Wycombe Almshouses, High Wycombe

Accommodation

  • one-bedroom, self-contained flat on ground floor.
  • spacious living room with patio.
  • shower room
  • fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and freezer.
  • good sized and well maintained communal gardens
  • off-street parking may be available
  • out of hours emergency alarm service
  • close to local bus and transport links with access to local amenities

Criteria

Aged over 50, single person or couples, in need of housing and who have a connection to the local area. Appointments will be made following interview.

Contact Details

For further information email p.turner@wycombealmshouses.co.uk


Winkfield Parochial Charities – Winkfield , Near Ascot Windsor and Bracknell

Accommodation

A ground floor unfurnished, one bedroom flat, with separate lounge, recently modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, and  electric cooker. A  bathroom with W/C and a walk in shower.

Set in a rural location, with communal gardens, in 2 blocks of four flats, near Winkfield St Mary’s Church. On the site is Popels Hall dating back to 1862 which is currently used by a pre-school during term time and has  2 let cottages attached one at each end . Parking is available.

Criteria

Single elderly women of good character, but with limited financial means and usually no longer working.

Previously living in or around the parish or having a  local family connection.

As we do not provide a warden residents are expected to live independently, but there is a 24 hour emergency telephone / pendant link system attached to all flats.

No pets allowed.

Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a weekly maintenance contribution. The charity pays the gas  for (heating and hot water) and water bills for each property.

Contact Details

Richard Wyatt 07522 306988 Or email winkfieldparochialcharities@outlook.com


The Printing Charity – Southwood Court, Basildon, Essex

The Printing Charity has vacancies at Southwood Court in Basildon,
Essex.  The property offers one bedroomed, self-contained apartments for
people in their retirement years.

Accommodation

  • one-bedroom, self-contained apartments on either ground or first floor
  • spacious living room with either a Juliette balcony or patio, depending on ground or first floor
  • shower room in all apartments
  • fitted kitchen with oven, hob and space for fridge and washing machine
  • laundry room
  • lift to first floor with wheelchair access 
  • good sized and well maintained communal gardens
  • off-street parking
  • out of hours community alarm service for evenings and weekends
  • close to local bus and transport links with access to local amenities
  • organised and ad-hoc events for those wishing to get more involved

Criteria

To be eligible you’ll need to be able to show that you have worked in our sector for at least three years’ or be directly related to someone who has.  You’ll also need to be of retirement age and able to live independently.

Contact Details

For further information email support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or call 01293 542820


The Printing Charity – Beaverbrook House in Bletchley near Milton Keynes

The Printing Charity has vacancies at Beaverbrook House in Bletchley near Milton Keynes.  The property offers one bedroomed, self-contained apartments for people in their retirement years.

Accommodation

  • one-bedroom, self-contained apartments on either ground or first floor
  • spacious living room with either a Juliette balcony or patio, depending on ground or first floor
  • shower room in all apartments
  • fitted kitchen with oven, hob and space for fridge and washing machine
  • laundry room
  • lift to first floor with wheelchair access 
  • good sized and well maintained communal gardens
  • off-street parking
  • out of hours community alarm service for evenings and weekends
  • close to local bus and transport links with access to local amenities
  • organised and ad-hoc events for those wishing to get more involved

Criteria

To be eligible you’ll need to be able to show that you have worked in our sector for at least three years’ or be directly related to someone who has.  You’ll also need to be of retirement age and able to live independently.

Contact Details

For further information email support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or call 01293 542820


Wokingham United Charities – Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1YA

Accommodation

A one bedroom flat with its own front door. Consists of spacious living room, double bedroom, a modern fitted kitchen and a bathroom with walk-in shower and there is generous storage space. Use of communal residents lounge and laundry available.

Criteria

  • You are not able to afford to buy or rent an equivalent sized dwelling in the area.
  • you are able to live independently (which means you do not need help in the flat:  you can shop and cook for yourself)
  • you are in financial or other significant need, for example in terms of social or family circumstances
  • you have a strong connection with Wokingham, ideally by having lived there yourself or have other connections
  • you are of retirement age
  • you understand that you are moving to a group of flats with a community ethos
  • your current accommodation is unsuitable or you have none

Contact Details

Lynda Rowe, Westende Manager
westende@wokinghamunitedcharities.org.uk
0118 403 2980


Wokingham United Charities – Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1YA

Accommodation

One first floor, one bedroom flat with its own front door. Consists of spacious living room, double bedroom, a modern fitted kitchen and a bathroom with walk-in shower and there is generous storage space. Use of communal residents lounge and laundry available.

Criteria

  • You are not able to afford to buy or rent an equivalent sized dwelling in the area.
  • you are able to live independently (which means you do not need help in the flat:  you can shop and cook for yourself)
  • you are in financial or other significant need, for example in terms of social or family circumstances
  • you have a strong connection with Wokingham, ideally by having lived there yourself or have other connections
  • you are of retirement age
  • you understand that you are moving to a group of flats with a community ethos
  • your current accommodation is unsuitable or you have none

Contact Details

Lynda Rowe, Westende Manager
westende@wokinghamunitedcharities.org.uk
0118 403 2980


The Donnington Hospital Trust – Berkshire

Accommodation

The Donnington Hospital Trust will shortly have the following properties available:

Donnington, Newbury

2 x newly refurbished two-storey houses, each comprising of one reception room, kitchen and  downstairs cloakroom, with bedroom and shower room on the second storey.

1 x newly refurbished two-storey house in a Grade II* listed building.  This property consists of a kitchen/lounge downstairs with a single bedroom and shower room on the second storey.  This property is only available for single men.

Criteria

  • Single person or couple of good character, with limited means who can prove they have need of an almshouse
  • Over the age of 60, in good health and capable of independent living
  • Sorry, no pets
  • All properties are no smoking or vaping
  • Out of hours community alarm service

Contact Details

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


Henley Municipal Charities – Henley, Oxfordshire

Accommodation

A recently extended and refurbished two storey single occupancy almshouses in
Henley-on-Thames is now available. The almshouse has one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, two reception rooms. White goods supplied otherwise unfurnished.

Criteria

  • Single person of good character with limited means who can prove they have need of an almshouse
  • Capable of independent living
  • Currently resides within the area of benefit namely the town boundary of Henley-on-Thames and the ecclesiastical boundaries of the parishes of Rotherfield Greys and Bix for a minimum period of five years
  • No pets
  • No parking
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a weekly maintenance contribution instead of rent.

Applicants should apply to the address below in writing giving background details and if the initial criteria is met an application form will be sent.

Contact Details

Wendy Bowsher, Clerk to the Trustees  info@henleymcharities.com 01491 412360