The Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales; Charity Number: 225709
It is also a registered company called Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity Trustee Ltd; Company Number - 07960096
This year it has been accepted by the HCA as a registered Social Housing Provider; number - 4814
Thrale has six Trustee Directors who meet bi-monthly to conduct the business of the Charity. They set and oversee its strategic directions and ethos and create and implement its Business Plan; set and monitor spending via budgets and ensure it works within agreed policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and legal and best practice guidelines.
The charity has recently appointed a Managing Agent, 'Housing for Women' who are based in Brixton, to manage the day to day business of its redeveloped almshouse site on Polworth Road, Streatham.
There is an executive worker, Jennifer Rogers, who supports the Trustee Directors
Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity Trustee Directors are:
Julia Shelley (chair) is a former charity CEO and experienced trustee, now working in interim senior executive roles with past experience of working in the elders sector. She is also a Brixton resident.
John Carter is an experienced business man who is also knowledgable within the areas of finance, risk management, investment and IT.
Paul Lehmann is an experienced public relations and communications person, a long serving Trustee Director and a Streatham resident.
Julie Vickers is an experienced housing project and development manager, experienced Trustee Director and a resident in the Ancient Parish of Streatham.
Amanda Brown is an academic and an experienced Trustee Director. She is interested in communications, research and evaluation, communities and space and is a former Streatham resident.
James Sanderson is a housing manager experienced in working in social housing providers. He is also a resident in the Ancient Parish of Streatham.
‘We have a vision of local communities that are resilient and sustainable; creating good places in which to live and grow older’
Our mission is to use our resources to help improve the lives of people in the ancient parish of Streatham (APS).
We will do this by:
- Being a leading provider of almshouse accommodation for older women.
- Awarding our Relief in Need (RIN) resources to the wider community.
- Creating opportunities to enable people to live independently and with dignity
- Working to alleviate isolation and support those who are vulnerable
- Building on the Thrale tradition of supporting women
- Becoming an active voice in shaping positive attitudes towards older people.
The right of everyone to live with dignity and as far as possible independently
The right of everyone to have a decent home
The importance of local community in enriching peoples’ lives.
Communities with respect for and integration of older people