All residents over 65 are offered a pendant alarm system. This provides 24-hour monitoring via a control centre so that, in the event of an emergency, a relative, doctor or ambulance can be summoned immediately.
Residents are required to keep their properties and hallways clean and tidy.
There is a monthly charge which includes all maintenance, gardening, insurance and water rates. Payments are made by monthly standing order in advance. Help is available from the Council with housing benefit and Council Tax depending on circumstances.
Residents are encouraged to register with the surgery on School Lane.
All cottages are unfurnished.
Each property has a small area of garden outside for the resident to use as they wish. It is the resident’s responsibility to keep this garden neat and tidy. Communal areas are maintained by a gardener.
Day’s houses have a communal gas central heating system and there is a monthly charge for all power.
Drake’s houses have individual gas heating systems, residents pay for their own gas and electricity used.
There are no open fireplaces.
The Charity insures the buildings. Residents should insure their own contents and any valuables.
Residents make their own arrangements for laundry.
All external decoration and general maintenance of the houses is undertaken by the Charity. Residents are required to keep their property and shared entranceways clean and tidy.
Parking and transport
Only on-street parking is available at both houses. Local buses run to Chesham, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Watford and many of the outlying villages
It is regretted that residents are not permitted to keep pets.
Smoking or vaping of any substance, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted within any almshouse property or on almshouse land.
Telephone and Internet
Residents are responsible for their own telephones and running costs. The pendant alarm system is run via the telephone system. Residents can set up their own broadband and wireless connections using the telephone line.
Residents are responsible for providing their own television licence.
Residents, by arrangement with the trustees, may have occasional visitors, but there is no guest room.
None of these properties is suitable for wheelchair users. Residents at Miss Day's can apply to keep a mobility scooter or, if the need arises after occupation, for mobility assistance equipment at the discretion of the trustees.