Hurst Consolidated Charity – Richard Bigg Almshouses, Hurst, Berkshire

Richard Bigg Almshouses, Hurst

Accommodation

One-year old single storey, end of terrace, one-bedroom, self-contained cottage with front and rear access.

The cottage comprises a double bedroom, wet room with WC, and an open lounge/ kitchen and dining area. A fully fitted kitchen includes an electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. A 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.

Criteria

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

Contact Details

Mrs Lorraine Gladdish, Clerk to the Trustees.
Phone: 07872 022321
Email: Lorraine.gladdish@btinternet.com


Dyers’ Almshouses in Crawley

Accommodation

An almshouse is available at Dyers’ Almshouses in Crawley.  The terraced bungalow is suitable for either a single person or a couple, and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.  There is a small garden at the rear, and a central communal garden. Dyers’ Almshouses are located within a conservation area in the town centre, and are convenient for the local shops, and both Three Bridges and Crawley rail stations.

Residents are appointed as licensees and a beneficiary of the charity and pay a monthly maintenance charge instead of rent.

Criteria

  • Residents must be retired
  • Limited financial means
  • capable of independent living (with some assistance if required) at the time of taking up residence.
  • We regret no pets are allowed.
  • Applicants are required to undergo a selection procedure

Contact Details

For full details and an application form please contact: Ms Clare Missen email: office@dyerscompany.com


Whiteley Homes Trust – Walton on Thames, Surrey

Accommodation

At the heart of Whiteley Village, set out in an octagon around the monument to our founder, are our 262 one and two-bedroom almshouse cottages, suitable for single people and couples.

Their central location means that all are in easy reach of the multiple facilities, services, and social opportunities that our Village has to offer. The cottages are intended for those who are able to live independently. However, as residents’ needs change, our Support Team and Care at Home Teams we can offer care and support. This will enable them to remain in their home for as long as they are able and wish to.

Cottages are offered on an unfurnished basis and feature the following:
• Lounge (some of the larger cottages also have a dining area)
• Kitchen, including integrated oven & hob
• Shower and toilet
• Central heating and smoke alarms
• *A selection of cottages contain an oak dresser and other period features
* The dressers were originally made for each cottage on the instruction of William Whiteley. The oak wood was from the felled trees during the construction of the Village.
• The majority have a small garden area. (The size of this varies dependant on the property)
• * A TV aerial and phone point
* Residents are responsible for arranging their own services and managing their contracts with providers.

The Village has a Property and Estates Team who can assist with maintenance and repairs.
In addition there is an out of hours emergency call-out service for emergency repairs and welfare support.

Criteria

  • Age: Male of not less than 65 years and female of not less than 60 years, as stated in the Will of William Whiteley.
  • Capital Asset Limit: Capital assets do not exceed £30,000 per person (£60,000 asset limit for couples).
  • Annual Income: £17,534.40 the equivalent of the state pension per individual living within a property. Our recent policy change reflects that Villagers are allowed to work.
  • Residency Status and time lived in the UK: Applicants are subject to ‘Right to Rent’ checks and to have confirmed that they have lived in the UK 5 years prior to the application being made.
  • Engagement in a specific area: Priority to be given to individuals or the spouses of those who have been engaged in commercial or agricultural pursuits. This reflects William Whiteley’s intentions

Contact Details:

Lisa Da Silvia – Head of Housing & Support.

Tel: 01932 550743 or email: Lisa.dasilva@whiteleyvillage.org.uk

Website:

www.whiteleyvillage.org.uk/living-at-whiteley/almshouses/


Ashtead United Charities Almshouse -1 bed flat

Accommodation

1 bedroom unfurnished recently refurbished ground floor flat for immediate occupancy, just off high street,communal garden space, lovely village.

Criteria

Single female , 55 years plus ,  independent living ideally with Ashtead  connections.

Contact details

Apply to: Cllr Mary Cooper
Clerk Ashtead United Charities
mary.p.cooper@btinternet.com


ALTAR COTTAGES CHARITY – Crowhurst, Surrey

Accommodation

Two single storey, mid-terrace, one bedroom, self-contained cottages with front and rear access.  There is a large garden that comes with one of the cottages.

Each accommodation is a self-contained unit comprising a lounge, one double bedroom, wet room with WC, kitchen and dining area.  From the kitchen there is a rear door providing access to the rear of the property and path that runs to the right of the adjoining property.  Access is via the cottage front door, by way of a service road to front of the cottage.  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.

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.  No care or other facilities are provided and residents are expected to be able to look after themselves and 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.

Criteria

Two residences will be available (likely to be August/September 2020)
The applicant must be:

  • a 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
  • able to live independently

The new resident of each 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 all utility supplies.  Please be aware that there is no mains gas available at this property.  Residents will need to ensure that their area of allocated garden is well maintained.  There may be limited availability for on site parking and this would need to be discussed further.

Contact Details

Applications are invited from interested persons who feel they meet the relevant criteria. Please contact:
Clerk to the Trustees
Altar Cottages Charity
c/o 1 Brick Kiln Cottages
Crowhurst Lane End
Oxted
RH8 9NT
Or email:
crowhurstcharities@yahoo.com


Sampson’s Almshouse Charity – West Street, Farnham

Accommodation

A vacancy exists in one of our properties. The Almshouse has one bedroom, a living room, bathroom, kitchen and a small garden.

The Almshouses are owned by the Sampsons Almshouses Charity and administered by the Trustees of the Sampsons Almshouses Charity.

Criteria

  • An older person with a connection to Farnham, who cannot afford to buy a property or pay an economic rent.
  • Residents must be capable of independent living, as there is no resident warden or carer.
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as licencees and pay a maintenance charge instead of rent

Contact

Applications are invited from those who qualify; please contact the Clerk to the Trustees on 01252 492 981 or clerksampsons@outlook.com


Winkfield Parochial Charities – Winkfield , Near Ascot, Windsor and Bracknell

Accommodation

A first floor unfurnished, one bedroom flat, with separate lounge, recently modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, and  electric cooker. A W/C / bathroom with 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 with 2 let cottages attached. Parking available.

Criteria

  • Single elderly women of good character
  • With limited financial means and 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.

Contact

Richard Wyatt 07522 306988 Or email winkfieldparochialcharities@outlook.com


The Printing Charity -Basildon

Accommodation

4 x One double bedded flat with new double glazed doors and windows, new carpets, fitted kitchen, lounge, large wet room and hallway.

Use of communal lounge, kitchen and dining area.

Activities for those wishing to partake.

On-site support Monday to Friday 9 – 5 and weekend mornings from home management team. Out of hours community alarm service. Use of two communal laundry rooms.

Lift and stairlift.

Criteria

Must have worked in print trade for at least 3 years or associated trades, or are a dependent of someone who has. Must be able to live independently when moving in.

Applicants will be asked to complete a financial assessment which covers income and assets.

Acceptance of application is based on person(s) who have the greatest need at the time of vacancies.

Contact Details

Welfare team on 01293 542820

email: support@theprintingcharity.org.uk


Old Windsor United Charities – Old Windsor, Berkshire

Accommodation

The Old Windsor United Charities administers The Penny Royal Almshouses; these are situated in a quiet rural location, but are only a short walk into the village. The aim is to provide convenient and comfortable accommodation in a setting which allows residents to live as independently as possible. The vacant almshouse is an unfurnished one-bedroom bungalow, with a separate sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. There is also a communal garden.

Criteria

  • persons must be of limited means
  • Elderly
  • Of good character
  • To live in the Parish of Windsor
  • Preference will be given to the applicant who has resided longest in the Parish.

Contact Details

Clerk to the Trustees

Penny Royal Almshouses, 36A Crimp Hill Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2QY

Email: clerk.owuc@gmail.com

Tel: 07444486794.


Reading Almshouse Charity

Accommodation

Reading Almshouse Charity owns 3 properties in Reading, each comprising accommodation for single people or couples in one and two bedroom flats. The charity currently has vacancies at its properties in Lower Earley, Reading and on Kennet Island, Reading. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.

Criteria

In order to qualify applicants must:

  • be able to live independently.
  • be in need, for example harassment, overcrowding, medical needs, social need, financial.
  • have resided within 20 miles of St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Butts, Reading for not less than three years at some stage during their lifetime before the time of appointment.
  • be of good character.

Contact details

Sheila Barnes, Senior Site Manager

Email: sheila@pentonhouse.org.uk  

Tel: 0118 9314631