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.

Association CEO in FT Letters

An article in the Financial Times on 18 June 22 prompted The Almshouse Association CEO to write into FT Letters...
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Secrets of Essex almshouses

Bestowing unique and charming, yet affordable housing to the elderly for 1,000 years, Denise Marshall takes a closer look at the historic...
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Residents of St Leonards Hospital Trust celebrate 820 years of charity!

Trustees and residents of the St Leonards Hospital Trust in Boston, Lincolnshire recently celebrated 820 years of charity! Established in...
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Friends of 40 years become new neighbours!

Spalding Town Husbands Almshouse Charity celebrated the opening of their new almshouses in Lincolnshire last week. Association CEO Nick Phillips...
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Hornby Competition results announced!

Congratulations to our Hornby Competition Winner and Runner up! Over the past year The Almshouse Association has been working with...
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Government’s Right to Buy plans

The Almshouse Association Response to Government Plans to Extend Right to Buy Policy Almshouses are established by gifts of charity...
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A 550th Anniversary Celebration!

HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits The Hospital of St John, Heytesbury. 31st May 2022 - There was much anticipation...
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Regional meeting in Cumbria

The Cumbrian almshouse trustees gathered in beautiful Kendal for the Cumbria Almshouse Regional Meeting on 6 June 22. Almshouse Association...
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Partnership ensures completion of Calderdale almshouse refurb

Sir Francis Crossley Almshouse Charity made a splash in the local news recently with the completion of their two-year project,...
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Progress report from Buchanan Trust

The Almshouse Association was excited to receive the latest update from The Buchanan Trust on their latest almshouses project: Dear...
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Ten acres of tree-planting at Manorial Wood in Sutton Coldfield

Trustees from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust have started the next phase of their progressive plans, to replant English deciduous broadleaved...
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Exeter Homes Trust marks Platinum Jubilee

On a chilly, but beautiful sunny day in March 2022, the Exeter Homes Trust celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by...
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