Independent living

“I’m very happy living here at Southwood”

“I’m very happy living here at Southwood”

One of Pete’s aunts had lived at Southwood Court so he already knew about our Sheltered Homes when a friend suggested it would be an ideal place for him to live.   Pete enjoyed working so much he didn’t retire until he was 68. Having spent almost his entire...

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“It’s like a little oasis here at Southwood Court”

“It’s like a little oasis here at Southwood Court”

Jeanette is Home Manager at Southwood Court, one of our sheltered homes offering independent living for those retired from print and the allied trades. She spoke with us about life in the community and the benefits of living in an almshouse.     What does your role...

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“I enjoy every minute of living at Southwood Court”

“I enjoy every minute of living at Southwood Court”

"This is not a place to be missed if you get the opportunity to move in." Several of Matthew's friends recommended Southwood Court to him and his daughter helped him to apply to the charity. His mother and three sisters had worked at Cahill Printers in Dublin so he...

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The history of our Almshouses

The history of our Almshouses

Almshouses were created as a form of social housing, to help people in need afford a place to live. They are run by charities like ours, who offer support to those in financial need, and often cater for specific communities of people and their families from various...

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