The Charity’s objects are to provide independent living accommodation to those over the age of 65 living in Colchester. Priority is given to those most in need.

In most cases, to qualify for accommodation, you will need to meet the following criteria:

    • UK Resident
    • A strong affiliation with Colchester (lived here for the preceding 5 years)
    • Able to show that you are in a housing need
    • Must be capable of living independently
    • Can be single or a couple
    • Must not own your own home

We warmly welcome enquiries from anyone who believes they meet the above criteria.

Applications should be made via the Colchester Gateway to HomeChoice scheme, details of which can be found on the  HomeChoice website. You can also ring them on 01206 282222 or email them at

If you meet the above criteria, then under exceptional circumstances the Charity may consider personal enquiries. For more information, please contact the General Manager on 01206 794064 or email: for an application form.

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