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 the Almshouses is advertised publicly and a waiting list of potentially suitable applicants is prepared. It is not necessary for anyone seeking accommodation to await the appearance of an advertisement, however, because enquiries can be made at any time. They must be addressed in writing to the General Manager, Ogilvie Charities, The Gate House, 9 Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4JJ.

Uninvited callers are asked not to visit Ogilvie Almshouses casually, good though their intentions may be, because they would infringe upon the privacy of the people living there.

Application forms and information can be downloaded from this website. Alternatively, the General Manager will send enquirers by post, written details of the 'Houses and forms of application for the accommodation and services provided there.

On every occasion that a vacancy occurs, the General Manager will inform selected persons on the waiting list of it and invite them to submit to her, up-to-date particulars of their personal circumstances for consideration. She will then select, for personal interview at the Almshouses, 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 friend or relative.

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 the Almshouses. 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

email Email:

telephone Phone: 01394 388746

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