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The Management and Oversight of The Charity of Mrs. Mabel Luke

The Charity is registered with the Charity Commission (no: 236518) and with the Regulator of Social Housing as a Registered Provider (no: 4840). The Charity is organised and run by a sole 'corporate trustee', Mabel Luke Trustee Ltd, registered at Companies House (no:10241286). This comprises a Board of Directorscomprised of volunteers with relevant professional experience, all of whom give their time freely to the Charity.


Our part-time Clerk carries out most of the day-to-day work but the Directors oversee the work and take overall responsibility for the short and long term viability of the Charity for the benefit of residents.


The registered office address to which all correspondence should be sent is:

The Charity of Mrs Mabel Luke

c/o UHY Ross Brooke

2 Old Bath Road


RG14 1QL

Emails should be sent to

Our contact phone number is that of our Clerk: 07555 779207

The key stakeholders of the Charity are:

West Berkshire Council

Newbury Town Council

Greenham Parish Council

Homechoice West Berkshire

Homechoice is the Choice Based Lettings Scheme for West Berkshire.

The Charity Commission

Registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.

Housing Ombudsman Service

The Housing Ombudsman Service is set up by law to look at complaints about registered housing organisations. The service is free, independent and impartial. The Service expects complainants to have exhausted the organisation's internal complaints processes before contacting the Ombudsman.

Regulator of Social Housing

Regulates registered providers of social housing to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs.

Homes England

Is tasked with increasing the number of new homes that are built in England, including those for affordable rent or sale, and for improving existing homes. Homes England provided much of the public funding that enabled the Charity to re-develop Mabel Luke Place.

The Almshouse Association

Represents 1,700 independent alms-house charities in the UK, providing homes for more than 35,000 people.

There are of course many fine alms-house buildings dotted all over the country, but few people realise how vibrant and progressive the alms-house movement is today. The Association assists charities to modernise and update alms-house dwellings – some of which date back centuries and may be listed buildings – to provide 21st century living while preserving our rich national heritage; and supports the development of contemporary, purpose-built flats and cottages, such as those provided by The Charity of Mrs Mabel Luke. Such projects are eligible for project management by its sister organisation, Alms-house Consortium Limited, which can also help to access public funds.

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