Case studies

Our case studies show how legacies and fundraising are helping almshouse charities refurbish, repair and build more almshouses. They also highlight the many benefits of almshouses from differing perspectives – from trustees to clerks to residents and their local communities.


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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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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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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Case Studies from Taunton Heritage Trust

The Taunton Heritage Trust is an almshouse charity based in Taunton, Somerset.  We provide 66 almshouse flats in the town...
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Why Derby’s almshouses are still important today

Writer for Great British Life, Louise Jones, discovers how Derby's oldest charity is evolving to meet modern needs and explores...
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Case Study: Edward Mayes Trust, Manchester

In October 2021 The Almshouse Association provided The Edward Mayes Trust in Manchester with a ÂŁ25,000 loan towards the cost...
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Case Study: Burkitt Homes, King’s Lynn

The Board of Trustees of Burkitt Homes Almshouses in King’s Lynn have just finished their latest significant project of ongoing...
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Case Study: Jarvis Eleemosynary Almshouses

The 12 almshouses at Staunton On Wye, Herefordshire, were built in 1858/9, with money left by George Jarvis (1704-1793). George...
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