The Friendly Almshouses

By women for women since 1802

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Our Charges

Residents pay a 'weekly maintenance contribution' (WMC) towards the cost of their accommodation and the services provided. The WMC is currently (2016-2017) £215. In many cases, this is fully covered by Housing Benefit. The charity also offers a limited number of modest bursaries to established residents, subject to eligibility.

In addition to the WMC all residents pay £8 a week for heating and hot water,and are responsible for their own council tax, electricity, television licence, and telephone charges. Most of our residents qualify for other means-tested benefits in addition to Housing Benefit.

The Clerk to the Trustees is available to advise and support residents in applying for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.