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Serving Tiverton for over 500 years 

Tiverton Almshouse Trust provides warden-controlled residential accommodation for local elderly people in need.  We have 83 almshouses and most of them are located on two sites in Tiverton:

  • Greenway Gardens, King Street.

  • John Greenway Close, Gold Street.

We aim to provide safe and secure housing to the independent elderly but as our residents get older more support is often required and we pride ourselves in meeting their needs for as long as we can.  We are not able to offer personal care but we can help to ensure residents benefit from the various services provided by care agencies and related organisations.

The origin of the Trust dates back to the 16th century and, in particular, to three benefactors who were all wealthy Tiverton merchants.  Our oldest almshouses are Listed Buildings and our newest almshouses were opened by Prince Charles in 2004. In the same year we were awarded the Almshouse Association's Patron's Award for design excellence.

We are regulated by the Charity Commission and we are registered with the Homes & Communities Agency (formerly the Housing Corporation) as a provider of social housing.  We are also members of the Almshouse Association where our chief executive serves on the executive committee and represents Devon and Somerset.

The Trust offices are located in the centre of Tiverton in The Market House, Bampton Street.  In addition to eight members of staff there are twelve directors responsible for overall governance.

As well as providing residential accommodation, the Trust also has a number of commercial properties within the town including shops, offices and flats available to let on shorthold assured tenancies. 


Tiverton Almshouse Trust is a registered charity
(charity number 206984) and Tiverton Almshouse Trust Ltd (company registration 08974595) whose registered office is The Market House, Bampton Street, Tiverton is its sole trustee.

Registered provider with the Homes & Communities Agency.

Members of the Almshouse Association.

Members of the Independent Housing Ombudsman Service.

Tiverton Almshouse Trust 2021