St John & St Anne

Independent living, in the heart of Rutland.  Founded 1399

A little bit about us


To give the full name The Hospital of St John the Evangelist and of St Anne in Okeham is believed to be the oldest charity in the county of Rutland, having been established for the provision of almshouse accommodation in 1399. 

Today it has over 100 properties available to accommodate beneficiaries who are:

  • In receipt of a state retirement pension

  • of limited financial means

  • able to live independently

  • living in Rutland at the time of application, or have significant links to the county

A more detailed history of the Charity is available on this website, as is an application form should you wish to apply for accommodation.

The Charity is a member of The Almshouse Association, is registered with the Charity Commission (Registered Charity No 218931), and is a Registered Provider of Social Housing.


The Charity is managed on a day-to-day basis by a team of six staff, who are answerable to a Board of Governors who form the Trustee Body.


The Charity provides 103 almshouse type properties across seven sites. These are located in the Rutland towns of Oakham and Uppingham.


Newsworthy articles, and details of upcoming events that might be of interest to our residents, are published in our regular newsletter “Jigsaw”.

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