Mackintosh Homes

Mackintosh Homes opened in 1925 originally for former employees of John Mackintosh and Sons. The site consists of the eight original one bedroom cottages and 8 two storey one bedroom flats. The flats command magnificent views over the Calder Valley. The cottages are typical of the arts and craft movement and their bay windows and canopied porches overlook a sheltered lawn with surrounding planting.

"Every time I walk through the gardens, I enjoy the flowers."

All are single bedroomed but big enough for couples. Two of the first floor flats are served by a lift. The accommodation is age friendly and most bathrooms have showers. Residents are 'beneficiaries of the Charities' as opposed to tenants, for further information regarding this status, please contact the Charities. The location is close to King Cross facilities and has a bus service. The site is secure and there is an option for alarms.

There are six parking places reserved for residents for which a small charge is made. There is plentiful on street parking.

Services & Costs

Heating is from a central boiler house and a fixed annual charge is made to each resident. Electrical supplies are individual and paid for by the resident. Water and all maintenance are provided by the Charity. Residents can adopt areas of the garden to look after and enjoy. Council Tax is valuation band A and is payable by the resident

There are no internal communal facilities. All residents are visited on a regular basis by the Wardens based at Waterhouse Homes. They are able to participate in the social programme organised by the wardens.

Residents pay a weekly maintenance contribution to the charity. This is currently (2019) set about £95 per week – about £15 above the housing benefit level. That extra pays towards the shared costs and the warden support. Cases of financial hardship can be considered by the charity.

John and Violet Mackintosh Memorial Homes Annual Reports

John & Violet Mackintosh Memorial Homes Annual Report 2020-21

John & Violet Mackintosh Memorial Homes Annual Report 2019-20

John & Violet Mackintosh Memorial Homes Annual Report 2018-19

  • Mackintosh Homes History

    These homes, gifted by the Mackintosh family in memory of John Mackintosh JP and originally for former employees of John Mackintosh and Sons, were opened in 1925.

    There were originally 12 houses and an assembly room. The houses were on a raised platform with a sunken communal garden in front.

    They were the last almshouses to be built in Halifax. Following damage through fire in 1962 four cottages were demolished and a separate two-storey staggered block of eight flats were constructed and opened in 1968.

  • Mackintosh Homes Gallery

Mackintosh Homes