John foster's House

Facilities at John Foster's house:

Retirement / Sheltered Accomodation

16 x 1-bedroom flats

2 x 2-bedroom flats

Storage for mobility aids

Community Alarm Service

Facilities for assisted bathing

Communal gardens


how To Apply

Please click the link below to access the application form. You can either submit the application online using the PC/Mobile version, or complete the downloadable application form and submit to [email protected] or post to the below address:

Bristol Charities
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
BS16 2QQ

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What it's like to live at JOHN FOSTER'S

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"I have lived in John Fosters since it opened. The rooms in the flat are very spacious. The kitchen is very modern with fitted units and the bathroom is also lovely. I have a balcony overlooking a nice garden. I feel very lucky to live here, thank you Bristol Charities "

- Ms. Semple

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Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7FB

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We show pride, enthusiasm & dedication & committed to making a difference.

“I cannot thank you enough for helping me get a proper bed. I have been on a camp bed for 5 weeks. I have a spinal problem…that has got worse. Today I got an orthopedic three quarter bed, with a nice metal frame. It is so comfortable. Thank you so much. I medically needed a bed and I am looking forward to sleeping in comfort.
With gratitude.”

— Ms R. R - Grant recipient

Dear Sir, Madam and all who do the magnificent work at Bristol Charities,

You recently donated £120 to my mother, who has a damaged spine and neck; making sleeping very painful.

I got a memory foam from Bristol Bed Maker with other funds to make up the shortfall. It is wonderful!!! Thank you so much it really makes a difference!

— Mr G. B

Thanking you very much for the carpet you supplied to me. After many months of homelessness, I am now settled in my new flat.

Your generosity and kindness has helped me greatly and the contractors did a great job. Once again, Thank you.

— Mr R. M

Thank you to Bristol Charities and supplier for the Russel Hobbs oven which is brill! I had my first roast dinner this week.

Well done and I hope I can give back one day.

— Mr R. A

The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ