Almshouses & Sheltered Housing
Older People and Housing
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We provide and manage high quality accommodation for older, retired people of limited financial means.

Almshouses

Lady Mico’s, Stepney, East London

Almshouse accommodation for ladies only situated in Stepney, East London.

Accommodation

There are 18 one bedroom flats all with a fully fitted kitchen, modern bathroom and full central heating. The flats, on the ground and first floor, with lift access, are built around a lovely courtyard garden.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Single women;
  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need;
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs; and
  • A resident in London (priority is given to those with Stepney connections).

Facilities

  • Lounge, kitchen and computer area;
  • Attractive courtyard gardens;
  • Guest room;
  • Laundry;
  • Resident Scheme manager;
  • 24 hour emergency call system;
  • Lift to upper floor;
  • All flats have either a garden patio or balcony and window boxes; and 
  • Entry phone system.

Charges

The charge is £297.28 per week and is reviewed annually. This includes your electricity, heating and hot water and water charges. You would be responsible for your own council tax, water rates and telephone bills. 

The Charity works closely with Tower Hamlets sheltered Housing Department and Care for the Elderly, although we do not have any nomination agreement with them. We are included in the Directory of Housing Providers for Tower Hamlets. 

Location

Lady Mico's Almshouse,
Aylward Street,
London,
E1 0PB

Trinity Hospital, Greenwich, London

Sheltered accommodation in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Accommodation

There are 41 apartments in two buildings, the Garden Almshouse and the Riverside Almshouse, of which 23 have two bedrooms and 18 are one bedroom. All the accommodation is either newly built or newly refurbished to a very high standard with fitted kitchens, bathrooms with level access showers, light and airy sitting rooms and full central heating.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need;
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs; and
  • A resident of Greenwich for at least four years.

Facilities

  • Large lounge with bar/library area;
  • Multi-purpose room for arts and crafts and exercise classes;
  • IT Suite;
  • Therapy/hairdressing room;
  • Guestrooms;
  • Assisted bathroom;
  • Chapel (weekly C of E services are held);
  • Laundry and drying area;
  • 24 hour emergency call system;
  • Large communal garden;
  • Entry phone; and
  • Visiting Chaplain.

Charges

The charges range from £208.60 - £227.40 per week and these are reviewed annually. This includes your heating and hot water and water charges. You would be responsible for your own electricity, council tax and telephone bills.

As trustee we work closely with the London Borough of Greenwich’s Supported Housing Adult and Elderly People Services and accept a number of nominations from them. For further information about nominations contact the Sheltered Housing Department of Greenwich Council, Shanauz Mohammed, Senior Allocations Officer, Tel: 0208 921 2671/2685.

Location

Garden and Riverside Almshouses,
Old Woolwich Road,
Greenwich,
London,
SE10 9AS

Trinity Hospital, Shotesham, Norfolk
Trinity Hospital, Shotesham, Norfolk

Sheltered accommodation in Norfolk.

Accommodation

There are 2 two bedroom and 4 one bedroom cottages each newly refurbished with very attractive fully fitted kitchen and bathroom (walk-in showers). Each cottage has generous storage space, a light, airy sitting room and full central heating.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need;
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day today needs; and
  • Living within a 20 mile radius of Shotesham (this includes the whole of Norwich).

Facilities

  • Community Hall (used extensively for village activities and also by our residents for social events);
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens;
  • Allotment area for residents;
  • Laundry; and
  • 24 hour emergency call system.

Charges

The charges range from £138.13 - £150.13 per week and these are reviewed annually. This includes your heating and hot water and water charges. You would be responsible for your own electricity, council tax and telephone bills.

Location

Trinity Hospital Shotesham
The Street,
Shotesham,
Norfolk,
NR15 1YW

Whittington College, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Whittington College, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Sheltered accommodation in East Grinstead.

Accommodation

There are 56 homes, mainly two bedroom bungalows but including some generously sized studio apartments. All have fitted kitchens, central heating, attractive sitting rooms and outside seating areas. The College sits in 22 acres of attractive parkland with an orchard, lake and woodland walks.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Either single women or married couples;
  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need; and
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs.

Facilities

  • Communal room and kitchen;
  • Laundry;
  • Wheelchair accessible shower room;
  • Guestrooms;
  • Library;
  • IT facilities;
  • College Chapel (C of E services held weekly);
  • 24 hour emergency call system;
  • Minibus Service;
  • Weekly onsite GP surgery; and
  • Hairdresser service.

Charges

The charge ranges from £154.52 - £182.87 per week and this is reviewed annually.

Location

Whittington College
London Road,
Felbridge,
East Grinstead,
RH19 2QU

Sheltered Housing

Mercers’ House, Islington, North London
Mercers’ House, Islington, North London

Sheltered accommodation located in the north Borough of Islington.

Accommodation

Mercers’ House provides 28 two bedroom sheltered accommodation in the north Borough of Islington. The flats are situated over four floors each with a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, attractive sitting room and full central heating.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered; applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs; and
  • A resident of Islington for the last four years.

Facilities

  • Large lounge with kitchen;
  • Large laundry and hairdressing room;
  • Attractive walled courtyard garden;
  • 24 hour emergency call system;
  • Lift access to all floors;
  • Local GP practice nearby;
  • Excellent bus transport from Essex Road; and
  • Entry phone system.

We regret that pets are not permitted.

Charges

The charge is £217.80 per week and is reviewed annually. Residents are responsible for all other bills.

We work closely with the London Borough of Islington with which we agreed 50% nomination rights. To add your name to the list for Mercers’ House you should contact the Sheltered Housing Department of Islington Council, Lucy Mpofu, Referral and Assessment Coordinator, Tel: 0207 704 5454.

Location

384 – 388 Essex Road,
Islington,
London,
N1 3PF

Priory House, Islington, North London

Sheltered Accommodation in Islington, London.

Accommodation

Priory House has 18 two bedroom and four one bedroom flats situated over three floors each with a fully fitted kitchen, walk-in shower, an attractive sitting room and central heating.

Eligibility: Do you qualify?

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances and with a real housing need;
  • In reasonably good health and able to look after their day to day needs; and
  • A resident in Islington for at least the four years.

Facilities

  • Large lounge and kitchen;
  • Laundry room;
  • Hairdressing room;
  • Direct access to the pretty secluded garden with outdoor seating through the communal lounge overlooking Clerkenwell Green and St James’ Church;
  • 24 hour emergency call system;
  • Good lift access to all floors;
  • Good local shops;
  • Minutes from St John Street with good bus service and Farringdon station a short walk away; and
  • Entry phone system.

We regret that pets are not permitted.

Charges

The charges range from £242.24 - £263.76 per week and these are reviewed annually. This includes your heating and hot water and water charges. You would be responsible for your own electricity, council tax and telephone bills.

We work closely with the London Borough of Islington with which we agreed 50% nomination rights. To add your name to the list for Priory House you should contact the Sheltered Housing Department of Islington Council, Lucy Mpofu, Referral and Assessment Coordinator, Tel: 0207 704 5454.

Location

Sans Walk,
Clerkenwell,
London,
EC1R 0LT