Welcome to Glover’s Trust almshouses.

We provide attractive and affordable sheltered housing for the over 60s.  Our cottages, which are newly refurbished, are all occupied – but you can apply to join our waiting list for any future vacancies.

Here you can have the advantages of a supportive, social community along with the enjoyment and privacy of your own accommodation, where you can come and go as you please.

Welcome to Glover’s Trust almshouses.

We provide attractive and affordable sheltered housing for the over 60s.  Our cottages, which are newly refurbished, are all occupied – but you can apply to join our waiting list for any future vacancies.

Here you can have the advantages of a supportive, social community along with the enjoyment and privacy of your own accommodation, where you can come and go as you please.

For the past 85 years, the close community of cottages at Glover’s has formed an oasis of tranquillity at its secluded spot off Chester Road in Sutton Coldfield.

 

Front entrance of Glover's
Scheme manager and resident chatting on bench

Look through the entrance gates of the front building to discover how it opens out with terraces of homes facing landscaped lawns for residents to enjoy.

The cottages were built in 1932 in the Arts and Crafts architectural style inspired by the countryside. They have been lived in and cared for ever since. A refurbishment programme has very recently updated and improved them further, while keeping their special historic character.

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Interested in living at Glover's Trust? All our cottage are occupied but you can apply to our waiting list.

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Resident reading in the lounge of a larger cottage
Example kitchen

The cottages are one storey and self-contained. They have the following features:

  • Small inside porch behind the front door
  • Living/dining area
  • Newly-fitted kitchen
  • Newly-fitted shower room
  • Double bedroom with patio doors
  • Rear patio area
  • Gas central heating
  • Double glazing, with secondary glazing on the front original window frames
  • Newly redecorated and rewired
  • New carpets and flooring throughout
  • 24-hour emergency alarm service

House type A

These double-occupancy cottages are suitable for a couple, as they have a larger bedroom and living area.

The charge is £110 per week.

House type B

These single-occupancy cottages are suitable for one person.

The charge is £105 per week.

I was so pleased when I was offered a cottage here. It's so cosy, warm and private. My neighbours are great - we like to chat in the gardens in the summer.

Lorraine, resident

2017-01-24T09:38:13+00:00

Lorraine, resident

I was so pleased when I was offered a cottage here. It's so cosy, warm and private. My neighbours are great - we like to chat in the gardens in the summer.
...It wasn’t until I moved to Glover’s that I had the time and opportunity to take up my interest in allotment gardening...

Linda, resident, Birmingham’s best allotment plot winner

2016-12-06T16:59:01+00:00

Linda, resident, Birmingham’s best allotment plot winner

...It wasn’t until I moved to Glover’s that I had the time and opportunity to take up my interest in allotment gardening...
Glover's is such a pretty site. I like to sit out in the shared gardens in the summer to do my cross-stitch. It's also very close to bus and train routes.

Pauline, resident

2016-12-07T10:29:51+00:00

Pauline, resident

Glover's is such a pretty site. I like to sit out in the shared gardens in the summer to do my cross-stitch. It's also very close to bus and train routes.
I just love it here. It’s so peaceful and quiet you can forget you’re so close to Birmingham city centre

Max, resident

2016-12-06T16:53:24+00:00

Max, resident

I just love it here. It’s so peaceful and quiet you can forget you’re so close to Birmingham city centre
We particularly like our new kitchen and the level-access shower room.  There are some new flower beds at the back of the cottage, so I'm hoping to plant some hydrangea and strawberry plants.

 

Pauline, resident

2016-12-07T10:31:40+00:00

Pauline, resident

We particularly like our new kitchen and the level-access shower room.  There are some new flower beds at the back of the cottage, so I'm hoping to plant some hydrangea and strawberry plants.  
I was made very welcome from the start and have always found it a friendly place, where I can get on with everyone.

Hazel, resident

2017-01-30T15:26:32+00:00

Hazel, resident

I was made very welcome from the start and have always found it a friendly place, where I can get on with everyone.
It’s a welcoming, safe haven. Nobody bothers me... but everyone is my friend. Moving here is the best thing that’s happened to me in the winter of my life.

Jan, resident

2017-10-30T17:28:27+00:00

Jan, resident

It’s a welcoming, safe haven. Nobody bothers me... but everyone is my friend. Moving here is the best thing that’s happened to me in the winter of my life.
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Stories about Glover's Trust

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    Let’s celebrate!

    1st November 2017


    It’s not always tea and cakes at Glover’s – sometimes there’s bubbly too! Residents recently enjoyed socialising at two celebratory events, with plenty of food, drink and music. A much-liked resident, Irene, was remembered at a tea party held in her memory. “My aunt spent many happy years at Glover’s Trust and I think she… Read more »

    The philanthropist Sarah Glover, who founded Glover’s Trust almost 200 years ago, has been celebrated with a street being named in her honour. Sarah Glover Close is the new street name for the Glover’s housing development, which lies off the main Chester Road. Properties here were previously addressed as being on the main road. Trustees… Read more »

    The refurbishment of cottages at Glover’s has given a longstanding resident further reason to love living here. Hazel has lived at Glover’s for almost 13 years, in a cottage situated on the top terrace. She has recently moved into a different cottage, near to the site’s entrance. “I casually mentioned I’d like to move down… Read more »

Glover's Trust

Glover's Trust is a registered charity providing historic almshouses for older people in need of affordable housing.

Registered address

Sarah Glover House
31 Sarah Glover Close
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5BW

Charity registration number

223441

Contact us

enquiries@gloverstrust.org

0121 373 1506


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