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.


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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Almshouse charity steps in to help

A retired Uppingham couple who risked becoming homeless have moved into a newly created flat in Oakham owned by Rutland’s...
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“You changed my life” – Colin’s story

Colin, resident, Shepton Mallet Almshouses Back in 2015, Shepton Mallet Almshouse trustees were midway through a comprehensive refurbishment of their...
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Lynda’s story

Clerk to the trustees- Lynda Clarke-Jones Lynda Clarke-Jones has been a part of the almshouse movement for many years. She...
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Eric’s story

Clerk to the Trustees - Eric Williams 70 year old Eric Williams lives in Ludlow Shropshire. He is married and...
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A day in the life of a trustee

Hilary Livingstone has been a trustee of the Eleanor Hirst Trust since 2016. Hilary was born and brought up in...
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