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


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.


Walton on Thames Charity, Hersham, Surrey

Accommodation:

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

Criteria:

  • Over 55
  • Independent living
  • Strong local connection

Contact Details:

Enquiries to Scheme Managers.

  • Ring Claire on  02033280248 or
  • Emily on 02033280249.

Email: shelteredhousing@waltoncharity.org.uk

Or via website www.waltoncharity.org.uk/sheltered-housing