Winkfield Parochial Charities – Winkfield, near Ascot, Windsor & Bracknell, Berkshire

Accommodation

Shortly available, a first floor unfurnished, one bedroom flat, with separate lounge, recently modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, and electric cooker. 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, with 2 let cottages attached one at each end . Parking is available.

Criteria

  • Retired single elderly women of good character, but with limited financial means.
  • 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.

Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a weekly maintenance contribution instead of rent. To be £82pw from April 2023.  The charity pays the gas (for heating and hot water) and water bills for each property. Residents pay Electricity, Council Tax and Phone bills.

Contact Details

Melanie Robertson  07522 306988

Or email winkfieldparochialcharities@outlook.com


Henley Municipal Charity – Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Accommodation

Two single storey and one double storey recently refurbished single or double occupancy almshouses in Henley-on-Thames are now available. The almshouses have one/two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, reception room. White goods supplied otherwise unfurnished.

Criteria

  • Single or co-habiting persons of good character with limited means who can prove they have need of an almshouse
  • Capable of independent living
  • Currently reside within the area of benefit namely the town boundary of Henley-on-Thames and the ecclesiastical boundaries of the parishes of Rotherfield Greys and Bix for a minimum period of five years
  • No pets
  • Limited parking in one location
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a weekly maintenance contribution instead of rent.

Contact Details

Applicants should apply to the address below in writing giving background details and if the initial criteria is met an application form will be sent. Closing date for applications: Friday 24 March 2023

Contact details:
Wendy Bowsher, Clerk to the Trustees  
info@henleymcharities.com 01491 412360


The Printing Charity – Beaverbrook House, Bletchley near Milton Keynes

Accommodation

The Printing Charity has vacancies at Beaverbrook House, Bletchley near Milton Keynes.  The property offers one bedroomed, self-contained apartments for people in their retirement years.

Here’s what is on offer:

  • one-bedroom, self-contained apartments on either ground or first floor
  • spacious living room with either a Juliette balcony or patio, depending on ground or first floor
  • shower room in all apartments
  • fitted kitchen with oven, hob and space for fridge and washing machine
  • laundry room
  • lift to first floor with wheelchair access 
  • good sized and well maintained communal gardens
  • off-street parking
  • out of hours community alarm service for evenings and weekends
  • close to local bus and transport links with access to local amenities
  • organised and ad-hoc events for those wishing to get more involved

Criteria

To be eligible you’ll need to be able to show that you have worked in our sector for at least three years’ or be directly related to someone who has.  You’ll also need to be of retirement age and able to live independently.

Contact Details

For further information email support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or call 01293 542820.


Barlow and Ellyett Homes – Shirley, Southampton

Accommodation

One bedroom self-contained flat in conservation area.

Single occupancy only.

Heating and hot water supplied, electricity metered and responsibility of resident. 

Laundry facilities, communal lounge and quiet gardens.

Criteria

Single ladies not less than 55yrs of age and of limited means who have a connection to Southampton and lived in the SO post code area for more than twelve months.

No healthcare is provided so must be able to care for oneself and not have serious health issues. 

Non smoker and no pets.

Contact Details

Mrs Jane Bowen

Administration@barlowhomes.org.uk

Or telephone 023 8086 9160


Sackville College – East Grinstead, West Sussex

Accommodation

The Trustees of Sackville College Charity (charity no. 220488) invite applications from individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a resident to the Almshouse situated at the south end of the High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex.
We offer 1-bedroom flats with sitting room and bathroom, also bed sitting rooms, unfurnished except carpeting throughout is provided. The accommodation is situated off the picturesque Jacobean quadrangle.

Criteria

Eligibility for a place in the College is governed by rules set out by the Royal Charter of 1631.  The College Almshouse was built in 1609 for the elderly and of limited means of East Grinstead..

The current qualifications are that the accommodation is for:

           Age between 60 – 80 years of age

           Limited means

           Will be expected to attend Chapel (on site) with Eucharist 4 times a year

           Applicant be resident or have connections in the East Grinstead Area

This is a small charity and there is no live in warden (or indeed a warden on call).  The almshouse residents must be relatively mobile and capable of independent living

Applicants need to be aware that as a resident of an almshouse you would be a beneficiary of the Charity and not a tenant.  Hence you will not pay a rent but a weekly maintenance contribution, paid by monthly direct debit.

 Full details will be explained if and when you are invited to interview. Individuals who believe that they meet the conditions set out above are asked to complete an application form to show in what way they meet these conditions.

Contact Details

For an application form please email your interest to admin@sackvillecollege.org.uk

Or write to: Clerk to the Trustees: Sackville College, High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BX


Hillier Almshouse Guildford – Vacancy

Accommodation

We have a  comfortable and spacious ground self-contained studio available to ladies over 60 years old.

  Hillier Almshouse is located on the Farnham Road just a few minutes’ walk from the town and station.  Living at Hillier Almshouse provides a safe living environment, benefiting from a residential warden together with a 24-hour emergency call system, CCTV and door entry system. The large well-maintained, sunny garden offers beautiful views across the downs; whilst inside there is a communal lounge and kitchen in which the residents enjoy social gatherings.  There are many other facilities including on-line computer access for exclusive use of the residents, communal TV, DVD, laundry equipment etc.

Contact Details

Please call 01483 575814 for further details