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Parmiter Almshouses at Clacton - vacancies

Published: Friday 21 August 2020
Parmiter Almshouses at Clacton - vacancies


Since 2010, the Parmiter’s Almshouse & Pension Charity has had 6 Almshouses in Clacton (as pictured) for Bethnal Green residents. They are all two bedroomed bungalows. There is a vacancy and the Trustees would like to let the property as soon as possible.

The weekly charge is currently £123.93 per week. Just as they are from Tower Hamlets Council, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit are available from Tendring Council, to cover the weekly charge and the Council Tax charges if you are eligible.

The property will be redecorated by the Trust prior to it being let and cleaned throughout. If your application for the property is successful, you will be responsible for all your own moving costs. If you are downsizing, your current landlord may be able to help to help with moving costs.


Being a Pensioner of the Charity

The successful applicant will become a pensioner of the Parmiter’s Almshouse & Pension Charity and as such you will be paid a twice yearly pension. The current payment is £75. In addition the Trustees arrange for you to receive a Christmas Hamper each year.  Once a years the Trustees visit the Almshouses and take the  pensioners out for a meal.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for one of the bungalows, please complete the application form, which is available from the Clerk to the Trustees, Ms Jill Lawrence. She can be contacted at:


The Parmiters Almshouse & Pension Charity

c/o The Trust Partnership

6 Trull Farm Buildings


Gloucestershire GL8 8SQ

or telephone: 01285 841 900

or email:

Please return completed application forms by 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2020.

All applicants who complete application forms will then be assessed against the criteria set by the Trustees, to ensure that they meet the charitable aims of the Trust.

Looking for a Shared Ownership Home?

Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Looking for a Shared Ownership Home?

Poplar HARCA offer a fabulous selection of new homes for Shared Ownership in East London.

With shares from 25% and some great incentives available, this is the perfect opportunity to get your foot on the ladder.

For more information on Shared Ownership & our developments, please visit -

Or contact us at or 020 7538 6460




Homeseekers Open Day 2020 - Thursday 27th February, 3pm to 7pm. Venue: Spitalfields Housing Association, Hason Raja Centre, 117 Vallance Road, London E1 5BW.

Published: Monday 10 February 2020
Homeseekers Open Day 2020 - Thursday 27th February, 3pm to 7pm. Venue: Spitalfields Housing Association, Hason Raja Centre, 117 Vallance Road, London E1 5BW.

Get advice on what options are available to you by speaking to our team of advisors. They’ll provide you with guidance on housing options, money advice, shared ownership, mutual exchange, over 50s accommodation and tenancy & rent types.

This is for advice only – for personal enquiries about your housing application please refer to your landlord.

Overground - Whitechapel/Bethnal Green

District/Hammersmith & City Line - Whitechapel

Buses D3/25/205/254/DL-6

Click here for PDF copy of the advert.

Social housing review - Have your say

Published: Thursday 7 November 2019
Social housing review - Have your say

We are proposing changes to the way we allocate social housing. Have your say. You can do this in three ways - by completing our online survey, by taking part in a focus group or by coming along to one of our drop-in sessions. 

We have setup a page on the Council website which gives full details of the proposals and how you can take part.

Visit the page here.

Build your own home

Published: Friday 2 August 2019
Build your own home

What is self-build and custom build?

Self-build housing is where individuals or groups of individuals directly organize the design and construction of their own homes. This covers a wide range of projects including a traditional DIY self-build, to projects where self-builders employ someone to build their homes or a group of people build their own homes together.

Custom build housing is where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach, but homes can be tailored to meet individual requirements with different levels of customization. 

Community-led housing is where people and communities play a leading role in addressing their own housing needs. It has many overlaps with group self-build and custom-build, but also considers the long-term ownership or management, and where any benefits (such as affordability) are legally protected.


Self and Custom House building in Tower Hamlets

The Self-build and Custom House building Act 2015 places a duty on all local councils to maintain a register of individuals and associations who are interested in acquiring serviced plots of land for self and custom house building.

You can get more information on the Council website.

You can register here.