Facilities at the Almshouse

  • All flats and bungalows have one or two bedrooms, a living room, a fully fitted kitchen and level access showers with emergency pull cords
  • The buildings are fully central heated throughout and windows are triple glazed
  • All flats on the second floor are served by a lift
  • All areas are fully wheelchair accessible Designed to Extra Care Standards.
  • Security locks on the external doors, with key-safes

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Activities that happen from time to time within the Almshouse

  • Lunches hosted by FiSH Neighbourhood Care
  • Teas with the ‘Friends of Walsingham Lodge’
  • Yoga groups
  • A reading group
  • Concerts with Barnes Community Choir
  • A Christmas lunch
  • Visits from local nursery school children
  • A gardening club supported by garden designer Esra Parr

Walsingham Lodge

Almshouses provide affordable sheltered housing. They are owned by a charity and offer supported accommodation for people who meet their eligibility criteria. Residents are not tenants; instead they pay a weekly maintenance contribution. Almshouses have existed for over 1,000 years.

Our Vision: Walsingham Lodge has a simple aim: to provide a friendly, safe, secure and supportive community where older people can live independently, able to enjoy their homes, the shared areas and the wider amenities of Barnes with the peace of mind that living in a caring community and neighbourhood brings.

Take a tour of the photo slide-show below.

Set in three and a half acres of beautiful gardens between the Ferry and Berkeley Roads, the heart of Barnes, the development of 33 homes consists of 18 self-contained flats (10 two bedroom and 8 one bedroom) and 15 bungalows.

All of the homes have central heating throughout, wheelchair accessibility (designed to Extra-Care standards) and upper floors are served by a lift.  An emergency alarm monitoring service is provided in all properties for urgent assistance and peace of mind.

As well as the landscaped gardens, there are other communal facilities such as a recently refurbished residents’ lounge, dining area and kitchen, a laundry, hairdressing suite and a guest room.

The almshouses are owned by the Walsingham Lodge Trust (a charity linked to The Barnes Fund) and the accommodation is managed by Retirement Lease Housing Association (RLHA), which is a subsidiary of the ELM Group (Ethical Leasehold Management Limited).

A Housing Services Officer is on duty for 20 hours a week, to oversee the administration, safety and security at the community, supporting residents’ continued independence in their own home.

If you want to know more about the ELM group, please follow this link to their website: www.elmgroup.org.uk

If you are interested in making an application for the housing register, go to the next page by clicking HERE

Facilities at the Almshouse

  • All flats and bungalows have one or two bedrooms, a living room, bath-cum-shower room and a fully fitted kitchen
  • The buildings are fully central heated throughout and windows are triple glazed
  • All flats on the second floor are served by a lift
  • All areas are fully wheelchair accessible Designed to Extra Care Standards.
  • Security locks on the external doors, with key-safes

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Activities that happen from time to time within the Almshouse

  • Lunches hosted by FiSH Neighbourhood Care
  • Yoga groups
  • Reading group
  • Concerts
  • A Christmas lunch
  • Visits from a local nursery school children
  • A gardening club
A relaxing corner of Walsingham Lodge where residents can watch TV
There are plenty of quiet spaces in which to relax
The Gardens at Walsingham Lodge in Spring

Walsingham Lodge Contacts

Housing Services Officer
Tel: 020 8741 8148

Email:
walsinghamlodge@rlha.org.uk

ELM Group, 2nd Floor, Victoria House, Aldershot, GU11 1EJ
Tel: 01252 356000

Email and webssite for ELM Group:
customerservices@elmgroup.org.uk

www.elmgroup.org.uk