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.

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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More veteran almshouses take shape

Skies the limit, onwards and upwards! The Buchanan Trust have been incredibly busy over the last few years. Having completed...
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Almshouses in Country Life magazine

Almshouses: What they are, how they were created and why they’re still relevant in the 21st century. The Almshouse Association...
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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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