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A New Deal for Social Housing

…rents or, to buy through schemes, such as shared ownership. Around 3.9 million households, approximately 9 million people, live in the social rented sector in England, just under a fifth…

Almshouses Charity Of Arthur Winsley and Others

The project also involved demolition of old sheds (former privies), garden walls and single storey extensions, removal of raised walkways and stairs, together with construction of three, two-storey rear extensions….

Affordable Homes Programme

…months. Whilst they are targeted at regulated organisations, , re-modelling is available to all almshouse charities. The events are open to any organisation with an interest in developing new affordable…

170th Anniversary celebration

…CEO of the Almshouse Association Top picture: Monica Cannings (longest resident), Dee Russell-Thomas (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Jeanette Climmer (guest) and Janet Saunders (resident) Click here for more almshouse charity celebrations…


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The Leonard Hackett Memorial Trust

the charities concerned into good order in all respects and then to attempt to find new, local trustees to take over trusteeship. Holy Trinity Heathtown Almshouse, Wolverhampton – BEFORE Holy…

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…only eight FTE staff, the support we give to our members has a significant impact on the delivery of almshouses across the UK for those in housing need. We charge…

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…rights in relation to it. When we refer to: “we”, “us” or “our”, we mean the National Association of Almshouses (whose working name is the Almshouse Association); “personal data”, we…

Latest coronavirus news

8th April 2021 / Latest News Coronavirus Covid-19 update: 8.4.21 Members will be aware that shielding is now no longer necessary as of April 1st. From April 9th, twice weekly…

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…

History of almshouses

…Many of these beautiful, original buildings are still in use and are being restored and extended in order to provide warm, comfortable homes with modern heating, bathrooms and kitchens. See…

Case for support

…always or often lonely.  Loneliness, living alone and social isolation can lead to dementia, heart disease, depression, and even early death.  A 2016 UK study by Age UK found that…

Associate membership

…following ways:  Via our Donation Page – please click here  Send a cheque made payable to ‘The National Association of Almshouses’ By BACS or Standing Order – please instruct your bank…

Almshouses today

…vital than ever. In some rural areas, almshouses are the only provider of accommodation for those in need. Almshouses are managed by volunteers (Trustees), usually people who want to become…

Almshouse research and published material

…Feb 21 . Britain is building almshouses at fastest rate since the Victorian era – Milly Vincent for Mail online click link news item Mail online Jan 2020 . Return…

Almshouse Association membership

…our members online Training Courses through our partnership with an online training provider. Topics such as GDPR and Safeguarding can be accessed via a portal. Mediation Scheme The Almshouse Association…

About the Association

…local meetings and via our members’ forum. We meet regularly with the Charity Commission (the regulator for almshouses), Homes England, and have set up an All Party Parliamentary Group for

2018 Almshouse Association Awards

…affordable and accessible lifelong homes equipped with modern telecare for its residents in order to meet current and future care and support needs.   The design is robust, low maintenance, a…

2017 Patron's Award

…through the introduction of landscaping to provide shading in order to limit the potential for overheating. The construction materials are from sustainable sources. The existing Almshouse arrangement creates lovely landscaped…

2014 Patron's Award

…an excellent design sympathetic to the rural setting and the environment of the New Forest and the Victorian heritage. Trustees embarked on an exciting remodelling scheme in order to provide…