The Jesus Hospital Charity now provides 56 – this will rise to 63 later this year when the new development at Potters Lane is completed. The unfurnished dwellings are for ladies aged 50 plus, who reside alone and are fit and able to care for themselves and are able to live independently. The Alms houses are situated in Barnet in Potters Lane, Grasvenor Avenue, Monken Hadley, Wood Street and Union Street.
An almshouse is a form of charitable housing. Almshouses were usually established by a local benefactor, and have been provided for local people over many centuries.
There are 2 forms of almshouse, the main type, are typically for older people (but the age range and other criteria varies between almshouse charities)
The second form of almshouse, are those reserved for people who used to work in a particular form of employment. For example, those retired from retail, transport and mining etc
Jesus Hospital Charity currently has 56 almshouses (which will rise to 63 when the new ones at Potters Lane are completed later this year.)
Most of our properties are one bedroom cottages, with a separate lounge, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, plus a small garden.
The Charity also has 6 bed sits, which have a separate kitchen and bathroom, and are lower in rent (which is called weekly maintenance charge). Residents also make a contribution towards utilities. Residents are beneficiaries not tenants.
The Charity’s almshouses are spread over 6 sites in Barnet. In Potters Lane, Grasvenor Avenue, Wood Street, Union Street and Monken Hadley.