Built in the grounds of Glebe House, Bencurtis Park has witnessed many changes and improvements since its inception in 1974. The House, originally church property, belonged to Colonel and Mrs Chamberlain who showed great interest in and compassion for the wellbeing of older people in the local area. In 1966 they gave some land to the West Wickham Old Peoples Welfare Committee on which 19 bedsit flats were built and which today is the site of Glebe Court Nursing Home in Glebe Way. When the Colonel died, Mrs Chamberlain offered the house and the rest of the estate for purchase by a local charitable organisation that would use it for the benefit of older people in the community and as a result Glebe Housing Association was formed. Glebe House is a Grade II listed building and today houses the Administration Office.
Glebe Housing Association is a charity and registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Glebe Housing Association is regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency (responsible for regulating housing associations) and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Glebe Housing is also affiliated to the National Housing Federation and belongs to the London based g320 group of smaller housing associations.