Helping the eldery
live independently
in Southborough

The C J Gallard's Almshouses Charitable Trust owns a collection of 26 flats for the purpose of housing elderly and needy persons from the Southborough area.

Who are we?

The C J Gallard's Almshouses’ Charitable Trust provides accommodation for residents of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells who are over the age of 55 and of limited means. In exceptional circumstances the Trustees may appoint someone living outside the Borough but otherwise qualified. Priority is given to applicants from Southborough.


The almshouses comprise 26 self-contained flats with gardens on three sides. The site is on level ground and close to local shops and other amenities, being just off the main high street in Southborough.

During 2012, the centenary year of first occupation, we completed the building of six new flats, which are better suited to the disabled, and all of the existing flats were extended and completely refurbished.


The site is situated on Gallard's Close, Southborough. The flats run parallel to the main London Road (A26). As a result, we are very close to local shops and other amenities the town has to offer.


The almshouses provide not just a place to live, but also a sense of community and support for those who may otherwise be isolated. The residents share our common spaces such as the gardens and dining rooms. The community within almshouses is often close-knit, as our residents tend to have similar backgrounds and experiences.


The Almshouses' Manager lives on site and watches over the health and welfare of beneficiary residents without unduly interfering in their lives or intruding on their privacy.

There is an emergency telephone call system in each flat so that in case of need, such as sudden illness or after a fall, residents are able to obtain help quickly. However, residents must be able and willing to live independently.


Our residents have a safe and affordable place to live, with the added benefit of being surrounded by people who understand their experiences and backgrounds. They also have access to social and recreational activities, providing a sense of purpose and engagement and have the opportunity to form friendships with other residents, and feel a sense of belonging within the community.


If you have any enquiries or questions, please feel free to contact us.

The Almshouses

See inside one of our flats on our the flats page.

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