Almshouse news and stories

We would like to share with you some of the interesting articles and stories about our member charities and news about the almshouse movement today in our posts below.

The historical aspect of almshouse charities and the legacy of their benefactors are considerable so it is hardly surprising that they are able to present a wide variety of stories and anecdotes ranging from their inception to the present day. There are cases where residents dress in the unusual “uniform” which is unique to their charity and others where splendid architectural features have been unearthed and restored.

The titles of many almshouses have wonderful names: The Eight Men of Broadclyst, The Sisters of Castle Rising and Twitty’s Almshouses, to name a few. Aside from their titles and history, however, the common factor shared amongst all almshouses is that today they continue to provide comfortable and secure homes for those in need, something they have done for centuries.

CEO Blog: Are we losing our way?

The Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips comments on the new homeless laws Rarely do I comment on homeless issues, given the...
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Pickering and Ferens Homes share preview of new development

The Almshouse Association was delighted when Pickering and Ferens Homes (PFH) shared a preview of their latest development of almshouses...
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St John’s open 15 new almshouses

21st March 2024 | Hampshire Chronicle YEARS of planning and months of hard work finally paid off as 15 new...
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Association loan case study: St Mary’s House almshouses

St Mary’s Church Homes – replacement of front windows Part of the service The Almshouse Association offers it's member charities...
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Association grant helps John Sayer Almshouses

John Sayer Almshouses Grant Case Study John Sayer Almshouses is a small charity, consisting of four units in a grade...
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Michael Gove’s ‘Inside Housing’ interview

Almshouse Association CEO, Nick Phillips, comments on the Michael Gove interview in Inside Housing That takes us to Mr Gove’s...
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Association loan helps Thomas Amphlett almshouse renovations

Case Study: The Charity of Thomas Amphlett, The Farthinghoe Almshouses The Charity of Thomas Amphlett was provided with a loan...
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St John’s Foundation Celebrates 850 Years of Service

On 1 February 2024 Her Majesty The Queen visited St John’s Foundation to mark the 850th anniversary of St John's...
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Association’s inaugural Research Conference, London

The Almshouse Association holds its first Research Conference In January 2024, Nick Phillips,  CEO of The Almshouse Association, hosted the...
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Energy efficient and environmentally friendly improvements

Case Study: Kettlestone Charities, Little Snoring, Fakenham This Charity received an Almshouse Association loan of ÂŁ25,000 towards the cost of...
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Bringing a 17th Century almshouse into the 21st Century

A mission to bring a 17th Century 'Hospital' in Ufford, Suffolk, into the 21st Century - Refurbishment of the Ufford...
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Christmas gifts for 679 almshouse residents!

Every year, thanks to a generous legacy, The Almshouse Association is very pleased to be able to offer Christmas gift...
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