The almshouse flats provide accommodation on two floors and are unfurnished dwellings. The aim is to provide accommodation in a setting which allows residents to come and go as they please. Residents are encouraged to make friends, sharing in a social life through use of the communal facilities. There is an emergency telephone call system in each flat so that in case of need, such as sudden illness or after a fall, residents are able to obtain help quickly. However, residents must be able and willing to live independently. Subject to this, it is the Trustees' policy that residents are normally able to remain at Gallard's as long as they wish.
Application forms for those interested in applying to live at Gallard’s Close can be obtained from the Almshouses’ Manager. If an applicant is considered suitable but there are no vacancies, their name will be placed on a list of applicants. However there is no guarantee that a flat will be offered. It should be noted that at the present time, due to the demand for the flats since the Redevelopment Project, only applicants from Southborough will be considered for addition to the list of applicants.
The "Ark" Community Room, which has kitchen and toilet facilities, is principally for the use of the residents but there is some spare capacity and it can be made available to appropriate local community organisations, small commercial organisations serving the community and/or local people. It has capacity for up to 45 people. Bookings can be made with the Almshouses' Manager [see Contact page]. The hiring rate for 2017 is £18 for one hour. Two hours will be charged at £24 with each additional hour at £12. There will be a small surcharge for weekend bookings. Full terms and conditions are available on request. Parking is readily available in the public car park next to the site [the first two hours are free].
C J Gallard's Almshouses - helping the elderly to live independently in the centre of Southborough
C J Gallard's Almshouses
27 Gallard's Close
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