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A day in the life of a trustee

…several government departments starting at the Department of Employment, now the Department of Work and Pensions, where she was a Benefit Office Manager working all over West Yorkshire. After five…

ACL Seminar on Grant Funding For Almshouses

…remodelling. The ACL delivered an excellent presentation and were able to answer lots of questions and demonstrate to the charities how they will work directly alongside them and the individual…

Abbot’s Hospital High Street Guildford

…of local services. Staff work hard to provide a supportive environment, enabling residents to live independently. Criteria To be considered for a flat, applicants must meet the following criteria: be…

Abbot’s Hospital High Street, Guildford

…flats surround a beautiful communal garden and are within easy reach of local services. Staff work hard to provide a supportive environment enabling residents to live independently. Criteria To be…

100 smiles from 100 almshouses!

…– the Captain Tom 100. Get involved! We would love to showcase the work that you all do to provide almshouses for those in housing need and have decided to…

75+ TV Licence update

…can apply for a free TV Licence to cover them up until 31 July 2020. The free licence has to be applied for and residents will not automatically get one…


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Video links

…https://vimeo.com/493321649 David Healey: Encouraging social interaction https://vimeo.com/493330860 David Healey: A housing crisis solution https://vimeo.com/501783845 David Healey: Wellbeing checks during the COVID-19 pandemic https://vimeo.com/479773316 What is an almshouse? (extended version)  https://vimeo.com/489773649…

The APPG on Almshouses

The goal of our work is: To promote the historic and present-day benefits of almshouses in supporting the nation’s affordable housing need. . Our inaugural APPG on Almshouses meeting took…

The Almshouses Gazette

…almshouses during health pandemic • Regional champions invited to support local members • Report on 2020 Members Survey • Partnership between almshouse and land trust • Top tips for finding…

The Almshouse Association Awards

…all members, providing recognition to all our member charities who work so hard and contribute so much to the almshouse movement and residents alike. We are really looking forward to…

Thank you for making it this far!

Your generous contribution will directly fund the work we do to support our member charities across the UK. As a supporter of The Almshouse Association, we will keep you updated…

Support us

To support our members to deliver safe, comfortable, affordable homes for their residents, we not only guide them through the legislative and regulatory frameworks necessary to protect all involved, we…

Support and Care manual

…Association’s written consent.   Chapter 4 – Health Care and Health Promotion 4.0 Health Care and Health Promotion 4.1 Rights of Residents The aim of this chapter is to provide…

Standards of Almshouse Management manual

work safe means of access to the workplace safe systems of work adequate equipment and material competent fellow employees and protection from unnecessary risk of injury. 4.2 The statutory duties…

Resident vacancies

Although the Almshouse Association doessnot provide accommodation itself, we are keen to support those who see an almshouse as a potential home. In this section, we hope to be…

Regional champions

…All currently work for or are trustees of almshouse charities in their respective regions and bring with them a wealth of experience in the almshouse sector. They will be in…

Quick links

…us to support the 1600 almshouse charities by donating today Read More Associate membership Make a significant difference to the work of the Association – join today Read More Vice…

Privacy policy

…if you apply to work with us; DBS check providers, if you are an employee or volunteer and work with adults at risk; Via our fundraising consultants, if you are…

Our 75th Anniversary

…country, trustees offer their time, care and attention voluntarily, ensuring the continued provision of safe and secure self-sufficient low cost community housing for people in housing need. Dating back to…

Online training

… The Association has partnered with an online training company to offer members a selection of CPD accredited online courses. Course Library GDPR Essentials Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Mental Health Awareness…

Model policies and templates

…additions, please ensure you have signed up to receive our email notifications. Model Policies Anti Social Behaviour Complaints Conflict of Interest Data Protection Equality and Diversity Financial Control Health and…

Members privacy policy

…share your personal data with To manage our functions, we work with carefully selected third-party service providers whom we trust to carry out work on our behalf. We do not…

Meet the team

work, Sue moved within the organisation to run an engagement team covering the south-west of England to work with local authorities on delivering the Armed Forces Covenant strategy and related…

Mediation Scheme

…all can have a fair say. How doessmediation work? The two (or more) parties agree to mediation A date and time are set and a number of hours allocated…

Mandatory policies

…required by the Regulator of Social Housing) Anti-social Behaviour Policy Further Policies Recommended by The Almshouse Association Health and Safety Policy Equality and Diversity Data Protection Reserves Note: It is…

Making a legacy or codicil

…to marry, re-marry or enter into a civil partnership this would usually invalidate an existing Will. Divorce doessnot automatically invalidate a Will made during marriage. See also: Leave a…

Loans, grants & funding

…sent to ACLs Administrator, Sue Holden email: acltabitha@gmail.com For more detailed advice, ACLs Programme Managers can be contacted via email Kathy Green: kathy.green.projects@gmail.com Sean Stafford: sean@saffercooper.com To find out more…

Leave a legacy

As we celebrate our 75th anniversary throughout 2021, it is not only a time to look back over our achievements and those who have supported us to deliver our work,…

Job vacancies

The Association’s Member Charities may advertise staff and trustee vacancies on our website. If you are a member and have a vacancy you would like us to list on…

How to make a donation

Thank you for making it this far! Your contribution will directly fund the work we do to support our member charities across the UK. As a supporter of The Almshouse…

Housing and almshouses – the stats and facts

…truly affordable homes to the community and if ever there was a time to build more almshouses, it’s now!” Nick Phillips | CEO |The Almshouse Association Almshouses are the oldest…

History of almshouses

…Victorian times, almshouses became more urban in character.  During the Victorian era housing became a huge social problem as people migrated to towns looking for work. Scandalous conditions of the…

Fundraising ideas

…neighbours, work colleagues and local businesses to share information about why you are raising funds and how potential supporters can donate. Make it a community spirited activity! Spread the word…

Donation completed

…every support to our member almshouse charities who work hard to provide safe, secure and happy homes for people in need – today, tomorrow and we hope, for many, many…

Case for support

…member charities who work tirelessly to deliver safe, comfortable homes across the country.  Our mission is for almshouses to be recognised by all as an exemplar form of community housing. What…

Board of trustees

…Quentin Elston almshouses@me.com Richard Waite architect@rcfwaite.co.uk Tel: 01553 772656 Margaret Stewart margaretstewart@btconnect.com Tel: 01257 792692 Fax: 01257 792877 Elizabeth Fathi elizabeth.fathi@thetrustpartnership.com Tel: 01884 251444 Fax: 01884 254920 Paul Mullis pmullis@damha.org.uk…

Associate membership

…show what a difference can be made to virtually derelict almshouses when a committed Board of Trustees take over and work as a team to bring a building back to…

Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors will be working with us to champion the almshouse movement, celebrate the great work that our members do to support their residents, and support us in the next…

Almshouses today

…they see fit within a safe and secure environment. Almshouse charities today have to invest heavily in the modernisation and updating of almshouse dwellings to provide 21st century living, either…

2019 Gardens and People Award

…all residents. A handyman provides some physical support but otherwise it has been the hard work of the residents that had yielded delicious, home grown vegetables. The residents at Yardley…

2018 Patron's Awards

…layout doessnot have space for individual washing machines. Electrical power has been reconfigured and all lighting is provided with low energy LED lights. The building now provides low maintenance…

2018 Almshouse Association Awards

…have plenty of parking provided and lovely communal rear gardens to the rear of the property which are totally enclosed and safe for the young children to play outside. The…

2017 Patron's Award

…be constructed in the river alongside the almshouses for part of the work. The interiors were completely remodelled with the two dwellings nearest the river having kitchen extensions and the…