The new Almshouse, being built as part of the redevelopment of the Plough and Horses in Jarvis Brook, should be ready early next year.
Almshouses were established from the Middle Ages. Trusts were generally founded by benefactors to help the poor, old and distressed in their locality. They were the social housing of their day. The oldest still in existence are in Winchester, and date about back to around 1132.
After almost 108 years the two Almshouse charities in Crowborough, Mrs De Lannoy and Haven Homes, are merging to form a new, single charity to be known as ‘Mrs De Lannoy and Haven Homes Almshouse Charity’ each Almshouse continuing to keep its own unique identity.
Last year planning permission was granted to convert the pub into apartments. An extension is being built at the rear providing four self-contained, one bedroom apartments intended for older people of “lesser means”.
From time to time vacancies arise, should you feel that this form of accommodation might be suitable for you, or someone you know, then please contact the Almshouse Charity on 07443 391361.