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
.
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
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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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ARTICLES & BLOGS

Secrets of Essex almshouses
– Denise Marshall for Essex Life
click linknews itemsGreat British
Life
29 Jun 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
.
HLIN Viewpoint 100 Almshouses for the 21st Century
– transformation in progress
– Written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network
click linkViewpointHousing LINApr 2021
.
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
.
Ageing well: a collection of innovative thinking
click linkCollectionThe Whiteley
Foundation
for Ageing Well
2017
.