The Charity’s Almshouses are located at Bluecoat Square, off Upper Northgate Street in Chester. The small estate of sixteen one bedroom houses are set around a courtyard at the rear of The Bluecoat building. Initially established in the mid-19th century, they have since been improved and modernised and now offer comfortable and secure housing in the heart of Chester city centre.
The deeds of the Charity state that to qualify for residence, Almspeople must be ‘in need, hardship or distress, and resident in or with a strong connection to Chester’.
Ideally applicants will be over the age of 60 years. Any vacancy that arises in the Almshouses is advertised on this website. If no Almshouses are currently available, it is still possible for potential applicants to be placed on a waiting list. For further information on the qualifying criteria and how to apply, please contact the Charity through our Contact page.