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.

Our Royal Patron King Charles III

The Almshouse Association is pleased and honoured to be able to confirm to our members that the office of King...
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More almshouses needed in rural areas

Almshouses are often the only form of truly affordable housing in rural areas – why are more not being built?...
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A new roof for the Farmer and Lemmion-Cannon Charity

Case Study: Farmer’s Row Almshouses – Roof Project Part of the service The Almshouse Association offers it’s member charities is...
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Almshouse resident and veteran attends DD celebrations

William Clemmey, Chief Officer of Municipal Charities in Stratford upon Avon writes: "We are so proud to have Phil Sweet...
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Celebrating 150th anniversary of almshouse charity in Crowborough

The Association's Head of Member Services, Julian Marczak was delighted to be at the 150th anniversary celebrations for the Mrs...
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Girton Town Charity welcomes HRH Duke of Gloucester

A glorious day for Girton Town Charity who welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester on Thursday 13 June 2024 for...
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Almshouse resident and D Day veteran attends RBL Service of Remembrance

D Day Veteran Phil Sweet is attending the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance to mark D-Day 80, at the...
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Almshouse resident commissioned to create huge artwork

‘Art has been and still is my life’: 93-year-old commissioned to create huge artwork using drawings from sketchbook 24 May...
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Richmond Charity helps raise the profile of almshouses

Promoting the almshouse brand is so important for the future success and stability of the almshouse movement. Here at The...
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NEWWAY Project explores setting up a new almshouse charity

A representative from the NEWWAY Project recently got in touch with Association CEO, Nick Phillips to talk about their project...
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Grand Opening of Appleby Blue almshouses

Hugh Graham, Senior Property Writer for The Times attends the opening of the Appleby Blue almshouses. "Not only am I...
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Search for lost portrait of Sir Thomas Dunk of Hawkhurst as almshouses celebrate 300 years

by Alan Smith for, 21 May 2024 The hunt is on for two lost portraits of a 17th century...
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