Case studies

We are building a library of case studies that highlight the many benefits of almshouses from differing perspectives – from trustees to clerks to residents and their local communities.

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Energy efficient and environmentally friendly improvements

Case Study: Kettlestone Charities, Little Snoring, Fakenham This Charity received an Almshouse Association loan of £25,000 towards the cost of...
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Bringing a 17th Century almshouse into the 21st Century

A mission to bring a 17th Century 'Hospital' in Ufford, Suffolk, into the 21st Century - Refurbishment of the Ufford...
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Chimneys restored to former glory

Almshouse Association loan Case Study: Hugh Boscawen Charity chimney renovationsBy Colin Brown, Clerk The Almshouses, or the “gallery” as it...
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Moor Field: solar POWER project

Many thanks to the trustees of Sponne and Bickerstaffe Charity for sending in a case study on the completion of...
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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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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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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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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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Case Study: Solar Panels

At the end of 2022 The Almshouse Association was pleased to be able to respond to a request for a...
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Case Study: Lord Leycester Almshouses

Case Study – Almshouses Lord Leycester (Oct 2022) The Almshouse Association made a loan of £50,000 in Q1 2020 to...
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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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