The Whiteley Homes Trust (Whiteley Village)

HQ Location: 
Surrey

Location of benefit: 
UK only (local)

Whiteley Village was established on the death of William Whiteley in 1907 for "elderly people of limited means". The Whiteley Homes Trust provides 255 almshouses, nursing home and residential homes for 500 elderly people of limited means who might otherwise be homeless or living in vulnerable and unsuitable conditions.

The Whiteley Homes Trust needs to raise in excess of £8.5m every year to keep the charity running. The Village is in a conservation area, plus it has Grade II listed buildings, all of which are very expensive to maintain. So your support is really important!!

Set in 230 acres in Walton on Thames, the Village provides security, care, homes, community and friendship for people who might otherwise be homeless or living in vulnerable and unsuitable conditions.

A Village Hall, Church, Club House, Café, hair salon, shop, charity shop, hydrotherapy pool, bowling and putting greens and over 21 clubs, which are run by the Residents for the Residents. The clubs and other facilities that the residents avoid isolation and can form supportive friendships. We have a thriving community because of this. Longevity within the village is common and the Village is currently taking part in a research project. We have the vision of being the best place in the UK to age.