The Ogilvie Charities

Sheltered accommodation in Suffolk and Essex, grant making for charitable purposes

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From time to time, the accommodation at Charles May House is advertised publicly and a waiting list of potentially suitable applicants is prepared. It is not necessary for anyone seeking such accommodation to await the appearance of an advertisement, however, because enquiries can be made at any time. Uninvited callers are asked not to visit Charles May House casually, good though their intentions maybe, because they would infringe upon the privacy of the people living there. 

Application forms and other information may be downloaded from this website.  Alternatively, the General Manager will send enquirers by post, written details of Charles May House and forms of application for the accommodation and services provided there. 

On every occasion that a vacancy occurs, the General Manager will select persons on the waiting list and invite them to submit to her up-to-date particulars of their personal circumstances for consideration.  She will then arrange personal interview at Charles May House for those whom she considers to be the most needy applicants for the vacant accommodation, and where she considers it appropriate to do so, may ask permission to pay them home visits also. Applicants being interviewed will be given the opportunity to be accompanied by a relative or friend. 

The General Manager will refer to the Trustees' policy on eligibility and other factors, and select from among those interviewed someone whom she can recommend to the Trustees for immediate accommodation at Charles May House. After receiving the Trustees approval a Letter of Agreement will be sent to the applicants selected, setting out the full terms on which the offer of accommodation is authorised and the joint signatures of an applicant and the General Manager will signify their acceptance. 

The Ogilvie Charities

The Gate House

9 Burkitt Road



IP12 4JJ

Contact us

To contact us please use any of the methods below. 

If you wish to apply for accommodation vacancies please download the forms from the page for the relevant property and send to us at the address below.


 houseThe Gate House, 9 Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JJ

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telephone Phone: 01394 388746

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