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.

Research funding awarded to ARC

The Almshouse Association is delighted to see further investment in almshouse research. This area of research is helping the Association...
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Is now the time for a new wave of almshouses for refugees?

Events in Ukraine are a disturbing reminder of how easy it is for people to suddenly lose their homes as...
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking...
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Hillier Almshouses celebrate 50 years!

Hillier Almshouse have just celebrated being in their current building for 50 years! Val Richards, Manager/Clerk to the Trustees at...
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Barnstaple marks Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Devon Live reports on the celebrations held by the Barnstaple Almshouses in Autumn 21. "On a day of celebrations as...
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In the footsteps of St Albans first female superstar

Almshouses and their benefactors have a rich and diverse history. John Morewood of the Herts Advertiser takes us on a...
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Girton Town Charity futureproofs village housing

New Passivhaus Homes A Cambridgeshire charity is celebrating a major milestone in its latest building project to create 15 almshouses...
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New almshouses for veterans

From: Homes England Published 19 January 2022 Set up in 1918 by Robert Buchanan in memory of his son Alan...
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121 DAHMA residents receive Christmas vouchers

Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes almshouse residents making news in The Northern Echo! 28th December 2021 by Andrew White  @apwecho Audience and Content...
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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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