Living at Whiteley

Specialist housing for older people has always been our purpose

In our beautiful village setting, the Whiteley Homes Trust charity has over 100 years’ experience of accommodating, supporting and caring for older people of limited means.

The majority of our residents live independently in one of our Almshouse cottages and for those requiring more support, we also offer extra-care apartments in Huntley House.

In both these types of accommodation our charity can provide personalised care and support, initially funded via the individual’s personal attendance allowance and in the longer term by social services following an assessment.

Opened in 2019, the Eliza Palmer Hub care home, provides nursing care in beautiful open-plan facilities, and Ingram House our homely, purpose-built home offers residential care for self-funding residents.

Villagers are encouraged and enabled to live happy and fulfilling lives as independently as possible, supported by our dedicated and highly skilled care and nursing team.

Specialist therapy is also available to all our residents on a group and individual basis from Hobbs Rehabilitation, one of the UK’s leading providers. Further details are available on request.

Our Village Charter was devised by Whiteley residents to set out the expectations we all have of what good community living looks and feels like: being neighbourly, kind and respectful, and supporting each other. This is the foundation that underpins our way of life at Whiteley Village.

Thinking of living at Whiteley?

Applicants of limited means
In accordance with our charitable purpose, most of our accommodation is only available to rent to retired people of limited means. Our housing team will require evidence of this as part of your application.

Self-funding applicants
Some accommodation at Whiteley Village is available to those who can fund themselves. We offer residential care at Ingram House and high-dependency nursing care at the Eliza Palmer Hub. There are also a small number of rental and leasehold purchase options available in the Village. Please contact us for more information.

Dementia care
Regretfully, at the present time we are unable to offer accommodation to any new residents with diagnosis of dementia. If someone develops dementia whilst living at Whiteley, we may be able to support them depending on the complexity of their needs.

You can view the full list of services that we offer within each area here.

To qualify as a resident under the terms of our charity, you must:

  • Be of UK state pension age or above
  • In receipt of a UK state pension or pension credits, and be entitled to housing benefit and other benefits
  • Have limited capital assets
  • Have been living in the UK for more than five years.

We prioritise applicants according to need so please contact us if:

  • If you have an urgent welfare need (i.e you are unable to access your property fully, or get to your local community, or you are a victim of anti-social behaviour)
  • If you are currently homeless or worried you may become homeless
  • If you don’t have the ability to pay for your own home and are potentially eligible for state support
  • If you think you may need respite care now, or in the near future.

Housing Options


Independent Living. At the heart of Whiteley Village, set out in an octagon around the monument to our founder, are our 260 one and two-bedroom almshouse cottages, suitable for single people and couples.

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Huntley House

Extra Care. Offering 51 self-contained flats, Huntley House is the appropriate choice for those who wish to live independently but require additional support to do so. Each resident only pays for the care and support they need.

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Residential and Nursing Care

Eliza Palmer Hub

Nursing Care. The Eliza Palmer Hub nursing home opened its doors in June 2019. Consisting of 30 spacious care suites located over two floors, each one features a stunning bay window providing excellent views of the Village for residents to enjoy.

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Ingram House

Residential Care. Ingram House is a 27 bed, residential care home for self-funding residents, set within the beautiful grounds of our thriving Whiteley Village community and offers award-winning person-centred care in a peaceful, comfortable and homely environment.

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Residents’ stories

Since these films were made, some of the residents featured here have sadly passed away, but we are grateful for permission to continue sharing their wonderful stories.

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If you’d like to find out more about living at Whiteley Village call us on

01932 842360

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