About us

Rowland Hill Almshouse

Almshouses are unfurnished dwellings, usually specially designed with the needs of independent older people in mind. The aim is to provide modern, convenient, and comfortable accommodation in a setting that allows residents to come and go as they please. Almshouses offer security, and residents are encouraged to make friends and share a more comprehensive social life by using the communal lounge and other facilities when they are available. There is a part-time Almshouse Manager and call system in each flat. In an emergency, such as sudden illness or after a fall, a resident can get help quickly.

The Almshouses provide a peaceful atmosphere in a delightful setting; the extensive gardens are well maintained, with ample places to sit and relax or meet up with friends. Public transport and local amenities are easily accessible.

One Bedroom Self Contained Flat

There is a communal lounge where residents can come together for social events and activities, including coffee mornings, afternoon tea, and exercise classes.

We also hold a monthly Eucharist service.

The Almshouse Manager is on-site Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm.

All residents have a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week emergency link to a call centre, which will send someone out if necessary and has contact details for family, doctors, emergency services, a plumber, or an electrician.

Each flat has a lounge overlooking the gardens, one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and secure lobby access.




Initial enquiries should be made through the Almshouse Manager, who can provide you with further information or arrange a viewing of the accommodation available.



Eligibility and Guidelines

To Live at Rowland Hill, you must be:

55 years and over



Rowland Hill is open to all, but preference will be given to practising Christians in line with our foundation documents.

The complete regulations are set out in the Letter of Appointment you will receive should you decide to come and live at Rowland Hill.

The guidelines for living here are all about making life comfortable for you and those around you; they include:

•That you provide details of your next of kin.

•That you provide a complete medical history and GP details.

•That you are and remain able to look after and provide for yourself.

•That you do not leave your flat vacant for more than 28 days without advanced warning and let the Manager know if you are away overnight.

•That you do not make structural changes to your flat without the prior consent of the trustees.

•If you experience financial difficulties, don't hesitate to get in touch with the manager straight away, and we will endeavour to help you.

What the Residents have said

“I moved into Rowland Hill in 1993. It was the best move that I could have wished for.”

“Living at Rowland Hill is peace of mind……”

We all live our independent lives, though we are a community; this means everything to me…..”

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