Taunton Heritage Trust, Somerset

Accommodation details:

We have 66, one bedroom flats across 5 sites in Taunton for the over 60s, with a connection to Taunton, and capable of independent living.

We provide Warden assistance and a 24 hour piper alarm system.

Contact details:

Please visit our website www.tauntonheritagetrust.org.uk or ring the office on 01823 335348 for more information and an application form.

Taunton Heritage Trust
Huish Homes
Magdalene Street
Taunton
Somerset TA1 1SG


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 offers 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

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • 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.
  • no pets.

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



Oliver Ashcombe Almshouses, Lyford OX12

Accomodation

The Oliver Ashcombe Almshouses’ Charitable Trust has 2 ground floor houses in Lyford (OX12 0EF), near Charney Bassett, available. 

  • One unit consists of a small bedroom, a sitting room/kitchen area and a bathroom/WC.
  • The second has a bedroom, a sitting room, a kitchen area and a bathroom/WC. 

The Almshouses are in a beautiful rural village location with a communal garden and exterior parking but no services are provided and there is no close access to public transport. 

Criteria

Terms of the charity state that tenants are to be from the local area,“elderly and of good character.” 

Contact Details

For more information, please contact trustees John Gunn 01235 868 329 or Caroline Milne 01235 867 495.  References required.


The Almshouse Charities, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berks

Accommodation

1 bed/sitting room with a kitchen/diner and shower room modernised in 2018. Attractive communal garden in this Grade II Listed property. There is no warden on site but a 24-hour alarm system is installed.

Criteria

  • Applications may be made by women
  • 60 years and over
  • Resident in Maidenhead

Contact Details

Please contact Mike Moss, Trustee on 01628 673 884


Donnington Hospital Trust – Iffley, Oxford

Accommodation

A newly refurbished large 2 bedroom self-contained ground floor unfurnished apartment adjacent to other almshouse dwellings.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Aged over 60 years of age
  • Able to live independently
  • Living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire

Would suit a single applicant or a couple.

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.


Donnington Hospital Trust – Newbury, Berkshire

Accommodation

A newly refurbished 1 bedroom self-contained unfurnished first floor apartment adjacent to other almshouse dwellings. Warden supported and near Newbury town centre.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Male
  • Over the age of 60
  • Of limited financial means
  • Able to live independently
  • Currently living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire

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.


Willingham Combined Charity, Cambridgeshire

Accommodation

One bedroom bungalow

Criteria

To be eligible, you need to be either

  • A woman over the age of 60
  • Born in the village
  • and in need, hardship or distress

or

  • a person who has resided in Willingham for not less than 2 years
  • and in need, hardship and distress

Contact Details

Kassia Bunnett (Clerk)
k.bunnett@googlemail.com
Tel: 01954 203432


Preston Trust Homes, Newport, Shropshire

Accommodation

Preston Trust Homes is located in Newport, Shropshire and has a rare vacancy for a retired person or couple seeking an apartment.

The apartment available is on the first floor in a modern building and provides a quiet, safe and comfortable environment.There is a lift giving access to first floor apartments. Apartments are unfurnished and comprise of an entrance hall, lounge, bedroom, kitchen with cooker and bathroom with walk-in shower.

Other facilities include a door entry system, lifeline, fire detection equipment, telephone, television points and car parking space. The complex is for independent living and includes a communal lounge, kitchen, laundry, landscaped gardens and visitors’ parking and is managed by a part-time Manager.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be over 60 years of age
  • Capable of independent living
  • Have links with Shropshire.

Contact Details

Enquiries to be addressed to the Manager John Roberts on
Tel:01952 282050
Mobile: 07903 652416
Email: info@prestontrusthomes.org.uk


The Molyneux Almshouses – Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Accommodation

Small one-bedroom unfurnished semi-detached bungalow with level-access shower room, kitchen, living room and small bedroom. Situated in communal grounds with private road access. There is no warden but life-line for emergencies.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be current, or past, long term residents of Tunbridge Wells,
  • of limited financial means,
  • and able to live independently
  • No smokers

Contact Details

Contact the Chair to the Trustees on 07504 839548 for further information or application pack.  Applications to be received by the end of March.