Seckford Care, formerly Seckford Almshouses have a long tradition of providing accommodation, care and support to older people since the 16th century.

In 1587 Queen Elizabeth I granted Thomas Seckford  permission to build almshouses in Woodbridge to “relieve need and distress” amongst older people. The first Seckford Almshouse consisted of rooms of “brick and stone” to house thirteen local men.

In 1834 the Seckford Hospital was built – although it was always an almshouse and never a hospital.  Today it comprises two residential wings, a chapel and a red-brick cloister.

In 1977 the residential home, Jubilee House was added and in 2005 the Seckford Almshouse were beautifully converted into 30 self-contained flats.

In 2016 a further six bedrooms were created in Jubilee House bringing the total number of rooms to 25.

In 2019 the title Seckford Care was introduced, to encompass the full range of services we provide.

Some of the artefacts found during the refurbishment, historical books and archive documents.


Thomas Seckford (1515 – 1587)

Thomas Seckford (1515 – 1587)

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