Clarence House is run by Locking Deanery Housing Society (’the Society’) which was incorporated under the Industrial and Friendly Societies Act 1965. Whilst it is not a formal charity, the Society is run under charitable rules.
At Clarence House the Society offers sheltered accommodation where residents can live independently and safely. Each resident’s flat is private and self-contained and includes an entrance lobby, lounge area, bedroom with en-suite facilities and kitchenette. Access to each flat is by key only.
Our aim is to respect each resident’s privacy and independence but to take away the worry of responsibility for household bills and management. Residents must be willing and able to integrate into the Clarence House community.
During the daytime staff members are on hand to provide advice and support to residents. At night restricted support is available, but there are no staff on the premises. Clarence House is not a care or nursing home and staff members are not able to provide personal care, nor support or prompting with medication, nor lift a resident after a fall. Some residents do engage and separately pay for additional support from outside agencies when necessary.
Some medical conditions may prevent us from offering an applicant a place at Clarence House. In some situations the Society may ask for an applicant to be referred to their medical officer for assessment before deciding whether a place can be offered.
A strict no smoking and no vaping policy applies in all areas of Clarence House including residents’ flats, communal areas and the grounds. Pets are not permitted except with the express permission of the House Manager.
The Society adopts an equal opportunities policy and application is open to all regardless of gender or gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, or race.