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.

Garden Parties Galore!

As we draw a close to 2021, the year of The Almshouse Association's 75th anniversary of supporting and representing almshouse...
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Tea parties bring Sutton Coldfield residents together

News from The Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust (SCCT) Tea Party Events bring almshouse residents together for the first time since...
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170th Anniversary celebration

The Perry Almshouse Charity Trustees and residents in Winterbourne celebrated the 170th Anniversary of their beautiful Grade II listed almshouses...
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Cake and collaboration at the Andros Almshouse Networking event

A beautiful celebratory cake, made by a 95 year old resident, was shared at a successful networking and celebratory event....
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Wivenhoe Housing Trust

A Celebration Event at Jonathan Feedham Court.  Held on Saturday 18th September 2021, the event was to mark the completion...
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Ashtead United Charity Garden Party

Almshouse Association Honorary Treasurer, Simon Ling FCA sent us in photos of the Ashtead United Charity Garden Party. A fabulous...
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Christmas Fund 2021

Over 70 years ago, Major Allnatt, a successful businessman and philanthropist who worked closely with and supported our founding General...
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Almshouses in the news!

The Almshouse Association was delighted to see two more pieces from Chief Executive Nick Phillips published recently. One for the...
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Association releases new research on financial benefits of almshouses

The Almshouse Association is excited to publish a new report, produced by Housing LIN, on the financial benefits of almshouses....
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18.11.21 – APPG on Almshouses Meeting

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Almshouses will be holding a session to discuss the research on the significant financial benefits...
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Garden Party at Robert Smith Trust Almshouses

Robert Smith Trust almshouses in Brancaster, Norfolk put on a special tea party to celebrate the Associations 75th anniversary of...
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Pass it on – Remember a Charity

Almshouses have played an important role in social housing for over a thousand years. They are the result of a...
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