The Printing Charity – Retirement Homes  

The Printing Charity’s affordable retirement living developments in Basildon and Bletchley are here for people who have worked in print, packaging, paper, publishing or the graphic arts during their career, or are a dependent of someone who has. 


Its apartments are within purpose-built developments with easy access to local shops, other amenities and transport links. The developments enjoy large communal spaces and grounds, creating a welcoming, supportive independent living community where help is on hand if needed through a small on-site team and out-of-hours community alarm service. The charity also organises plenty of group activities, catering to a variety of hobbies and interests, to get involved with and make new friends. 


The Printing Charity has been here for people in the print industry since 1827. It’s a national charity providing practical, emotional and financial support to people who work, or have worked, in print, packaging, paper, publishing or the graphic arts. 


To be eligible for its retirement developments, you need to have worked in the sector for at least three years, or be a dependent of someone who has. The charity is a member of the Almshouse Association and residents make a weekly maintenance contribution for their apartments. People receiving housing benefit are welcome to apply.

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