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Policy & Governance update: July/August 20

…a representative sample demonstrating that the ability to recharge is across all leases. Certification that the project will be on site and remediation work will have started by 31 March…

Overnight visitors

…real issue for almshouse trustees. Of overriding importance is knowing who is on site overnight in case of emergency. Imagine two scenarios: a fire alarm is triggered, evacuation of permanent…

New almshouses for veterans

…him to think about his next steps. He’s one of the first residents to move into the Trust’s new North Farm site, a redundant farmyard which has been transformed into…

Methodist Homestead Almshouses Charity

…mowed, hedges trimmed and doing many small maintenance jobs around the site (not least shovelling snow and putting salt down to keep the pathways safe) has been invaluable to us. …

Lynda's story

…when she retired. After retiring, she continued to support her local almshouse charity as Clerk to the Trustees and her office is now situated on-site at 5 Victoria Street. Lynda…

Local lockdowns

…any contractors attending the site are not displaying symptoms of Covid-19 and adhere to strict social distancing and hygiene rules. Regular cleaning/disinfecting should be carried out. Consider placing signs, floor…

It's Trustees Week!

…almshouses to support the continued provision of safe and secure self-sufficient low cost community housing, for people in housing need. Dating back to the 10th Century, almshouses are the oldest…

Induction Seminar for Trustees & Clerks

…known as the Governing Instrument. The original Trustees purchased the site of a market garden in Bedfont on which to construct these homes, and commissioned the architect, Mr. T. Cecil…

Housing Manager - Tiverton Almshouse Trust

Employee Benefits: Competitive salary Packages Offered Option 1 – Live off-site dependent on qualifications and experience plus 5% pension contribution. Option 2 – Live on site in 2-bedroom cottage accommodation…

Covid-19 update: 29 04 20

…able to self-refer for a Covid-19 test. People in these groups can either apply for a home test or apply for a test at a regional testing site. Please note,…

Covid-19 update: 3.8.20

…almshouse site, visitors are required to wear masks in any enclosed spaces. The full government guidance on the wearing of face coverings can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own. Thursday 30 July…

Coronavirus: What are our members doing?

…to leave their homes too often and to limit the number of delivery people accessing the site. Some members are putting together packs of wordsearches, crosswords and quizzes to help…

Community Housing Fund

…grant towards the 10% required. Other information required includes a copy of the latest accounts, location of the site and the proposed number of dwellings and the action taken towards…

Case Study: St Johns Almshouses, Lichfield

…John’s Hospital, are a charitable trust and historic almshouses organisation which has had a presence on the site since 1129. The existing Grade I listed buildings date from 1495 and…

Asymptomatic testing for Covid-19

…resident wardens who continue to work on site. If you charity wishes to use community testing, you should direct your employees to the DHSC postcode checker available at:www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site. Further Information…

Anniversary Network Event

…and put up for public display too. Crime Prevention – Some members had concerns about crime occurring on their site during a public event being held at an almshouse. The…

Almshouses Charity Of Arthur Winsley and Others

…The work was phased in order to accommodate residents and the availability of accommodation elsewhere on the site. Residents were consulted before work began and we kept informed of progress….


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The Davenport Homes, Solihull

…of modern facilities. A feasibility study was undertaken to provide 12 one bedroom cottages, to include landscaping, car parking and improved access to the site. Trustees wanted to provide a…

Support and Care manual

…minimum, trustees should: Check that the charity’s insurance covers the cost of temporary housing Keep a copy of residents’ next of kin, GP, solicitor and their addresses off site in…

Standards of Almshouse Management manual

…legislation. This applies when contractors are called on site to carry out maintenance or repairs, and when members of the public are on site. If in doubt, trustees should seek…

Resident vacancies

Although the Almshouse Association does not provide accommodation itself, we are keen to support those who see an almshouse as a potential home. In this section, we hope to…

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…Patrons The Vice Patrons who support us Read More History of Almshouses Explore the rich heritage of almshouses; dating back over 1000 years Read More The Almshouses Gazette Download back…

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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…

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…

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2018 Patron's Awards

…field was sold and gave funds to the trustees to develop a new site of almshouses. There are 12 bungalows built around a very traditional almshouse quadrangle site on the…

2018 Gardens and People Award

…or just meet, sit and enjoy the outdoor space. Tiverton Almshouse Trust It was decided to create a flower garden in a backyard area of Greenway Gardens almshouse site. Forty…

2018 Almshouse Association Awards

…new site of almshouses. There are 12 bungalows built around a very traditional almshouse quadrangle site on the edge of a new development of housing but very close to walk…

2017 Patron's Award

…no impact on the front elevation of the building. Some extension at the back would be possible at one end of the site, but the shape of the space at…

2014 Patron's Award

…in its present form dates from 1904. Prior to the new development the Charity had 56 dwellings of which 51 were on the main site with the remaining 5 at…