Providing independent living & support

Sheltered Housing

About Sheltered Housing


The Trust has 78 Almshouses and are designed for older people in mind. They are unfurnished, providing convenient and comfortable accommodation in attractive settings in Barnet. The aim is to allow residents to live independently supported by the Housing Support Officers when required.
Almshouses provide a safe environment. Residents are encouraged to make friends and share a wider social life making use of the communal lounge, lunch club, activities and outings.
Each Scheme is supported by a Housing Support Officer and there is an alarm call system installed in each home. Residents get help by pulling the orange cords or pressing their pendants in emergencies, such as a fall.

Eleanor Palmer Trust is regulated with the Regulator of Social Housing. For more information please contact us.

What’s included?

Purpose built, self-contained one bedroom properties with lounge, kitchen, bathroom and wheelchair access.

Housing Support Officers available Mon - Fri (8.00am to 4.30pm) to provide background support to promote independent living.

24/7 Emergency pull cord system and pendants for the safety and security of residents.

There are well maintained gardens and the communal areas include lounges, laundry rooms and guest rooms.

Coffee mornings, outings and activities provide opportunities to socialise and make new friends.

Eligibility for Housing

In summary, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Potential residents must reside in or have lived in the area of benefit. This is the former Urban Districts of Barnet and East Barnet as they existed before 1965. This is most of EN5 and EN4 and a small part of N11 and N14 post codes.
  • Aged over 60 years of age, potential residents aged 55 may be considered if in need and have financial hardship.
  • Assets must be below the limit of £50,000 in total. This includes the value of any property currently or recently owned, savings, other assets and income.
  • Applicants must have a need for the support services provided by the Housing Support Officers. 

Housing Process:

  • Applicants may be invited to a panel interview with the Trustees.
  • The Trustees appoint residents for housing and their decision is final.

For further details, please

Apply Here

If you have read through our Eligibility Guide above and would like to apply, please complete the Housing Application Form below.

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