Standards of Almshouse Management



Support and Care


Chapter 7 – External Support

…kept informed about his or her health, particularly in the event of hospitalisation or sudden illness. It can be made clear that in the event of the resident’s health failing…


Consultants


Rockliffe:Williams Architects Ltd

…to ensure cost, programme and quality expectations are met. We aim to be pragmatic and flexible in our approach, and work with various procurement methods to suit a particular project….

Moore Barlow LLP

Solicitors Contact Details Gordon Reid Head of Charities The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3SR T: 01483 464 224 E: gordon.reid@moorebarlow.com W:www.moorebarlow.com Region/s covered: Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, About…

Millard Consultants

…jennifer@millardconsultants.com www.Millardconsultants.com Areas covered: Country wide About Millard Consultants Millard Consultants is an Almshouse, Land and Property-Owning charity specialist. As chartered surveyors with over 20 years estate management experience, we…

Knox Cropper LLP

Chartered Accountants Contact details: James Holland-Leader Partner Office Suite 1, Haslemere House, Lower Street, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2PE T: 01428 652788 E: James.hollandleader@knoxcropper.com www.knoxcropper.com Regions covered: UK wide About Knox…

Integral Safety Ltd

Health and Safety Consultancy and Trainer Contact details John Lewis Managing Director | Consultant 53 John Cooper Way, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4AP T: 01530 382 150 M: 07554 917 949…

Hunters Law LLP

Solicitors Contact details Paul Ridout Partner 9 New Square, London WC2A 3QN T: 020 7412 5188 E: paul.ridout@hunterslaw.com www.hunterslaw.com Areas covered: England and Wales About Hunters Law Hunters is a…

Hudson Architects

…RIBA accreditation as a Conservation Registrant. The work of the practice has gone on to receive the recognition of numerous national and regional awards including 15 RIBA awards, RIBA East…

HCR Hewitson

Solicitors Contact details Virginia Henley Head of Charities, Education and Social Enterprise Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5AU T: 01604 463 103 E: virginiahenley@hewitsons.com W: www.hewitsons.com Regions Covered: In…

Employment Law in Action Ltd

HR Consultancy Contact details Ros Hammond Director 4 Pocketts Yard, High Street, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SL T: 01494 817193 E: ros@eliaction.com www.eliaction.com Regions covered: UK-wide About Employment Law in Action…

Barrett Corp and Harrington Limited

Valuations for Buildings Insurance Contact Kip Parker Building Insurance Surveyor Swan House, The Park, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire CV13 0LJ Tel: 01455 293 510 Mob: 0771 333 0280 E: kip.parker@bch.uk.com www.bch.uk.com


News


Who owns your charity land?

…charities own property do vary.  Unincorporated Charities With an unincorporated charity (where the charity does not in itself have a separate legal status) the owners of the charity property are…

Warm Home Discount Scheme

…one off discount. If their supplier provides them with both gas and electricity, some suppliers will allow the resident to use their discount on the gas instead. The scheme does

Virtual Recruitment

Virtual Recruiting can work well! Charisma recruitment is registered on the Almshouse Association’s Panel of Consultants and they have offered some great advice to any members that may be finding…

VACANCY ADMINISTRATOR

…attend some evening meetings. The postholder will be expected to work from the Hospital Office for at least half their hours. Further details of the post and the application form…

Universal Credit - Call for Evidence

The Almshouse Association is in discussions with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to assist them in gaining a better understanding of almshouse charities. They would like to speak…

TV Licence update

No doubt you have heard the BBC announcement that anyone aged 75 for over will now be required to pay for their TV licence (unless they receive pension credit). So how does this effect almshouse residents? Firstly,…

TRUSTEE VACANCY

…services to older people We are looking for someone who is committed to the work of the charity and understands the principles of good governance. The position is unremunerated (reasonable…

Trustees and Clerks Seminar

…what is expected in the role Understanding The Almshouse Association Health Check – Going through the Almshouse Association Health Check and how to implement it. please click here to access your…

Tiverton Almshouses Celebrate

…weather was warm and sunny which was an added bonus for all.” Pic by Mark Passmore photography/ www.markpassmore.com. The 75th birthday celebrations at Greenway Gardens part of the Tiverton Almshouses…

The Times reports on the almshouse boom

safe, warm, community homes for young people, key workers and older people in need. Click here for a transcript of the full article, written by Tom Ball for The Times…

The spiritual lives of residents

…the great importance of spiritual development alongside physical and mental health “If almshouses are to provide holistic care then it is of great importance that residents have the opportunity to…

The Great Hospital, Norwich

…the ward outside of the cubicles. There was a great sense of community and many previous residents and staff felt sad when the ward closed in 1961. Today, the Eagle…