Our Almshouses

The aim of Hawley Almshouses is to provide convenient and comfortable accommodation in a safe setting that allows its elderly residents to live independent lives, coming and going as they please. The day to day running of Hawley Almshouses is carried out by the Scheme Manager, under the direction of the Board
of Trustees.

In total Hawley Almshouses has 18 properties, each with its own 24 hour emergency communication system.

The main Hawley Almshouses site is located in Blackwater.
The 
Hawley Garden site features 10 self contained cottages and Ratcliffe House
which contains an Almshouse flat, the Trust’s office, a communal room and kitchen.
 

The site of our other Almshouses is at Hawley Green, just half a mile away.
Located in a picturesque spot overlooking the village green stands the original Henry Randell’s Almshouses flanked by a small cottage on one side (which used to be a Warden’s house) and a pair of semi-detached bungalows on the other side (Garth Cottages).

Hawley Almshouses is a small and friendly community of residents, many of whom have been leaving in their homes for over 10 years.