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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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 £25,000 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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Case Study: Bradfield Parochial Charity

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Almshouses for young people in Surrey

The Almshouse Association was honoured to be invited to the opening ceremony of new almshouses built by The Poland Trust...
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Case Study: Adam Cottam Almshouses, Lancashire

Trustees of Adam Cottam Almshouses have been working hard on their almshouse project over the past 4 years, with the...
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Small grant makes a big difference

Sometimes a small grant can make a big difference. Trustees at the Old Windsor United Charities (Penny Royal Almshouses) were...
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Legacy from 1868 still providing homes today

Renovation Case Study: Tibberton Almshouses The Tibberton Almshouses were built in 1868, endowed in trust by William Philip Price MP;...
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New almshouses for veterans

From: Homes England Published 19 January 2022 Set up in 1918 by Robert Buchanan in memory of his son Alan...
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Giving Something Back

by Chris Morton, Chairman of Louisa Lilley Almshouses ‘Giving Something Back’ to society was something that really came to fore...
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