Sir Robert Geffery's Almshouse Trust : Geffery's Fields

Sheltered Accommodation in Basingstoke, Hampshire

Please note that at the present time, no new applications are being accepted for Geffery's Fields.


Geffery's Fields is one of two sheltered housing schemes run by the Ironmongers' Company. There is a 24-hour emergency call system and support from an on-site Warden during the day.

Geffery's Fields has 49 one bedroom flats:-

  • 13 for single people
  • 36 for couples

Each flat contains

  • Sitting Room
  • Bedroom (with fitted cupboards)
  • Kitchen (fitted with electric cooker and fridge freezer)
  • Bathroom
  • Carpet throughout
  • TV aerial
  • Telephone point

Communal Facilities

  • Lounge
  • T.V. Lounge
  • Library / Hobbies room
  • Laundry / Ironing room
  • Treatment room
  • Extensive landscaped gardens


Residents should:-

  • be retired
  • have a limited income
  • be able to look after themselves and their flat as no cooking, domestic help or nursing is provided.

We regret that cats and dogs are not permitted.


  Weekly Monthly
Single Flat £134.69 £585.26
Double Flat with one person £147.98 £643.00
Double Flat, with couple £168.37 £731.60


The charges include heating and hot water but do not include electricity in your flat, council tax or telephone.

How to Apply

  1. Telephone 01256 316230 between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, speak to the Warden on duty and make an appointment to view Geffery's Fields.
  2. Having visited Geffery's Fields, if you wish to apply to become a resident, please write to the Charities Manager at Ironmongers' Hall, Shaftesbury Place, London EC2Y 8AA.

    Please include in your letter: your age, reason for applying, annual income and details of assets e.g. savings, property.
  3. If you are eligible we will invite you to a meeting to discuss your application. We will send you an application form and a medical form for your doctor to complete beforehand.
  4. You will be notified if your application has been successful and added to our waiting list.
  5. Vacancies are allocated on the basis of need and you may not necessarily be offered the next available flat.

Geffery's Fields
Chequers Road
RG21 7PT
Tel: 01256 316230

Sir Robert Geffery's Trust
Reg. Charity No. 219153