St Albans Older People's Trust

The St Albans Older People’s Trust is a local charity established in 2000 for the relief of need, hardship and distress and to help local residents over 60 to remain independent and comfortable in their own home. 

Community Central St Albans works in partnership with the trust to manage the provision of items and services to beneficiaries of the charity.

Items provided include mobility and household aids, replacement cooker, washing machine or fridge, warm clothing or supportive shoes. We can also support older people with the provision of services such as help in the home, cleaning, shopping services, small home adaptions, repairs and payment of utility bills.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible you need to be over 60, in financial need, hardship or distress. Have a low income or perhaps be on pension credit and live in the St Albans District area. We may ask to see your benefit and/or bank statements. All your information will be treated confidentially.

What size of grants does the Trust give?

Grants usually range from £150 - £1000 for things like travelling expenses to hospital, utility bills, beds, carpets, reclining chair, mobility or household aids, replacement cooker, washing machine, fridges, warm clothing, supportive shoes, pairs of glasses. Applications for grants under £500 can usually be reviewed within 10 days, while applications over £500 will be discussed by the Trustees at a meeting held every two months.

Contact us

Phone: 01727 743018

Email: opt@communities1st.org.uk

Website: www.staopt.org/