The City of London Almshouses Trust

Almshouses grounds

Address and contacts 

The City of London Almshouses, Ferndale Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8AN
Tel: 020 7274 1337

City of London Almshouses Trust 

The City of London Almshouses estate is a small development of one-bedroom, self-contained dwellings on the ground and first floor set within a conservation area. They offer homes for people aged 55 and over on a below average income or state benefits, who are in need of housing and require sheltered accommodation.

The City of London Almshouses Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission and a housing association registered with the Housing Corporation. The Trust is administered by a body of Trustees who give their services voluntarily. The Almshouses are managed on behalf of the Trustees by the City of London.

There are no communal facilities at the Almshouses, although residents enjoy the use of a large lawned area and landscaped gardens. There are two resident staff (Matrons) who are on duty Monday to Friday. Outside their working hours, all properties on the estate are linked to a pull-cord alarm system which is monitored by Lambeth Careline 24 .

The Almshouses are situated in Ferndale Road, Brixton, and are conveniently close to a large shopping area, public transport and local amenities.


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Maintenance charges

Average weekly maintenance charges (rent) range between £103.09 - £111.91 plus service charges of £16.78 per week. A weekly support charge is also payable. This charge is set by Lambeth Council and is calculated on an individual basis.

Estate Office and staff

  • Matron (Scheme Manager) - Tracy Taylor
  • Assistant Matron - Gloria Darbeau
  • Supported Housing Manager - Katherine Bowen


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To apply

For more information on the City of London Almshouses, including how to apply for housing, please contact:

Housing Needs Team
Department of Community and Children's Services
3 Lauderdale Place
Tel: 020 7332 1237/ 3452/ 1654


26 March 2012
Last Modified:
08 January 2013