We have several more almshouse homes becoming available in February / March / April.
Applications are invited from individuals, couples and families who are:
|–||resident in Great Shelford or the surrounding area, or who otherwise have a strong connection to Great Shelford . . .|
|–||and are on low incomes . . .|
|–||and in housing need . . .|
|–||and are capable of independent living.|
Almshouse residents do not pay rent as such – but pay a monthly maintenance contribution which is set at 50% of the rental rate for similar private property in the village.
Starting 4 January 2023, application forms will be available from our partner, John Huntingdon’s Charity (JHC):
John Huntingdon’s Charity
189 High St
JHC can provide assistance with completing the application form.
The application form is also available to download here: Almshouse application
Applicants should also read our Residents’ Handbook.
Applications should be submitted to JHC by 27 January 2023. They will be processed confidentially by JHC – and anonymised – before being forwarded to Parochial Charities trustees for assessment. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview.
Typically, a successful applicant will be eligible for a property with one bedroom per:
|–||other adult aged 16 or older|
|–||two children under 16 and of the same sex|
|–||two children under 10|