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.

100 smiles from 100 almhouses!

We’re inviting you to take part in Captain Tom 100 from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May...
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Almshouse resident May celebrates her 100th birthday!

Eventide Homes resident May turned 100 last November. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the big party planned could not take place,...
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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh....
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CEO Blog: What about the Affordable Housing Crisis and our young people?

We so often hear about the “housing crisis” as if it is a given fact. I was walking with a...
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APPG report on loneliness: Association comments

The CEO of The Almshouse Association welcomes the recent report published by the APPG on Loneliness. “From our research and...
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Association in Church Times

The Almshouse Association welcomes the inclusion of comments in Church Times from CEO Nick Phillips following the publication of the...
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HAPPI Hour: Almshouses

Almshouse Association takes part in Housing LIN’s HAPPI Hour on Almshouses The Almshouse Association was pleased to take part in...
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The Almshouse Association is 75 years old!

2021 is the year we celebrate our 75th Anniversary of supporting and representing almshouse charities. By support, we mean offering...
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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors undertakes new report

Almshouses: a model of community housing for an ageing population. A recent report recognises the great value almshouses have played...
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Merry Christmas from The Almshouse Association

Dear all, The Almshouse Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, trustees, clerks, wardens, volunteers,...
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