of the United Reformed Church.

Contact Details

Applications in writing only, please, to Godfrey’s Almshouses Trust c/o 12 Geddes Way Petersfield Hants GU31 4DJ


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

Accommodation

Two bedroomed flat on the first floor, accessible by lift. Access to communal lounge and laundry. The second bedroom is very small.

Criteria

We would welcome applications from older couples, 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 couple we will offer this accommodation to a single woman.

Applicants should be capable of independent living but in need of the additional support / reassurance provided by the community alarm service (Warden call system).

WMC

The charges on the flat are £186.68 per week.

Contact Details

Apply to: Julia Linfoot, Operations Director, Harrison Housing

julialinfoot@harrisonhousing.org.uk

Tel: 07725 554 042


The Foundation of Edward Storey – Cambridge

Accommodation

1 bedroom first floor flat in Storey’s House, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge CB3 0BZ

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Female
  • Aged 60+
  • In need, hardship or distress
  • At least 3 years’ current or past residence in Cambridgeshire
  • Capable of independent living

Contact Details

Mrs Jinty Keir (Deputy Clerk)
Tel: 01223 364405
Email: info@edwardstorey.org.uk


Charity of Sir Richard Whittington – East Grinstead

Accommodation

1 & 2 bedroom Bungalows

The Mercers’ Company administers Whittington College almhouse as Trustee of the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington. The Almshouse offers accommodation promoting independent living for active, elderly and retired individuals.
The Mercers Company offer one and two bedroom bungalows to rent. Originally based in London the almshouses were relocated on a new site
in Felbridge, East Grinstead in 1967 with further buildings added in 1978 and 1981.
Under charity law, our residents are beneficiaries rather than tenants. There is mixture of properties which form part of a development which houses under 70 people and also includes a redesigned communal space.

Criteria

Couples or single ladies

Of retirement age, on low incomes, in reduced
financial circumstances and with a real housing need.

In reasonably good health and able to look after
their day to day needs.

No nursing assistance can be given by staff at
Whittington College.

Please note that if accommodation is offered, the
applicant will be asked to countersign a letter of
appointment, to confirm their understanding of the
terms of conditions of appointment.

Contact Details

Sadie Pharo, The Mercers Company, 6 Frederick’s Place, London, EC2R 8AB
Email: sadiep@mercers.co.uk

Tel: 020 7776 7275



St Joseph’s Almshouse – Hammersmith, London

Accommodation

  • 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. 

Criteria

  • 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:  stjosephssociety@yahoo.co.uk


ALTAR COTTAGES CHARITY – Crowhurst- Lingfield, Surrey

Number 1012220

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply

Accommodation

A single storey, mid-terrace, one bedroom, self-contained cottage with front and rear access.  There is a large, shared garden.

The accommodation is a self-contained unit comprising a lounge, one double bedroom, wet room with WC and kitchen.  From the kitchen there is a rear door providing access to the rear of the property.  Access is via the cottage front door.  Whilst this is a single storey property there are different floor levels within the rooms. 

The property is Grade II listed and, due to restrictions from English Heritage, doorways cannot be adapted to make use of a wheelchair within the cottage.

The new resident of the cottage will be required to contribute towards the expenses of maintaining the property and details of the weekly contribution are available from the Clerk to the Trustees.  Occupants are responsible for payment of their own Council Tax and for utility supplies.  Please be aware that there is no mains gas available at this property.

It should be noted that this village does not have the benefit of any form of public transport: nearest shops, bus and train services are based in Lingfield, approximately two to three miles away.  

Criteria

  • The residence will be available in January 2021 for a single person of limited means.
  • Who resides within the Parish of Crowhurst or neighbouring Parishes.  In the first instance preference will be given to those who already reside in the Parish of Crowhurst.
  • No care or other facilities are provided and residents are expected to be able to look after themselves.
  • The new resident will be required to provide a medical certificate from their own GP confirming that, in the GP’s opinion, the resident is able to look after him/herself and that they are not suffering from any disability which might require special attention.

Contact Details

Applications are invited from interested persons who feel they meet the relevant criteria as set out above.

Clerk to the Trustees

Altar Cottages Charity

c/o 1 Brick Kiln Cottages, Crowhurst Lane End

Oxted RH8 9NT

Email: crowhurstcharities@yahoo.com


Willow Almshouses- Petersfield, Hampshire

(registered charity no.202986)

Accommodation

Close to town centre, a one bedroom flat available, sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, electric heating.

Criteria

  • For a woman in need, aged 60 or over
  • Resident in the parishes of Petersfield or Sheet

Contact Details

Requests for application forms in writing only please.

 Willow Almshouses, c/o 4, Reeves Drive, Petersfield,

Hants GU31 4FN.