Opening our doors to older people in need of a home
We're inviting older people on a low income who need an affordable new home to tour our almshouses.
We’re inviting local older people in need of sheltered accommodation to look round our flats, communal areas and award-winning gardens, and have a chat to staff and residents. Anyone is welcome to come and have a look around – including health and social care professionals who want to visit on behalf of someone else.
We have flats available now at our two Hammersmith sheltered housing schemes. Both schemes – which are on Rylett Road and Sycamore Gardens – are near bus routes, shops and health and community services. They have beautiful communal gardens, a busy social calendar, daily welfare checks and accessible buildings, and are protected by a trust so they can only ever be used for housing.
According to Bill, one of our residents: “I used to live in a bedsit just around the corner from here in Rylett Avenue. I’d walk past John Betts House every day and think, “That looks like a nice place to live.” I never dreamed I’d live here myself. It’s got everything you could want. When I wake up in the morning, the sun comes streaming in through the big windows. There are huge gardens right outside, and you can smell the flowers in my room.”
“We’d really love people to come and have a good look round and chat to our staff,” says Hammersmith United Charities CEO Victoria Hill. “I’m so proud of our almshouses and gardens and think we have a really welcoming community where people can live safely and independently. But don’t take my word for it – come along and see for yourself.”
Are you eligible?
- Are you 60 years old or over?
- Are you on a low income (with assets of less than £25,000)?
- Have you lived in our area of benefit as an adult for five years?
- You do not need to live currently in Hammersmith but, at some point in your adult life, you must have lived in one of the following wards for at least five years: Addison; Avonmore; Brook Green; College Park & Old Oak; Coningham; Grove; Hammersmith Broadway; Ravenscourt; Shepherd’s Bush Green; Wendel Park; White City; Wormholt.
Book your visit:
Everyone is welcome to come and visit. Visitors can come along with someone else, or visit on behalf of friends, family or someone they support. To arrange a visit any time:
- Call us on 07470 793565
- Email email@example.com