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.


Almshouse Association Award winners announced and celebrated at Members Day 2023. Members Day had a buzz of excitement in the...
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Association welcomes new Chairman

We are delighted to announce that Willie Hartley Russell MVO DL, has been appointed as the new Chairman of The...
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Wokingham United Charities in local news

For nearly 600 years, Wokingham United Charities has been at the forefront of helping the borough Article by James Hastings,  June...
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Day’s & Atkinson’s join the 2023 London Festival of Architecture

The London Borough of Barnet was involved in the 2023 London Festival of Architecture and the Day's & Atkinson Almshouses played...
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The Almshouse Association Members Day 2023

A Celebration of Community, Compassion, Companionship, and Care On 15th July 2023, The Almshouse Association hosted Members Day 2023 at...
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New almshouses for Great Shelford

Five years in the planning, Great Shelford’s £4.4M almshouse development is now complete and has welcomed its first residents. The...
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History of Beeston’s Almshouses, Peckham

posted 16 May 2023 in ARCHITECTURE, HIDDEN GEMS, LONDON, LOOK UP LONDON, SOUTH LONDON by Katie Wignall Along Consort Road in Peckham you can admire...
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90 year old vicar skydives for almshouse and care home

by Sophie Drew for Christian News A retired vicar in his 90s is taking to the skies to raise money...
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Case Study: Poland Trust

CAF Bank has published a great case study on their website on the Poland Trust Almshouse Build which we have...
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2 more residents join the 100 Club!

Double birthday celebrations at Yoakley House as two more residents join the 100 Club May 19, 2023 Kathy Bailes News 1 Photo credit:...
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Message from CEO

People land on our shores from often, war-torn countries, families lost and afraid. What these people often wish to cling...
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The wonder of almshouses in Country Living

We were delighted to read Susy Smith's recent column, 'View from here' in the June 2023 issue of Country Living,...
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