We have an excellent warden, Shelley Miles, who has over 20 years’ experience managing almshouses in the UK, and who has overseen our almshouse since 2011.
Shelley’s aim is to make sure that residents are happy and content, and to support them to stay independent for as long as possible.
She is passionate about working with older people and keeping them involved with the local community.
The Dulwich Almshouse Charity’s Board is responsible for overseeing the operation of our almshouse, and other activities to support low-income older people living in our area of benefit.
Trustees serve for an initial term of five years and may be re-appointed for a second continuous term of five years. In exceptional cases a trustee may be appointed for a third consecutive term.
The full board meets formally four times a year, and trustee committees (including one for the appointment of almshouse residents) meet on an ad hoc basis. Trustees visit residents and meet with our warden throughout the year.
The current trustees are:
|Mrs J Camm, LVO||Co-opt Trustee|
|K B Coonan, QC||The Bishopsgate Foundation|
|Mrs P A Cox, LLB||Camberwell Consolidated Charities|
|M C Craddock, MSc, BSc (Hons)||St Luke’s Parochial Trust|
|Mrs C Jeffrey, MA MA||The Dulwich Estate|
|Ms C Linnane, BA(Hons)||London Borough of Southwark|
|Dr K E Opie-Smith||Co-opt Trustee|
|Mrs C P Waugh, BSc RGN RHV (Chairperson)||The Dulwich Estate|