The Whitgift Foundation is delighted to announce a rare opportunity to reside in one of our comfortable self-contained flats currently available at the historic Whitgift Almshouses, located on the corner of North End and George Street, Croydon.

Home up to 16 residents, the Whitgift Almshouses offers a warm, friendly and inclusive community for those over the age of 60 who wish to live independently. The Almshouses offers a weekly programme of social activities and the benefit of 24 hour on call support.

The self-contained flats, each with a separate kitchen and bathroom, are clustered around a picturesque and peaceful quadrangle. Residents have access to their own Chapel, Common Room and a fully equipped laundry.

Our residents take pride in the fact that they live in a building steeped in history. Where the majority of original features remain as they were when founded by a former Archbishop of Canterbury, John Whitgift, in 1596 as The Hospital of the Holy Trinity.

The Whitgift Almshouses has specific criteria which prospective residents must meet in order to live there as set out by Archbishop Whitgift 420 years ago.

  • Residents must be over the age of 60
  • Of modest circumstances and subject to a financial assessment
  • A communicant member of the Church of England
  • Presently live in the parishes of Croydon, Lambeth or the county of Kent.

A modest weekly maintenance charge is payable to reside at the Whitgift Almshouses.

Owned and managed by The Whitgift Foundation, the Whitgift Almshouses is part of Whitgift Care, which looks after more than 100 older people.

Whitgift Care’s two other care homes, Whitgift House and Wilhelmina House, offer a range of care services for different requirements including full nursing and residential care, respite and day care. Unlike the Almshouses, subject to medical assessments, entry to Whitgift and Wilhelmina House is open to all.              

If you are interested and would like to make an enquiry, please call 020 8649 8432, email  or visit