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.

New sculpture for Bond’s Lodge almshouses

A new sculpture from a renowned Coventry artist has been unveiled in the courtyard garden of a new almshouse development...
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Almshouses feature in LCR publication

An article on almshouses by The Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips has been published in this month’s LCR magazine, produced...
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Shrewsbury Drapers Company wins prestigious award

The Almshouse Association was incredibly proud to learn that the Shewsbury Drapers Company has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award...
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HRH visits Bond’s Hospital almshouses

The Almshouse Association was delighted to welcome our Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales to Bond’s Hospital Almshouses, Coventry...
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Almshouse Association Ambassadors

The Almshouse Association is very honoured to have a highly accomplished and passionate group of Ambassadors to help shine a...
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The Buchanan Trust: Four wonderful new almshouses!

The Almshouse Association is honoured to have received an invite to the opening event for The Buchanan Trust’s new almshouses,...
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CEO blog: May 21

Our pizzas are worth more than care for elderly people …. we all agree? Don’t we? I think a home...
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Almshouse charities smile for Captain Tom’s 100 challenge

Last month, we asked our members to join us with the national campaign as part of an initiative by The...
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Former PM meets with Association

The Almshouse Association held a meeting today (April 26th) with our local Member of Parliament, Theresa May MP, to discuss...
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100 smiles from 100 almshouses!

We’re inviting you to take part in Captain Tom 100 from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May...
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Church of England: Coming Home report

The Almshouse Association hosts webinar on Church of England Coming Home Report The Almshouse Association hosted a webinar on the...
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Almshouse resident May celebrates her 100th birthday!

Eventide Homes resident May turned 100 last November. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the big party planned could not take place,...
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