About the almshouse
Our purpose built retirement sheltered housing scheme in Purley, Surrey, was opened in September 2006, and features 52 modern, spacious one and two bedroom flats. Our house manager, Maggie Hilton, lives in the scheme and is the residents’ first port of call for any day-to-day issues.
Each flat has a sitting room with fire place and flame-effect gas fire, and 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 shower-room/toilet with level access shower and a security call connected to the site house manager or out of hours community alarm centre.
Our residents are welcome to gather in the communal lounge to chat, have tea or coffee and generally watch the world go by. It also plays host to a range of parties, coffee mornings and get-togethers that St Saviour’s residents organise among themselves. We have a full range of outdoor furniture that residents use on fine days in the pretty garden and patio areas.
There is also a well-equipped laundry with full washing and drying facilities available for residents to use for a modest weekly charge.