The Printing Charity -Basildon


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.


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


Almshouse available in Amersham (Two Vacancies)


 Amersham Almshouses has two single floor one bedroom cottages available in the heart of Old Amersham.  The cottages each comprises of one bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen and living area. Parking is on the street.  There is a secluded shared communal gardens. One cottage is available as a permanent occupancy and the other for a six month period


  • The charity criteria for permanent occupancy are single person
  • Be able to live independently
  • Of limited financial means
  • No pets
  • Resident in the area of benefit


Please see for more details. 

 Harriet Lemon on 01494 721 781 or visit our website for an application form.


Old Windsor United Charities – Old Windsor, Berkshire


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.


  • 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


Tel: 07444486794.

Reading Almshouse Charity


Reading Almshouse Charity owns 3 properties in Reading, each comprising accommodation for single people or couples. The charity currently has vacancies at its newly acquired property in Lower Earley, Reading. The building is being refurbished and when complete will provide 36 units, mostly one bedroom flats and several studios, plus a laundry, communal lounge and office for the manager. There is also an extensive communal garden. The accommodation is becoming available in phases from October 2019 to January 2020. We are unable to accommodate pets.


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


Tel: 0118 9314631

Charity of Sir Richard Whittington, East Grinstead


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.


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
Tel:: 020 7776 7275

Oliver Ashcombe Almshouses, Lyford OX12


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. 


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 Molyneux Almshouses – Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent


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.


  • 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.

Walton on Thames Charity, Hersham, Surrey


Selection of ground and first floor one bedroomed apartments,  set in own grounds, close to local amenities.  Available to over 55’s with a strong local connection. 

  • Modern unfurnished apartments. Note, assistance may be available with furnishings or moving costs if this is a problem.
  • No deposit required
  • Beautiful communal gardens
  • Parking available
  • Scheme Manager onsite everyday
  • 24 hour alarm system
  • Maintenance provided
  • Minibus service provided
  • Activity programme provided


  • Over 55
  • Independent living
  • Strong local connection

Contact Details:

Enquiries to Scheme Managers.

  • Ring Claire on  02033280248 or
  • Emily on 02033280249.


Or via website

St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester


Two single flats have become available.

St Mary’s Hospital has existed on its present site since the end of the thirteenth century; not as part of a religious order but an independent Christian foundation.

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, members of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral have been the Trustees of the hospital and its endowments, and the residential accommodation has been progressively improved and increased.  In 2018, four new independent trustees were appointed to bring specialist knowledge and experience to the Board.

Four cottages were converted into almshouses in 1905 and more recently, these have been converted into three flats and a guest room; in 1986 the building of St Mary’s Lodge provided a further twelve flats, and in 2003 St Mary’s Courtyard was completed on land to the north of the medieval building, providing a further six flats as well as a staff bedsit, office accommodation and a communal meeting room for residents.


  • be elderly and of limited financial means
  • be in sufficiently good health to cook and housekeep for themselves
  • be of good character
  • have resided for the five years preceding their application in an ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Chichester, any part of which is within 15 miles of the Cathedral Church of Chichester
  • be in sympathy with the religion of the Church of England, preferably a communicant member

Appointments to view the communal areas of the complex and any apartments, when available, can be arranged by contacting the Warden – Tel: 01243 783377.

Applications are considered by the Trustees at least twice a year.  The current application deadline: Friday 26th April 2019.  Applications received on or before this date will be considered at the Trustees’ meeting in May 2019.

Contact Details:

For further information about admission eligibility and an application form, please contact:
Mrs Debbie Atlee, Chapter Secretary, The Royal Chantry, Chichester Cathedral, West Street, Chichester PO19 1PX.
Tel:  01243 812491.

The Charterhouse (Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse), Islington, London EC1

The Charterhouse was founded as an almshouse in 1611 and today continues to provide a range of accommodation from self-contained studio to one-bedroom flats. Residents live in beautiful surroundings, with shared gardens, and eat together in the Great Hall. The Charterhouse is situated very close to Barbican and Farringdon stations.

Would I qualify to join the Charterhouse?

  • I am single
  • I am older than 60
  • I am in financial and social need. I have minimal income and capital
  • I have no significant debts (credit cards, loans or other)
  • I have no pets
  • I am able to live by myself and anticipate continuing in good physical and mental health for at least two years
  • I am keen to contribute to a community
  • UK resident for at least 2 years

Contact details
Applications welcome from those meeting the above criteria. Applicants are assessed, will visit the Charterhouse, and have formal and informal interviews.
In the first instance applicants need to fill in the form at where you can also find more details of the almshouse and community.  If you have any queries please contact Hannah Crane 020 3818 8874  or email