Do you have experience supporting older people? Consider becoming a trustee of our unique Camden almshouse charity.
St Giles & St George Alms is an old parochial foundation based in Bloomsbury and Covent Garden area. Our objective is to relieve poverty and we help local residents facing hardship in different ways:
- Almshouse accommodation for eight older women;
- Grants for Individuals who need new/placement appliances and furniture;
- Grants for Organisations supporting isolated older people or tackling homelessness.
There is more information about our services elsewhere on the website.
We are looking for someone who can bring their knowledge/experience of supporting older people to our charity to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our almshouse residents, thinking about now and into the future. Our residents live independently at the Almshouses, although the charity is responsible for all housing maintenance and repairs. Our residents are inevitably getting older and several of them do not have family members who support them so there is an increasing demand for assistance. An understanding of housing and social care options for older people would be helpful, ie: sheltered accommodation, extra care, and nursing homes.
Our Trustees meet quarterly for a couple of hours in the evening. In addition, all Trustees are encouraged to attend a Summer Tea Party and Christmas Lunch with the almshouse residents and other meetings occasionally.
For more information please download the information pack. If you would like to apply then please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested to the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 12 June.