The Ogilvie Charities

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

The weekly charge which the Trustees are obliged to make for the accommodation applies to each Home whether occupied by a single person or a couple. It includes the use of the individual dwellings and the communal facilities such as the Reading Room, laundry room etc, the external and internal repair and redecoration of them; water and sewerage charges, the upkeep of the grounds; the services of the Scheme Manager and her staff; and a number of amenities such as a subsidised 'shopping bus' into Leiston town centre. In the case of those living in the original terrace of bungalows, and in the 1990 Homes, the charge includes, also, the cost of supplying central heating, hot water, and electricity for cooking and lighting through centralised systems and meters. The 1987 Homes, on the other hand, are provided with the individual gas-fired heating systems and each has its own separate source of electricity: in these instances the occupants pay their personal fuel costs to Gas suppliers and Electricity suppliers, direct, and the charge made by the Trustees is somewhat lower for them.  


Residents who feel unable to meet these expenses in full from their present income may be entitled to help from the District Council by way of Housing Benefit allowance and support costs from the Supporting People organisation, indeed, some receive it already.  

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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