The external works to this Almshouse, built in 1938 include the following –
- Complete external repairs and redecorations
- Restoration of decorative chimney stacks
- Welsh slate roof replacement
Almshouses are run by independent local charities. They provide self-contained, low-cost housing, mostly to older people who have a low income. They often cater for particular categories of people, for example if you’ve worked for a certain trade or you’ve been living in the area for a number of years. Almshouses were originally formed as extensions of the church system and were later adapted by local officials and authorities.
This property, located in Tuskar Street, is owned by The Hatcliffe Charity.
The Hatcliffe Charity has property holdings in the area and has been operational for over 400 years.