Celebration for improved homes

17th November 2019

Residents and trustees enjoyed an afternoon tea together in our grounds to celebrate the completion of major improvements – and the building of two brand new cottages. The £2.9 million refurbishment programme has laid the foundations for our future by creating properties that meet the needs and aspirations of our residents for many years to… Read more »

Christmas festivities

20th December 2018

Residents at Glover’s have celebrated the spirit of Christmas at two recent social events.  A Christmas lunch was enjoyed at a local hotel, followed by singing and dancing. Everyone was in fine voice too for a joyful carol service held in the residents’ lounge at Glover’s, led by Reverend Gary Birchall from St Michael’s church… Read more »

Shortlisted for an excellence award

9th May 2018

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the prestigious Patron’s Award from the Almshouse Association. The annual award celebrates outstanding almshouse developments. Members of the awards committee recently visited us to see for themselves the refurbishment and new build work we’ve carried out, visiting three different properties and their residents. The committee’s recommendations are being… Read more »

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 »

Sarah Glover Close is our new street name

23rd August 2017

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 »

Accommodating a way to both stay and move

21st February 2017

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: homes to combat isolation

6th December 2016

This was originally published on Charity Bank’s website. Founded in 1824, Birmingham-based almshouse Glover’s Trust has provided accommodation to those in need for almost 200 years. A Charity Bank loan is helping to fund the renovation and modernisation of its properties. Chairman Pam Johnston shares their story. “At Glover’s Trust we have been combating isolation for… Read more »