Almshouse research and published material

It is important to The Almshouse Association to raise awareness of almshouses, to highlight the benefits of almshouse living and to demonstrate the vital role they play in the provision of genuinely affordable homes for people in housing need.

Below you will find a library of reports and articles that have have been published on almshouses and the almshouse movement in recent years. To access, please click on the respective links below:

RESEARCH & REPORTS

Older People’s Care in Social Housing: A Manifesto for Change
– research sponsored by The Guinness Partnership, Housing 21
and Devonshires
click linkResearch
Report
AltairJune 2022
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Keeping Communities Together: How smaller social landlords and
community-led housing can provide affordable, secure, local accommodation
for communities in need
– Eleanor Benton, Ruby Russell and Anne Power
click linkCase
report
LSE
Housing &
Communities
2022
.
The Almshouse Association Financial Benefits of Almshouses
Assessment Report
click linkResearchHousing LINNov 2021
.
What is affordable housing?
– written by Wendy Wilson and Cassie Barton
click linkBriefing
Paper
House of CommonsApril 2021
.
Almshouses: a model of community housing for an ageing population
– written Jenny Pannell & Alison Pooley
click linkResearch RICSDec 2020
.
Coming Home – tackling the housing crisis together
– The Commission of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
click linkReportcommissioned by
The Church
of England
Feb 2021
.
A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield
– compiled by Lorin Arnold, Associate, KKE Architects
click linkCase StudyHousing LINJan 2019
.
Almshouses for homeless people: Sir Thomas White Court, Worcester
– Written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network by
Frazer Bufton, Director at Lett + Sweetland Architects
click linkCase StudyHousing LINAug 2019
.
Transforming almshouses for the 21st century
– Written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network by
Jenny Pannell, independent consultant
click linkReportHousing LINJun 2013
.
Almshouses into the next millennium
– Paternalism, partnership, progress?
click linkReportJenny Pannell
Caroline Thomas
1999
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NEWS ARTICLES & BLOGS

Supporting Farming Communities
– Two leading charities are seeking landowners interested in
the potential of an affordable housing project for farming communities
click linkmagazine
feature
Country Land
and Business Assoc.
June 2022
.
Secrets of Essex almshouses
– Denise Marshall for Essex Life
online story link
Magazine link
magazine
feature
Great British
Life
29 Jun 2022
.
Almshouses: What they are, how they were created and why
they’re still relevant in the 21st century

– Clive Aslet for Country Life
online copy
magazine copy
magazine featureCountry Life13 Mar
2022
.
Understanding almshouses
– featured in LCR magazine
click linknews item NALC2021
.
Expanding the provision of almshouses to improve
our future communities
– Nick Phillips CEO, The Almshouse Association
click linkblog
NALC
Nov 2021
.
Almshouses: The historic model, fit for the future
– Nick Phillips CEO, The Almshouse Association
click linkblogNational Housing
Federation
Nov 2021
.
Remember a Charity – Pass it on
– The Almshouse Association with Dan Cruickshank
click linkarticleDaily Telegraph10 Oct 21
.
HLIN Viewpoint 100 Almshouses for the 21st Century
– transformation in progress
– Written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network
click linkViewpointHousing LINApr 2021
.
Answering the 21st century call to alms
– Laura Silverman for The Daily Telegraph
click linkarticleThe Daily
Telegraph
29 Feb 21
.
Britain is building almshouses at fastest rate since the Victorian era
– Milly Vincent for Mail online
click linknews itemMail online
Jan 2020
.
Return of almshouses for the vulnerable could help
solve Britain’s housing crisis
– Patrick Sawyer for The Telegraph
click linknews itemThe TelegraphJan 2020
.
Almshouses being built at fastest rate in decades
– Becky Johnson for Sky News
click linknews itemSky News3 Jan 20
.
The solution to ageing Britain’s housing crisis? Build almshouses
– Harriett Sherwood for The Guardian
click linknews itemThe Guardian27 Oct 19
.
Almshouse boom helps poor pensioners
– Tom Ball for The Times
click linknews itemThe Times14 Oct 19
.
Ageing well: a collection of innovative thinking
click linkCollectionThe Whiteley
Foundation
for Ageing Well
2017
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