Almshouse Cottages

Independent Living

At the heart of Whiteley Village, set out in an octagon around the monument to our founder, are our 262 one and two-bedroom almshouse cottages, suitable for single people and couples.

Their central location means that all are in easy reach of the multiple facilities, services and social opportunities that our Village has to offer. The cottages are intended for those who are able to live independently. However as residents’ needs change, our Support Team and Care at Home Teams we can offer care and support. This will enable them to remain in their home for as long as they are able, and wish to.

Cottages are offered on an unfurnished basis and feature the following:

• Lounge (some of the larger cottages also have a dining area)
• Kitchen, including integrated oven & hob
• Shower and toilet
• Central heating and smoke alarms
• *A selection of cottages contain an oak dresser and other period features

* The dressers were originally made for each cottage on the instruction of William Whiteley. The oak wood was from the felled trees during the construction of the Village.

 

• The majority have a small garden area. (The size of this varies dependant on the property)
• * A TV aerial and phone point

* Residents are responsible for arranging their own services and managing their contracts with providers

The Village has a Property and Estates Team who can assist with maintenance and repairs.
In addition there is an out of hours emergency call-out service for emergency repairs and welfare support.

Find out more

Please review the criteria below and if suitable, download both our Application Form and our Equality Monitoring form. Once completed, return to The Housing Department at The Whiteley Homes Trust. Should you require any further information at this stage please contact our main switchboard on (01932) 842360 or by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of the page.

 Criteria
AgeMale of not less than 65 years and female of not less than 60 years, as stated in the Will of William Whiteley.
Capital Asset LimitCapital assets do not exceed £30,000 per person (£60,000 asset limit for couples).
Annual Income£17,534.40 the equivalent of the state pension per individual living within a property. Our recent policy change reflects that Villagers are allowed to work.
Residency Status and time lived in the UKApplicants are subject to ‘Right to Rent’ checks and to have confirmed that they have lived in the UK 5 years prior to application being made.
Engagement in a specific areaPriority to be given to individuals or the spouses of those who have been engaged in commercial or agricultural pursuits. This reflects William Whiteley’s intentions
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