Almshouses are dwellings provided by a benefactor for people in need and administered by a body of voluntary Trustees. They provide needy people, mostly elderly, with affordable housing enabling residents to retain their independence and to live in their local community.
The Consolidated Charity has 29 Almshouses in Burton upon Trent. The properties range from listed buildings to modern bungalows and are spread over two sites in Shobnall (Wellington Street and Rangemore Street) and two sites in Winshill (Hawfield Lane and Wheatley Lane).
The Charity employs wardens to inspect the Almshouses on a daily basis and visit the occupants to ensure their well-being. The Charity does not provide care or medical assistance but it does provide a community call system.
Residents are charged a Weekly Maintenance Contribution which is reviewed annually. Every year the Trustees are obliged to reserve sufficient funds for the future maintenance, improvement and potential rebuilding of the Almshouses.
The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent is a member of The Almshouses Association.