Warden and trustees

Our warden

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.

Our trustees

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:

Name: Appointing body:
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