The Blue House – Application for Accommodation

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.

Online form

Your contact details

Current Address

About you

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What is your connection to Frome?

About your current finances

Your weekly income


Your weekly outgoings.

About your current accommodation (Please tick the relevant boxes)

Is you home

About your current circumstances

Are you registered disabled?

Please give the details of a health professional who can give a reference for you

References and Declaration

Please provide details of two further referees. One should be a person (not related to you) who knows you well and can confirm that you would benefit from our accommodation, the other should be your current landlord or the person whose home you currently live in (if applicable)

Landlord reference

Personal reference

Declaration: All information given or obtained in connection with this application form will be held by the Blue House Almshouse in accordance with the General Data Protection regulations. The information contained in this form will be used for the purposes of processing your application for accommodation under the legitimate basis of processing. If you become a resident we will keep this information on file. If you are unsuccessful we will keep it for a maximum of 3 years.
To determine your suitability as a resident we will contact your referees. So that we can do this please provide your consent for us to contact the following people and for them to release information to us about you
If you wish to withdraw consent please contact the Blue House. You have certain rights over your data including the right to ask for access, to amend incorrect information and delete it.