The Blue House Almshouse is a charitable trust administered by The Blue House Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (number 1165878). We are also registered with and regulated by Homes England, as a registered provider of housing.
It is important to note that residents occupy Almshouse accommodation as beneficiaries of the Charity,not as tenants. You should consider this carefully before accepting an offer of accommodation and seek legal advice if unsure. Almshouse residents are licensees, and do not pay rent but a Weekly Maintenance Contribution (WMC) to help the Charity cover its running costs. This is treated as the equivalent of rent as far as Housing Benefit is concerned and so help with payments is available if needed.
We need to make sure you are qualified to become an Almshouse resident. If you need help to complete the form please contact us. Please complete all sections fully. Failure to provide all the requested information could delay your application.
To apply for accommodation, please fill out either the online form or the PDF form below.