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.

Case Study: William Holmes Almshouses

Trustees tackle the damp impacting the lives of residents William Holmes Almshouses were provided with a £50,000 loan from The...
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Case Study: The Frances Geering Almshouses

Drainage works, replacement windows and replastering In the early part of 2024, The Frances Geering Almshouses Charity was awarded a...
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The almshouse movement’s next philanthropists?

"Building a new generation of almshouses could restore the Church’s sense of social mission – in partnership with industry!" The...
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Construction work begins on new almshouses in Gosport

A groundbreaking ceremony in Gosport has marked the start of construction on a new Thorngate Churcher Trust development of homes...
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Behind the blue doors..

To mark the 200th anniversary of Trinity Homes Almshouse in Brixton, photographer Jim Grover stepped inside to meet some of...
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Lessons Learnt – former Charity Commission CEO reflects

As Helen Stephenson CBE steps down from her position as CEO of the Charity Commission, in one of her final...
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What is affordable housing?

Association CEO, Nick Phillips asks " what is affordable housing?" Back in 2015, our friends at Shelter asked this question...
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CEO Blog: Are we losing our way?

The Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips comments on the new homeless laws Rarely do I comment on homeless issues, given the...
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Pickering and Ferens Homes share preview of new development

The Almshouse Association was delighted when Pickering and Ferens Homes (PFH) shared a preview of their latest development of almshouses...
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St John’s open 15 new almshouses

21st March 2024 | Hampshire Chronicle YEARS of planning and months of hard work finally paid off as 15 new...
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Association loan case study: St Mary’s House almshouses

St Mary’s Church Homes – replacement of front windows Part of the service The Almshouse Association offers it's member charities...
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Association grant helps John Sayer Almshouses

John Sayer Almshouses Grant Case Study John Sayer Almshouses is a small charity, consisting of four units in a grade...
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