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 John Morden Centre making big news

Named winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023, the winning project revives medieval tradition of treating older people with the...
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Actress Brenda Blethyn joins 100 year celebrations of Ramsgate almshouse

The 100th anniversary of an almshouse in Ramsgate has been marked with a tree planting ‘dug in’ by award-winning actress...
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Wells Almshouses welcomes HRH the Duke of Gloucester

Residents, staff and trustees were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester to the Bubwith site, its...
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Northam Charities mark 600 years of giving

Two blue plaques mark 600 years of giving, honouring the almshouses and the community spirit that has endured through the...
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Kendal Almshouse Charity kickstarts redevelopments

Kendal Almshouse Charity spearheads social housing growth for over-55s 8th September 2023 by Erin Gaskell for The WestMorland Gazette Kendal...
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Almshouse Charity leading the way in homes for the future

Girton Town Charity (GTC) was recently asked to showcase its new development of 15 futureproof homes for the over 55s,...
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HRH Duke of Gloucester joins Courtauld Homes of Rest centenary celebrations

On Tuesday 3 October, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester, Vice Royal Patron of The Almshouse Association, joined the...
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Southwark’s Appleby Blue Almshouses

A newly developed social housing project which reimagines the almshouse concept for modern, inner-city living as published by Housing LIN...
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Richmond almshouse residents do the conga!

The sun well and truly came out for The Richmond Charities tropical themed summer party, held on on 10 August...
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Saved historic glass returned to former glory

In 1475, William Browne, a rich wool merchant, endowed an almshouse at Stamford for 10 poor men and two poor...
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Tibberton’s 20 year project completes – for now!

The Almshouse Association has been following the refurbishment journey of Tibberton Almshouses for the last two decades. We supported them...
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Almshouse resident: 1 of Half a Dozen D-Day Veterans

Residents are the heart and soul of almshouses and we are always interested to hear their personal stories; they bring...
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