Cleave’s Almshouses, Kingston upon Thames

Old London Road Kingston upon Thames KT26NQ

Accommodation:

One-bedroomed, ground floor at a modest weekly maintenance contribution,  with shared use of large garden

Criteria

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • In housing need – in temporary or very unsuitable accommodation or facing eviction
  • Of modest means – this may mean eligible for Housing Benefit.
  • 60 years or older – there is no upper limit.
  • Living in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames or with links to the Borough – except in special cases to be approved by the Trustees.
  • Capable of independent living – able to look after yourself and your home, if necessary, with help from, for example, friends, family or social services.
  • Aware of the need for give and take when living in close proximity to others.

Contact Details:

For more information, please contact clerk@cleavesalmshouses.co.uk


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.


All Saints Boyne Hill Almshouses, Maidenhead, Berks

Accommodation

1 bedroom unit with west facing lounge. The kitchen and shower rooms are expected to be modernised before the end of 2019. Attractive communal garden in this Grade II listed property. There is no Warden on site but a 24 hour alarm system is installed

Criteria

  • Applications may be made by women
  • Not less than 60 years of age
  • Ideally resident in Maidenhead
  • Capable of full independent living

Contact Details

Please contact Mike Moss, Trustee on 01628 673 884


Donnington Hospital Trust – Iffley, Oxford

Accommodation

A newly refurbished large 2 bedroom self-contained ground floor unfurnished apartment adjacent to other almshouse dwellings.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Aged over 60 years of age
  • Able to live independently
  • Living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire

Would suit a single applicant or a couple.

Contact Details

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


Donnington Hospital Trust – Newbury, Berkshire

Accommodation

A newly refurbished 1 bedroom self-contained unfurnished first floor apartment adjacent to other almshouse dwellings. Warden supported and near Newbury town centre.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Male
  • Over the age of 60
  • Of limited financial means
  • Able to live independently
  • Currently living in Berkshire or Oxfordshire

Contact Details

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


The Molyneux Almshouses – Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Accommodation

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.

Criteria

  • 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

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


Thatcham Parochial Almshouse Charity, Berkshire

Thatcham Parochial Almshouse Charity in Thatcham, Berkshire has the following resident vacancy currently available

Accommodation

  • 1st floor one bedroom flat suitable for couple or single person. Stair lift to upper flats. Self-contained, unfurnished and carpeted. Own front door, hallway, living room, fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (with shower). White goods provided.

Criteria

  • Aged over 55 with a housing need
  • Applicants must currently reside in either Thatcham, Greenham, Cold Ash or Midgham (the ancient parish of Thatcham).

Contact Details

Mrs J Davis
Clerk to the Trustees
Council Offices, Brownsfield Rd, Thatcham, Berkshire,
RG18 3HF

Tel: (01635) 863351

email: thatchamcharities@btinternet.com

www.thatchamcharities.org.uk


St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester

Accommodation:

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.

Criteria:

  • 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.
Email: chaptersec@chichestercathedral.org.uk.