Support and Care


4.6 When a Resident Becomes Unwell

…directions to the best local service to deal with the condition. Alternatively, they can use the online symptoms checker on the NHS Direct website (www.nhs.uk) to assess symptoms and receive…

4.2 Giving Advice

Unless you are medically qualified you must not give medical advice. However, it is perfectly in order to suggest a visit to a GP, optician or dentist if you feel…

2.15 Information Technology

…give residents email access so they are able to contact extended family, shop online and communicate speedily with friends and businesses (and the clerk or trustees). Many charities now provide…

2.5 Excursions

…may be able to join with other charities in the vicinity in order to make these events cost effective and worthwhile. Prior to any excursion, a risk assessment should be…

2.1 Role of Trustees Clerks

…Essential Trustee: An introduction (CC3a), The Essential Trustee: what you need to know – – March 2012 (CC3) and Operational Guidance – Almshouse Charities (OG 65) No trustees should take…

1.4 Almshouse Residents

…financial terms, the criterion is generally that the applicant should not be able to afford to buy or rent an equivalent size dwelling as that provided by the almshouse charity….


Consultants


Warburton Associates Design and Management Ltd

…E: rich@warburtonassociates.com W: www.warburtonassociates.com Region/s covered: Midlands, North West and North East About Warburton Associates Background – Warburton Associates was established in 1984. Our philosophy has always been to provide…

Tuffin Ferraby Taylor LLP

Property and Construction Consultancy, Architects, Access Consultancy Contact Details Jacqui Allen BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRICS Partner Tempus Court, Onslow Street, GUILDFORD, Surrey GU1 4SS T: 0203 479 7691 E: jallen@tftconsultants.com W:…

The Whitworth Co-Partnership

Architects Contact Details Mr Mark Cleveland BSc BArch RIBA Architect 18 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1NE T: 01284 760421 E: mcleveland@whitworth.co.uk W: www.wcp-architects.com Region/s covered: East Midlands…

Saffer Cooper Consultancy Ltd

…804 2222 E: sean@saffercooper.com W: www.saffercooper.co.uk About Saffer Cooper Consultancy We are a Chartered Surveying practice based in Manchester. Saffer Cooper have specialised in Almshouse projects for over a decade…

Rollits LLP

Legal Services Contact Details Gerry Morrison Partner, Head of Charities Team Citadel House, 58 High Street, Hull, East Yorks HU1 1QE T: 01482 337339 E: gerry.morrison@rollits.com W: www.rollits.com Regions covered:…

Purcell Architecture Limited

Architecture Contact Details Mr Adam Edwards RIBA Associate/Architect St Mary’s Hall, Rawstorn Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3JH T: 01206 244844 E: adam.edwards@purcelluk.com W: www.purcelluk.com/ Region/s covered: UK-wide About Purcell LLP…

O'Neill Richmonds Law Firm Ltd

Solicitors Contact Details Christine Lowes Solicitor 1 – 2 Lansdowne Terrace East, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 1HL T: 01912 464000 E: clowes@oneill-law.com W: www.oneill-law.com Regions covered: UK wide About O’Neill Richmonds…

Millard Consultants

…jennifer@millardconsultants.com www.Millardconsultants.com (under construction) Areas covered: East of England & Midlands principally (but all areas covered) About Jennifer Millard I have 15 years’ experience acting as Receiver for an Almshouse…

Lester Aldridge LLP

Solicitors Contact Details Lisa Watson-Cook Russell House, Oxford Road, BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset BH8 8EX T: 01202 786138 E: lisa.watson-cook@la-law.com W: www.lesteraldridge.com About Lester Aldridge LLP Recent work has included: The incorporation…

Knox Cropper LLP

Chartered Accountants Contact details: James Holland-Leader Partner Office Suite 1, Haslemere House, Lower Street, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2PE T: 01428 652788 E: James.hollandleader@knoxcropper.com www.knoxcropper.com Regions covered: UK wide About Knox…

Kathy Green M.R.I.C.S.

…kathy.green.projects@gmail.com Region/s covered: London, East of England, South East, South West About Kathy Green I have been working in the almshouse field for over 20 years, providing grant and project…

John Potter Architect Limited

Architect Contact Details Mr Simon J Potter RIBA Architect/Director Unit 2, Bewick House, Horsley Business Centre, Horsley, Northumberland NE15 0NY T: 01661 853 345 E: architects@johnpotterarchitect.com W: www.johnpotterarchitect.com Region/s covered:…

Hewitsons LLP

Solicitors Contact details Virginia Henley Head of Charities, Education and Social Enterprise Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5AU T: 01604 463 103 E: virginiahenley@hewitsons.com W: www.hewitsons.com Regions Covered: In…

Gullands Solicitors

Solicitors Contact Details Marianne Webb |Partner Blair Gulland | Consultant 16 Mill Street, MAIDSTONE, Kent ME15 6XT T: 01622 678341 E: m.webb@gullands.com | E: b.gulland@gullands.com W: www.gullands.com Region covered: UK…

Fire Safety Consultancy (FSC)

…Consultant 8 Ingledene Close, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3TY T: 023 92 50 2337 E: Harry.paviour@btinternet.com Region/s covered: Advice – Nationwide; Site visits – southern half of UK only About Fire…

Fifield Glyn

…Royal Mews, Gadbrook Park, Cheshire CW9 7UD T: 0207 629 6457 E: Charles.fifield@fifieldglyn.com W: www.fifieldglyn.com Regions covered: Greater London, South East, North West, North Wales, West Midlands About Fifield Glyn…

Employment Law in Action Ltd

HR Consultancy Contact details Ros Hammond Director 4 Pocketts Yard, High Street, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SL T: 01494 817193 E: ros@eliaction.com www.eliaction.com Regions covered: UK-wide About Employment Law in Action…

Charities VAT Services

VAT Advisory Services Contact Details Glenn Havenhand VAT Partner Highfields, 11 Pinchwell View, Wickersley, ROTHERHAM S66 1FP T: 01709 709727 M: 07818 066 088 E: glenn.havenhand3@btopenworld.com Regions covered: UK wide…

Basnett Associates Ltd

…01242 673888 E: info@basnettassociates.com www.basnettassociates.com Region/s covered: South West About Basnett Associates Quinquennial Surveys Design and contract administration of new builds Alteration and repair schemes Planning and Listed Building constraints…

Barlow Robbins LLP

Solicitors Contact Details Gordon Reid Head of Charities The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3SR T: 01483 464 224 E: gordonreid@barlowrobbins.com W: www.barlowrobbins.com Region/s covered: Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, London…

Argonaut Human Resources Ltd

Human Resources Contact Details Mr A Nisbet BAMA Managing Director Beech House, Dodlsey Grove, Eastbourne, West Sussex GU29 9BE T: 01730 810970 M: 07966 117801 E: Adrian.nisbet@argonaut-hr.com www.argonaut-hr.com Regions covered:…


News


YouGov poll: Almshouses

…stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 2001 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th – 19th November 2020.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been…

Wivenhoe Housing Trust: paving the way to celebrations

the renovations project, please click here . Contacts Robert Needham  01206 824446 noisybeggar@btinternet.com     Peter Hill  01206  823073 peter@toadhall2.co.uk   Chair of TrusteesFurther information   www.wivenhoehistory.org.uk Searches:   1) Almshouses  2) Major Project at Jonathan Feedham…

Willow Almshouses - Petersfield, Hampshire

Registered Charity No. 202986 Accommodation A one bedroom ground floor flat. Close to town centre and station. Property comprises of hall, lounge with kitchen off, bedroom, shower room, electric…

Who owns your charity land?

…in accordance with the relevant trust deed, constitution or Charity Commission order but most of the time the legal ownership is with the trustees.  There are some exceptions to this…

Website: Important changes coming into effect

…at this stage, the changes will eventually allow us to offer online event booking, accept membership and event payments online, and any changes members make to their web profile will…

TV Licensing

…and who either lives on site or works there for at least 30 hours a week, excluding on-call hours. In addition, in order for the residents to qualify, they must…

TV Licence update

…iPlayer.  What if the resident’s free TV licence has already expired or is due to expire on 31st July? TV Licensing has issued the following guidance note: www.tvlicensing.co.uk/generalnotice They have…

Trustee Meetings & AGMs: Charity Commission updates guidance

…to submit your annual return on time, please contact the Charity Commission at filingextension@charitycommission.gov.uk to request an extension. To read the full guidance, please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-forthe-charity-sector. Posted 14 April 21…

Tiverton Almshouses Celebrate

…weather was warm and sunny which was an added bonus for all.” Pic by Mark Passmore photography/ www.markpassmore.com. The 75th birthday celebrations at Greenway Gardens part of the Tiverton Almshouses…

The Times reports on the almshouse boom

Thrilled to see almshouses in the national press this week. ( 14th Oct 19). The article was also posted online, making almshouses worldwide news. It feels good to be able…

The Christmas Fund

…Deed states that the gifts should be used to help ‘poor residents’ and since the funds are limited, we ask that member charities that can afford to buy a gift…

The Almshouse Association is 75 years old!

…30,000 almshouses across the UK and many are in the process of refurbishment and/or redevelopment. We also have an aim to create over 5,000 more almshouses in the next ten…

Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd

…sorophousingofficer@gmail.com  or by post to the Housing Officer, Soroptimist (London) Housing Association Ltd, Flat 12, 5 Genoa Ave., Putney, London SW15 6DY. If you meet the criteria, I will invite…

Seminar Follow-up

…by Supt Sean Russell, Implementation Director, West Midlands Mental Health Commission. In follow-up, Sean has forwarded information to the Association about online CPD (Continued Professional Development) courses that are available,…

Selective Licencing

…appropriately. In order to properly evidence our response to Government, the Association would be grateful if almshouse charities that have been impacted by selective licensing would contact Chris Targowski –…