Resident vacancies

Although the Almshouse Association does not provide accommodation itself, we are keen to support those who see an almshouse as a potential home. In this section, we hope to be able to assist prospective almshouse residents by providing some advice about how they might identify an almshouse charity that meets their needs. We also provide some key information about what an almshouse is and explain how it is slightly different to other forms of social housing in a way that makes them both unique and an important part of community life in the UK.

Applicants for almshouse charities usually have to be able to live independently.  Some charities do have a Warden or Scheme Manager but they are not able to provide personal care.

More information about finding an almshouse charity can be found here. Listed below are current vacancies that have been sent to us from the charities (Please use the search function to the right to select your desired region).

If there are no vacancies in the area that you are looking for accommodation, please contact our Administrator admin@almshouses.org who can provide you with a list of almshouse charities in that area.  Please contact the Clerk or Secretary of each individual charity to enquire about vacancies and their beneficiary group.


9th March 2021 / Resident Vacancies, South East

Caleb Lovejoy’s Almshouse Charity – Guildford, Surrey

Accommodation A one-bedroom unfurnished ground floor single story character cottage with a shared garden in the parish of St Nicolas, Guildford, Surrey.A Weekly maintenance contribution includes heating, 24-hour emergency call, communal lighting, water, gardening and window cleaning. Criteria Available to...
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4th March 2021 / Resident Vacancies, South East

Thorner’s Homes – Southampton

Accommodation 2 bedroom flats for single occupancy. Criteria “The objects of the CIO are, for the public benefit: (i) relieving need by providing social housing in the form of almshouse accommodation for: (a) poor widows (b) single women aged 55...
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4th March 2021 / Resident Vacancies, West Midlands

Coventry Church (Municipal) Charities – Bond’s & Ford’s Almshouses

Accommodation Ford’s Hospital is a Grade I Listed Building set off Greyfriars Lane, Coventry and the Charity has a rare vacancy of two flats both on the first floor.The flats are unfurnished and were modernised five years ago and comprise...
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26th February 2021 / East of England, Resident Vacancies

The Methodist Homestead – Northampton

Accommodation We have two vacant homes on our site, which consists of 24 semi-detached single storey cottages located around a large-grassed area, these provide independent living in an ecumenical Christian community for those of retirement age. These two cottages have...
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26th February 2021 / Resident Vacancies, South West

The Almshouse of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist – Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LJ

Accommodation The accommodation is in individual, en-suite bedrooms in the medieval almshouse, right in the centre of Sherborne, next door to the Abbey. Our 18 residents share a dining room, where all their meals are served, a sitting room and...
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17th February 2021 / East Midlands, Resident Vacancies

St John & St Anne – Oakham, Uppingham

Accommodation Large 1 bedroom, wheelchair accessible, ground floor flat. I bedroom first floor flat Criteria In receipt of a state pension, of limited means, and with links to Rutland. Contact details SJSA , Mill House, Oakham Tel: 01572 756950
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