Whiteley Village is a charitable retirement community run by The Whitely Homes Trust (registered charity No. 1103056, patron HRH The Prince of Wales), comprising around 500 people of limited financial means.
Set in 225 acres near Walton on Thames, Surrey, the Grade II listed village contains 262 almshouses, 51 extra-care apartments, a residential home and a nursing home.
Whiteley Village celebrates its centenary in 2017 and has several fund-raising events planned throughout this special year of celebration.
What is Whiteley Village?
Whiteley Village is a thriving charitable retirement village set in 225 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland. Founded on the bequest of philanthropist William Whiteley in 1907, the Village offers almshouse accommodation to older people of limited means in Grade II Listed cottages; a 104-bed residential and nursing home; an extra-care facility comprising 51 modern, self-contained flats. The Village provides a wide range of shops, services, clubs and societies dedicated to the needs of all our Residents.
Am I eligible?
Prospective entrants must have reached retirement age, and be entitled to claim state benefits. As our Founder intended the Village to be for older people of limited means, financial criteria also apply. To find out more contact the general office: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01932 842360
I am interested in coming to the Village – what do I do?
If I am accepted into the Village, what can I expect?
Above all, you can expect to join a thriving community of over 500 like-minded Villagers and staff. There is a great feeling of ‘belonging’ set within a secure environment, so you will be made to feel very welcome. Whiteley Village encourages residents to live independently for as long as possible, and we are especially keen that our residents are active members of our community. Many residents are active volunteers, helping each other with day to day living. Additionally all social clubs and societies are run by residents, so if you like meeting people and want to join in community activities, there’s plenty to choose from.
What amenities are there in the Village?
The village shop is the central hub of the community, providing for most everyday needs. There’s also a post office, library, hair salon, launderette, and a Social Club with a bar, restaurant, conservatory, hydrotherapy pool, snooker table and most of all, good company. We have a church and other places of worship, and our Village Hall is used for meetings, entertainment and activities such as drama, musical events, dancing and keep-fit. There are bowling and putting greens, a golf course, and a free range chicken-run and allotments. The surrounding woodland is a beautiful setting for walks. Every month, our magazine keeps everyone in touch with what’s going on.
Where would I live?
The Village has 255 cottages which provide accommodation for both single residents and couples who are able to live independently. For those requiring more support, Huntley House, our extra-care facility provides 51 self-contained flats, a dining area, assisted baths, laundrettes and communal lounges. There are also nursing and residential homes in the Village.
What transport is available in the Village?
There are public buses that run at regular intervals to nearby Walton-on-Thames and Hersham. The Trust also has its own mini-bus service to enable Villagers with mobility problems to attend the Social Club, Shop, hairdressers and Village Hall.