Wishing all our clients a peaceful Christmas

The office will be closed from Friday 23 December 2022 at 5pm until Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 9am. However, our Out of Hours service will be available for almshouse residents.

If you are an almshouse resident in need of repairs, please call our Out of Hours service on 01285 701 116.

If you are a Draper’s or Penn & Widow Smith resident, you can also use the warden call system: 0300 123 7101.

Charities Act

It has seemed a long time in the making but the Charities Act (2022) has now received Royal Assent. We consider some of the changes you can expect to see and what this means for you as a trustee. In our view, it simplifies existing legal frameworks, especially regarding permissions about how charities use their assets. In short, the Act further empowers trustees and gives charities greater operational flexibility. Please click on the title to find out more.