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.

Providing a safe haven over the centuries

In the second of his features looking at Wiltshire's almshouses, Gary Lawrence visits the county's largest organisation and discovers it...
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Honywood and Douglas charity latest expansion project nears completion

In 1622 the Honywood Trust was created to provide homes for local people in Lenham and was united with the...
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New mixed age housing scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne

Sir Leonard Fenwick, trustee of the St Mary Magdalene & Holy Jesus Trust has laid the naming plaque to the...
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Richmond almshouse charity helping vulnerable older people into secure housing

Its great to see member charities raising the profile of almshouses in the news. The Richmond charities featured in the...
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New Almshouse Research published

We are pleased to share our most recent research report into how almshouse charities managed during the pandemic. The Almshouse...
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Burnham-on-Sea almshouses mark historic anniversary

written by Burnham-On-Sea.com September 15, 2022 Almshouses in Burnham-on-Sea made a splash in the local news with their special anniversary celebration attended...
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Almshouses in Wiltshire Life

Wiltshire Life has just published the first of three articles by Gary Lawrence taking a look into the almshouse world,...
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Almshouses for young people in Surrey

The Almshouse Association was honoured to be invited to the opening ceremony of new almshouses built by The Poland Trust...
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HM The Queen Elizabeth II

The Almshouse Association board of trustees, staff and members, are deeply saddened by the death of the Queen. Our heartfelt...
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Topping Out Ceremony at Girton Town Almshouse Charity

New High For Almshouses At Dovehouse Court A Cambridge charity celebrated reaching a significant milestone in the building programme for...
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Starts at Home Day – 2nd September 2022

On this Starts at Home Day when housing associations up and down the land are celebrating supported housing and the...
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A little history behind Basingstoke’s almshouses

Article by Robert Brown for the Basingstoke Gazette; 26th June 2022 "A recent report in The Gazette about the Deane’s Almshouses, in...
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