The Springett Almshouses – Hawkhurst, Kent

Accommodation

Two-bedroomed flat (2nd room is small), newly refurbished, on first floor, reached by stairs, stair-lift also available.

Friendly residents and helpful trustees, well maintained building currently consisting of eight flats.

Heating included in rental.

One mile from centre of village, bus-stop opposite.

Criteria

  • Suitable for a single person or possibly a couple, aged mid-50’s and upwards.
  • Available to person(s) eligible for housing benefit and/or with limited means.
  • From the parish of Hawkhurst or with strong connections to the parish or the immediate surrounding area for at least the past 5 years.

Contact Details

For an application form, please contact Anson Paul, trustee

Tel: 07742 459390

Email: ansonjpaul@gmail.com


Godfrey’s Almshouses Trust – Petersfield, Hampshire

(registered Charity no   254036)

Accommodation

A one-bedroomed flat is available close to town centre. The flat comprises of: a living room, kitchen, bathroom and electric heating.

Criteria

A person in need, aged 60 or over,

Resident in the county of Hampshire.

Priority will be given to members of the United Reformed Church.

Contact Details

Applications in writing only, please, to Godfrey’s Almshouses Trust c/o 12 Geddes Way Petersfield Hants GU31 4DJ


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 offer 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

Couples or single ladies

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.

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



ALTAR COTTAGES CHARITY – Crowhurst- Lingfield, Surrey

Number 1012220

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply

Accommodation

A single storey, mid-terrace, one bedroom, self-contained cottage with front and rear access.  There is a large, shared garden.

The accommodation is a self-contained unit comprising a lounge, one double bedroom, wet room with WC and kitchen.  From the kitchen there is a rear door providing access to the rear of the property.  Access is via the cottage front door.  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.

The new resident of the 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 utility supplies.  Please be aware that there is no mains gas available at this property.

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.  

Criteria

  • The residence will be available in January 2021 for a single 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.
  • No care or other facilities are provided and residents are expected to be able to look after themselves.
  • The new resident 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.

Contact Details

Applications are invited from interested persons who feel they meet the relevant criteria as set out above.

Clerk to the Trustees

Altar Cottages Charity

c/o 1 Brick Kiln Cottages, Crowhurst Lane End

Oxted RH8 9NT

Email: crowhurstcharities@yahoo.com


Willow Almshouses- Petersfield, Hampshire

(registered charity no.202986)

Accommodation

Close to town centre, a one bedroom flat available, sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, electric heating.

Criteria

  • For a woman in need, aged 60 or over
  • Resident in the parishes of Petersfield or Sheet

Contact Details

Requests for application forms in writing only please.

 Willow Almshouses, c/o 4, Reeves Drive, Petersfield,

Hants GU31 4FN.


Barlow & Ellyett Homes – Southampton, Hampshire

Accommodation

Unfurnished one bedroom flat for independent living in a quiet, secure location.

Resident warden, laundry room, communal room and secluded garden.

Criteria

  • Single ladies aged 55 and over.
  • To have lived in Southampton area for at least 1 year.
  • To be of limited means.
  • Non-smoker.
  • No Pets.

Contact Details

Mrs Jane Bowen – 07876783880

jane-bowen53@yahoo.com


Whiteley Homes Trust – Walton on Thames, Surrey

Accommodation

The Whiteley Homes Trust currently have various accommodation options available.

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


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


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