Welcome to Glover’s Trust almshouses.

We provide attractive and affordable sheltered housing for the over 60s.  

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.

Please apply now for any cottage we currently have available or to join our waiting list.

Latest vacancies: We have one cottage available now. We also have a vacancy for a volunteer trustee with accountancy skills to join our management board.

Welcome to Glover’s Trust almshouses.

We provide attractive and affordable sheltered housing for the over 60s.  

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.

Please apply now for any cottage we currently have available or to join our waiting list.

Latest vacancies: We have one cottage available now. We also have a vacancy for a volunteer trustee with accountancy skills to join our management board.

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 recent refurbishment programme has  updated and improved them further, while keeping their special historic character.

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Interested in living at Glover's Trust? Please apply now or to join our waiting list.

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Resident reading in the lounge of a larger cottage
Example kitchen

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

  • Small inside porch behind the front door
  • Living/dining area
  • Modern kitchen
  • Modern shower room
  • Double bedroom with patio doors
  • Rear patio area
  • Gas central heating
  • Double glazing, with secondary glazing on the front original window frames
  • Redecorated and rewired
  • Use of a car parking space
  • 24-hour emergency alarm service

Larger cottages

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

The charge (called a weekly maintenance contribution) is £137 per week.

Standard cottages

These single-occupancy cottages are suitable for one person.

The charge (called a weekly maintenance contribution) is £131 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  
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

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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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    Keen to put your accountancy skills to good use? Would like to volunteer your time and abilities to support a local charity? Interested in joining a supportive team of people? We are looking for an experienced individual with recognised accountancy skills to join our board of the trustees at Glover’s. This friendly group of volunteers… Read more »

    Christmas carols

    15th December 2021


    The tradition of a carol service at Glover’s returned this year by taking the festivities al fresco. Residents and trustees wrapped up warmly to enjoy the shortened yet still joyful carol service outdoors, led by Reverend Gary Birchall from nearby St Michael’s church. Mulled wine and mince pies were served before the switching on of… Read more »

    Tribute to Tony Wood

    11th February 2021


    We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Tony Wood.  Tony was appointed to Glover’s as a Trustee in March 1992. He took responsibility for overseeing the properties and grounds and diligently provided the Trust with his considerable expertise in these matters.  He was a regular attender at meetings and contributed greatly to… 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

1164175

Contact us

enquiries@gloverstrust.org

0121 373 1506


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