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: Charities of Richard Poyntz & Others

Kindly prepared by Viv Miles - Trustee , Charities of Richard Poyntz & Others "Our two cottages in question were...
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Multi-million pound sustainable housing development opens

This August, Councillor Veronica Dunn, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, officially opened a sustainable housing development designed specifically for disabled...
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DAMHA celebrates 125 years!

In August 2023, Durham Aged Miners Homes Association (DAMHA), the largest almshouse charity in the UK, marked its 125th anniversary...
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Two new Weston Almshouses make the local news!

  Its always great to see almshouses making the local newspapers; these stories are a demonstration of how important almshouses...
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Case Study: George Jones Trust Almshouses

Association grant funds new conservatories for two Gloucestershire almshouses The village of Cranham, Gloucestershire, has two almshouses that were given...
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Ewelme Almshouse Charity talks strategy

The Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips was pleased to be invited to the Ewelme Almshouse Charity Strategy meeting this week....
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Residents celebrate 90yrs with tea party

“The early summer sun shone for around 65 residents of WJ Mills Trust in Cornwall as they came together for...
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Heritage almshouses throw open their doors

England’s largest festival of history and culture! The country's largest Heritage Open Days festival returns with a packed programme of...
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Almshouse living: by the residents

Take a peek into the lives of Hopton's Almshouse residents... Hopton's Almshouses were established in Southwark, London in 1752 and...
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Sloswicke’s Almshouse Charity expansion news!

Good things happen in 3s! One of Retford’s oldest institutions took the limelight on the 25th May 2023 to celebrate...
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Founders Day celebrations at Eventide Homes

The Eventide Homes celebrated Founders’ Day on 21st July 2023. Residents, trustees, staff and guests enjoyed a barbeque in the...
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Westminster Almshouse Foundation celebrate Founders Day

Westminster Almshouses Foundation (WAF) invite new Almshouse Association Chairman Willie Hartley Russell to celebrate Founders Day. l-r: Lord Mayor, Sue...
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