“Financially I didn’t know which way to turn and then I heard about the Oken Trust.”


“We do love it here I never want to move, it’s quiet but everywhere is nice and handy.”

Resident of the Guild Cottages

“We keep an eye on each other and look out for each other. It’s a good community.”

Resident of the Almshouses

I love the outlook, you’re never lonely here, there’s always something going on. I just feel relaxed.

Resident of Castle Hill Almshouses

“I like to get out and tidy up in the garden. Sometimes I spend a couple of hours out here, looking after the roses. The views of the old town wall, the Lord Leycester and the chapel are really peaceful.”

Resident of the Guild Cottages

“I went past on the bus one day, upstairs. I thought they were private houses. I thought, oh I’d love to live there.”

Resident of the Castle Hill Almshouses

“We had no idea these were almshouses. We heard absolutely by chance. We absolutely love it here, it’s turned out to be one of the best things.”