Almshouse Residents sought for Burton properties

Wellington St Almshouses

The Consolidated Charity, which looks after a range of Almshouses, is looking for new residents to occupy several vacant properties.

Three homes in Wellington Street and Rangemore Street are vacant now and have recently undergone major refurbishments.  Another property in Wellingston Street and one in Hawfield Lane will become vacant in the new year.

The Almshouses are owned and maintained by the Consolidated Charity – which works for the benefit of the people of Burton and which also provides grants for organisations which have a positive impact on the town.

Charity vice-chair Patricia Ackroyd said: “The Charity has a long history of providing Almshouses for the benefit of the people of Burton and has recently invested in upgrading the properties.

“We are now in the position to be able to offer Almshouse accommodation to new residents and we are looking for applications. We receive very positive feedback from our residents and we are sure there are people who would benefit greatly from being offered an Almshouse.”

Applicants for Almshouse accommodation should be fit and able to look after themselves. They must also be already living in Burton or have a history of living in the town and are looking to move back.

Some of the properties can accommodate couples.

Applicants will need to provide a reference, undergo a health check with their doctor and will need to complete an application form. Applicants will also be expected to attend an interview with the Trustees of the Almshouses Sub-Committee, prior being offered an Almshouse.

Successful applicants will have water rates paid by the Charity, a warden visit on a daily basis and have access to the first call community care system. Regular meetings are also held with residents to obtain their views. 

Anyone wishing to apply for an Almshouse can download an application form at www.consolidatedcharityburton.org.uk or can call 01283 527067 for more information.

This entry was posted on November 21, 2016