Living Here

At Glover’s you can enjoy your retirement by living independently in comfortable surroundings - and always with the reassurance of knowing that help is at hand in an emergency.

At Glover’s you can enjoy your retirement by living independently in comfortable surroundings - and always with the reassurance of knowing that help is at hand in an emergency.

Living at Glover's Trust

What's on offer

Living in one of our self-contained cottages you will benefit from a scheme manager on site each weekday and an emergency alarm service at all times. There is also no need to worry about maintenance and repairs as we take care of those.

It’s a friendly place too. Sometimes you may want to be on your own and at other times you may want to be sociable. There is a residents’ lounge which is used for weekly coffee mornings for residents, with the chance to also chat to a visiting trustee. And to promote a sense of community, our scheme manager can help arrange other social activities and group trips out.

Resident in refurbished lounge at Glover's Trust
Elderly resident of Glover's Trust almshouses

Services Provided

Residents pay a weekly maintenance contribution to live at Glover’s. This is similar to rent but different in law, and less than a commercial rate. It is payable monthly in advance. You may be entitled to help towards paying it through Housing Benefit.

The contribution covers the cost of facilities and services such as the emergency alarm. It also includes:

  • Maintenance of the inside and outside of the property
  • Buildings insurance
  • Garden maintenance
  • Water charges

The weekly maintenance contribution does not cover the following, which residents are responsible for paying for separately.

  • Council Tax
  • Television licence
  • Electricity and gas energy use
  • Telephone charges
  • Home contents insurance
Glover's Trust exterior view with open door
Refurbished bathroom at Glover's Trust

Larger cottages

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

The charge is £114 per week.

Standard cottages

These single-occupancy cottages are suitable for one person.

The charge is £109 per week.

Interested in living in a Glover’s Trust almshouse?

Please download and print off our Application Form. Please read it carefully, filling it in as clearly and fully as possible. Then please post it to us.

Location

We are situated off Chester Road, in the Boldmere area of Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. There is a bus stop directly outside and Chester Road railway station on the cross-city line is a short walk away.




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

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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