Expression of Interest
Please complete the form below if you would like to express an interest in our independent living schemes.
Frequently asked questions:
Am I guaranteed an application will be accepted? No we cannot make that guarantee. Applications are assessed against criteria set out in the Charity’s Governing Document and Constitution and we can only accept applications which fit with those criteria. You would be notified or our decision in either case.
If an application is not successful will you keep the information I’ve supplied? We may keep some anonymised statistical information but nothing that would identify you. Having expressed an interest this information would be kept for up to twelve months before being destroyed.
Where can I get more information about my application? Contact our team on 07368 297111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What form of occupation agreement do you grant? Walton Charity is an Almshouse charity provider and by law cannot grant tenancies but instead issues a Letter of Appointment. The Charity has a set of rules accompanying this letter to which both parties are required to abide by. Flats are occupied under licence.
Does this mean I would have no security of tenure? A Letter of Appointment does not grant the resident the same security of tenure rights as most tenants. However, Walton Charity aims to treat everyone in the same way that they would if they held a tenancy. The sanction to remove a resident from a property can only be taken by the Board of Trustees and only if a special resolution to that effect is passed. This can be because of behavioural issues or breaches of the terms of licence. We advise any prospective resident to seek legal advice or approach the Citizens Advice if they have concerns about the legal status of Almshouse residents.
Must staff call on me every day? In most cases staff will make contact with residents daily. We may agree to waive this in certain circumstances and in agreement with residents. The Charity’s discretion in the matter is final and any alternative arrangement can be revoked at any time at its absolute discretion.