The Charity is administered by seven Trustees, and managed on a day-to-day basis by the Clerk to the Trustees, who is also the General Manager. They are assisted by the Housing Manager, who lives on site, acting as the first point of contact for residents.
Originally there were just twelve Almshouses, for ‘Twelve Ancient Men, that have lived well, and fallen into decay’. Wives were originally evicted on the death of their husband. Needless to say, this is not the case today!
Over the years, the Almshouses have been added to as a result of a number of bequests and endowments. Although there were once 88, there are now 80 as a result of improvements, resulting in the merging of some properties in order to offer a better standard of accommodation.