Charges

As an almshouse, charges are made for accommodation.  They are charged weekly and are made up of the following:

  • Weekly Maintenance Charge (WMC) – would be a ‘rent’ equivalent
  • Service Charges
  • Background Heating & Hot Water
  • Water Rates

These charges are reviewed annually with any changes implemented on the third Sunday in April. The 2022-2023 charges are as follows:

Thorner’s Court

  • Basic WMC £ 113.19 per week
  • Service Charges £ 41.15 per week
  • Heat & Hot Water £ 14.16 per week
  • Water Rates £ 4.62 per week
  • Total £ 173.12 per week

Robert Thorner Court

  • Basic WMC £ 117.84 per week
  • Service Charges £ 46.37 per week
  • Heat & Hot Water £ 10.24 per week
  • Water Rates £ 3.83 per week
  • Total £ 178.28 per week

At present and if eligible, Housing Benefit may pay up to 100% of the WMC and Service Charges.

Background Heat & Hot Water and Water Rates, must be paid from your pension, employment or other income.