Accommodation

We provide a wide variety of one- and two-bedroomed comfortable accommodation, two of which are specifically designed for those with limited mobility. We consider all ages, the average age of our current residents being 47, and we also consider small families for our two-bedroom units.

Residents benefit from independent living in an affordable and supportive community, close to local shops, schools, and transport. Our beautiful and extensive grounds are available for residents to use and enjoy, and individual raised troughs are available for residents who wish to cultivate their own vegetables.

The Maintenance Contributions for these properties are based on Equivalent Fair Rent advised by the District Valuer and are currently in the range of £130–£150 per week. Residents on low income are encouraged to apply for Universal Credit or Housing Benefit, as appropriate.


 

Vacancies

Vacancy details are shown below as and when dwellings become available. If you would like to be notified when a vacancy is coming up please sign up here.

Please note that, due to the volume of applications we invariably receive, we are only able to notify applicants who are shortlisted for interview.


 

Dwelling type Rooms Floor Price (per week)
1-bed flat (permanent appointment) Kitchen, living room, double bedroom, shower room Ground floor (access via short flight of stairs) £133.72 + £4.50* water charge (£6.50* for a couple)
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th September 2019
1-bed flat (permanent appointment) Kitchen, living room, double-bedroom, shower room First floor £133.72 + £4.50* water charge (£6.50* for a couple)
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th September 2019

To apply for an Almshouse, please download the Application Form, and complete and submit as instructed on the form. You should also download the 'Sample Letter of Appointment & Residents Handbook (Permanent)' which you should refer to when completing your application.

If the Almshouse for which you are applying is advertised as “Short-term”, then you should download the Application Form and the 'Sample Letter of Appointment & Residents Handbook (Short Term)' which, similarly, you should refer to when completing your application.

Saffron Walden Almshouses accommodation