About

As far back as 1869, Almshouse flats have provided accommodation for single people and couples in Nechells.

Elizabeth and Emma James provided the land and, 150 years later, The James Charities continue to prosper and make homes available.

Many improvements have been made to modernise the flats to ensure residents are afforded high standard, secure accommodation.

Residents benefit from emergency pull-cords connected to a 24-hour response service and a manager onsite five days a week.

Looking after our residents…

Carole Crockett

Carole Crockett, Scheme Manager joined the Charity in January 2010. Carole has many years experience working in different care environments, including Rehabilitation in a secure unit and in the wider community for the NHS. Carole has managed an Extra Care Scheme and has had various other roles that have all led to a wealth of knowledge and experience in caring and social housing. Carole works Mon-Fri, out of hours is covered via our pull cord system.

William Coffin

Starting at the James Charities in August 2021, William Coffin is the part time Chief Officer and Trust Administrator. He supports both the Manager and the Directors in processing applications, ensuring compliance with policies, financial processing and developing the charity. William has twenty years' experience working for local, national and international charities.
Sharing responsibility for governing the James Charities is a Board of Directors. The Directors possess a wide range of skills and experiences, much of it gained from working in the Nechells area.
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