The health, well-being and safety of everyone at Wyggeston's is of the utmost importance to us and our primary objective is to keep both our residents and staff as safe as possible.

Due to the difficult times that we are all currently experiencing, we would just like to reassure everyone that we are doing our utmost to keep our residents, visitors and staff safe.

Agnes House is now open to pre-booked visitors and we request that visitors to William House are within the support bubble of the resident you are visiting. Skype and FaceTime are available to contact residents at Agnes House, please contact the home for details. 


Wyggestons focuses on providing top quality affordable rented housing accommodation, support and care services for people of 60 years of age and over who are in need. Originally formed as an Almshouse / Sheltered Housing Charity in 1513, Wyggestons has been successfully providing sheltered housing and housing related support and care services for vulnerable older people at its present site at Hinckley Road since the 1960s.
The Charity is also registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide residential and respite care at our Agnes House care home.  

What is an Almshouse Hospital?


Formerly known as Wyggestons Hospital, Wyggestons was originally founded as an Almshouse – one of many charitable institutions across the country set up to provide shelter for those in need.

The term ‘hospital’ does not refer to a hospital as we know it today, but derives from a combination of words and sentiments including hospitality, hospice, accommodation and care.

Wyggestons comprises of;

William House: 55 Flats of Sheltered Housing

Agnes House: 26 Room residential care home

St Ursulas Chapel

Coming Soon: Lancaster House & Cottages

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