About the almshouse

Our purpose built sheltered housing scheme in Purley, Surrey, was opened in September 2006, and features 53 modern, spacious one and two bedroom flats. Our senior house manager, Elizabeth Caccamo, and assistant, Katie Roberts, are the resident’s first port of call for any day-to-day issues.

The flats

Each flat has a sitting room with fire place,  a fully fitted kitchen, with fridge-freezer and oven. All windows are double-glazed and some bedrooms and sitting rooms have air-circulation systems fitted to ensure year-round comfort. Additional safety features include a security call device connected to the site house manager or out of hours community alarm centre.

The facilities

Our residents are welcome to gather in the communal lounge to chat, have tea or coffee. It also plays host to a range of parties, coffee mornings and get-togethers.

There is also a well-equipped laundry with full washing and drying facilities available for residents.

'The communal lounge is a place for residents to come together outside their flats, to chat, have tea or coffee and generally watch the world go by.'