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Useful Information

A more comprehensive list is contained in the Almshouse handbook, which is given to each resident on moving in.

Alarm System
All our residents have the Invicta Lifeline pendant alarm system.
This offers 24 hour monitoring via a control centre so that, in the event of an emergency, a relative, doctor or ambulance can be summoned immediately.

Cleaning
Cleaning of the communal areas is undertaken by the trustees. Residents are required to keep their almshouse and hallways clean and tidy.

Community Room
The Burlington Room at Sevenoaks Place is a community room for all the residents (both Sevenoaks and Weald) to use as they wish. There is a basic kitchen and facliities for making tea and coffee. Regular and one off events are organised for the residents.

Cost
There is a monthly charge which includes lifeline alarm system, maintenance, water rates and television licence. Payments are made by monthly standing order in advance. Council tax is approximately £1050 per year (25% discount if single) at both Sevenoaks and Weald.

Help is available from the council with housing benefit and council tax depending on circumstances.

Doctor
It may be possible to register with the surgery housed within Sevenoaks School, very nearby.

Gardens
Each almshouse has a small area of garden outside for the resident to use as they wish. It is the resident's responsibility to keep this garden neat and tidy.

Insurance
The Charity insures the buildings and this policy will cover the contents of the Almshouses. However if you have any valuables you are advised to make your own arrangements.

Laundry
There are two laundry rooms with washing machines and tumble driers for residents use on a rota basis.

Maintenance
All decoration and general maintenance of the Almshouses is undertaken by the Trustees. The residents are required to keep their Almshouse and shared entranceways clean and tidy.

Parking
There is no parking available at Sevenoaks Place. There is limited parking available outside the Almshouses in Weald.

Pets
It is regretted that the almshouse residents are not allowed to keep pets.

Rubbish
Black sacks and recycling sacks are provided by the council. Rubbish is collected on Monday morning in Sevenoaks and Friday morning in Weald.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted in the almshouses.

Telephone
Nearly all the almshouses have telephones. Residents are responsible for running costs. The invicta alarm system is run via the telephone system.

Televsion Licence
The Trustees buy an annual group licence which covers all residents over the age of 60.

Wheelchairs
Due to the access limitations, unfortunately these almshouses are not suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Useful links

Age Concern

The Almshouses Association

Help the Aged

Sevenoaks Life

Sevenoaks School