THE MILLS CHARITY

ALMSHOUSES

Station Road Almshouses

These Grade I almshouses are a fine example of building work around 1703. There are eight almshouses for residents of the charity at this site. Each resident enjoys a charitable home comprising of one upstairs bedroom with adjoining WC, downstairs living room, kitchen, a wet room and in some cases lobby to the rear. Each home has its own rear garden; the front is laid to lawn with mature shrubs and flower beds that is kept tidy by a gardener for all residents to enjoy. There are no nursing facilities and residents are expected to be able to live independently. An alarm system is linked to PPP Taking Care.

The Mills Almshouses in Station Road   A resident's garden at the back of the Almshouses   

Mills Crescent

This almshouse site was built in 2017/8 and comprises of four one bedroomed flats and ten three bedroomed homes for local families in need, hardship or distress. The flats have a bedroom, bathroom and open plan kitchen living room. The three bedroomed homes are of two designs, half of which have a downstairs bedroom, wet room, kitchen diner with a living room, bathroom and two further bedrooms upstairs. The other three bedroom homes have a kitchen, large living room and cloakroom downstairs with a family bathroom, en-suite bedroom and two further bedrooms upstairs. All properties have cupboard storage and rear gardens. The site benefits from car parking and a large green open space to the front which residents can enjoy.

The Mills Almshouses in Station Road      Brook Farm House - owned by The Charity

Mills Piece

Mills Piece was built in 2020 with the residents moving in April 2021. This site provides homes for young families and consists of three, two bedroom properties and three, three bedroomed. Each property has a kitchen diner, living room and cloakroom downstairs and some bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, family bathroom with the three bedroom homes including an en-suite. All homes have a rear garden and brick built shed. Residents enjoy onsite parking and have easy access to the Pageant Field which has children’s play facilities.

The Almshouses at Mills Piece      

Applications for a Residence

When a vacancy occurs at an almshouse it is advertised extensively locally. All applicants should contact the office on 01728 685031 or by email office@millscharity.co.uk to leave basic contact details. This will enable an application form to be sent out. All applicants must be local or have strong connections with Framlingham, in need, hardship or distress.

Other Property

The Mills Charity owns four other properties, two listed of historical interest to the Charity. These are let and managed through Clarke and Simpson.