Almshouse Accommodation

St John's Winchester provides almshouse accommodation for local older people of limited financial means. Applicants must be over retirement age, capable of living independently, and have a clear need for the extensive range of support which we provide.

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Almshouse Accommodation

Moorside Day Centre

The Day Centre is situated within our Moorside Nursing Home and operates two days a week, Mondays and Tuesdays. We provide supportive day-time facilities for mentally frail older people in the community, predominantly those with dementia.

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Nursing Care Home for the Frail

Devenish House Nursing Home

Devenish House provides care for frail older people in a homely non-institutional setting. We believe in holistic care for residents which values their dignity and independence at all times.

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Nursing Care Home for Dementia

Moorside Nursing Care Home

Moorside provides high quality care for mentally frail older people, particularly those with dementia. The home has been purpose built and features three separate ‘clusters’ of rooms, providing a smaller ‘home within a home’ feel. Moorside has achieved the highest possible rating from CQC.

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Moorside Day Centre

Welcome to St John’s Winchester

We are a registered charity which provides sheltered almshouse accommodation, day care and residential and nursing care for older people with financial and other needs. Our mission is to provide an inspirational community where older people are empowered and enabled to live full and rich lives through quality care and support, housing and friendship.

Founded as long ago as 931 we are one of the country's oldest charities. We're also the largest independent provider of care for older people in Winchester with 81 units of sheltered almshouse accommodation, a day centre, and two nursing homes.

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Our Services

Find out more about our care, support and accommodation services for local older people with financial and other needs:

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We are currently accepting applications for consideration for our almshouses waiting list.  Please go the relevant page on the website to download an application form or ring the office for more details.          


We now have available exciting volunteering opportunities with the charity. Visit for full details.

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By donating to St John’s Winchester you can help us to continue the vital work we do for older people who need our care and support.