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EPCs - Association's Statement on EPCs

order to offer best guidance. Our ability to offer guidance has been complicated by contradictory opinions from government and independent experts. In guidance we published on our website in 2019…

Energy Scheme Grant helps to install efficient heating

…Fund, visit www.affordablewarmthsolutions.org.uk/warm-homes-fund/overview If you want to know how E.ON Energy Installation Services can assist you, please contact Andrew Edwards on Andrew.edwards@eonenergy.com or call 07815 502613 Dated: 7th May 19…

Double celebrations in Sonning!

…newspaper article in the Henley Standard – click here Link to online version Posted 12 July 21 For more almshouse news and stories, visit Almshouse news and stories | (almshouses.org)…

Donnington Hospital Trust - Berkshire

…Berkshire or Oxfordshire. Sorry no pets. Contact Details Contact the Office Manager on 01635 551530 or by email to amanda@donningtonhospital.com to apply for an application form or for further information….

Covid-19 update: 29.09.20

…guides on self help and external links  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ Search for help in your local area https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Mental%20health%20support/LocationSearch/330 Guidance and advice on all aspects of mental health https://www.mind.org.uk/ Alcohol Information on risks…

Covid-19 update: 29.06.20

…We will update this page as and when new information arises and/or we develop new guidance. For the most up-to-date government advice, please visit www.gov.uk/coronaviru s . Monday 29th June…

Covid-19 update: 29 04 20

…might be worried about this. You can access the hub at: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/ Age UK offer tips and guidance for elderly people on staying safe and well at home, including information…

Covid-19 update: 11.01.21

…at: Vaccination Guide for Older Adults – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults Vaccination Guide: Why are you being asked to wait? – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait Shielding The government has updated its guidance on shielding, which has…

Covid-19 update: 8.4.21

…potential outbreaks of coronavirus. The tests can be ordered online or collected from larger local pharmacies. You may wish to encourage your residents and staff to use these tests and…

Covid-19 update: 05.1.21

…found at:www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.  Restrictions also continue to apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Details on these restrictions can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Shielding Those who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable…

Covid & supported housing

…risks and challenges involved in adopting such a policy: www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/what-to-consider-when-implementing-a-vaccination-policy-in-your-organisation If any member charity is considering this, we would recommend taking separate legal advice to ensure the charity is protected…

Councils granted more freedom

Councils can provide greater support to new almshouses through Right to Buy The Almshouse Association welcomes the Government’s announcement granting more freedom to local councils on how they spend funds…

Coronavirus Update

…coronavirus news, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response These websites are updated daily with the latest government guidance and should be your first port of call for coronavirus information over the coming…

Coronavirus Information and Useful Links

For the most up-to-date coronavirus news, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response These websites are updated daily with the latest government guidance and should be your first port of call for coronavirus…

Community Housing Fund

…funding is made. Enquiries can be sent to ACL’s Administrator:Sue Holden email: acltabitha@gmail.com For more detailed advice, ACL’s Programme Managers can be contacted via email:Kathy Green: kathy.green.projects@gmail.com Sean Stafford:  sean@saffercooper.com…

Charity Commission updates

Online services for charities – Log in to the Charity Commission’s online services, get a new password for your charity, and other services for charities. How to update your charity’s…

Charity Commission Covid-19 Fact Sheets

…efforts Government financial support for charities Using reserves and restricted funds AGMs and other meetings: postponing or cancelling meetings Holding meetings online or by telephone Reporting serious incidents to the…

Charities Bill update

…similar charitable purposes), including the proceeds of failed fundraising appeals produce a clearer and less administratively burdensome legal framework for buying, selling, leasing and mortgaging charity land clarify and expand…

CEO update: June 20

…logo and branding/PR Representation: MP engagement Charity Commission: Definition of almshouses Training and Seminars Conference 2021 Research Please click into the link below to view. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTKYk3LNShE&feature=youtu.be Posted 23 June 2020…

CEO Message 29.04.20

…response of some MPs and ministers but we have a way to go. We continue to update our online information regularly and have added 3 new short online training courses…

CEO guest speaker at Charity Matters webinar

Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips will be joining Aberdeen Standard Capital Charity Matters virtual event on Wednesday 12 May 11.00 – 12.00. Also speaking will be legal expert Gordon…

Build Build Build

…Holden the Almshouse Consortium Administrator by email to acltabitha@gmail.com or on 07464 021046  Sean Stafford on sean@saffercooper.com or 07714 255520.Kathy Green on kathy.green.projects@gmail.com or 07940 590173 Posted 30 Sept 20…

Barlow and Ellyett Homes Shirley, Southampton

…are invited from ladies of 55 years and over who have limited means and a connection to Southampton. Contact Details Please call or email Jane Bowen on 07876783880 or jane_bowen53@yahoo.com….

Association unveils 75th Anniversary plans

…a Celebration Pack that is full of useful hints and tips which will be available after the Christmas break. To order your pack, please complete the order form by clicking…

Anniversary Network Event

…before any photos/videos are taken of them and used in any promotional material, or online on websites or social media. There is also a poster that can be printed out…

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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Video links

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Trustee recruitment tips

…Don’t forget! Include details of how they can apply or who they can contact to find out more. Advertise in all the right places Place your trustee ad online in…

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…

The Davenport Homes, Solihull

…sockets and switches. Natural ventilation is provided and solar gain will be reduced through the introduction of landscaping to provide shading in order to limit the potential for overheating. The…

The Almshouses Gazette

…every quarter, if you would like to purchase additional hard copies (£2.50 each), please contact us on 01344 452 922 or email admin@almshouses.org. Issue 264 Autumn 21 In this issue:…

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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…

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Support us

…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…

Support and Care manual

…www.bgs.org.uk British Heart Foundation: www.bhf.org.uk Care Quality Commission: www.cqc.org.uk Carer’s Direct: www.nhs.uk/Carersdirect Citizen’s Advice Bureau: www.adviceguide.org.uk Dementia UK: www.dementiauk.org Department of Health: www.dh.gov.uk Diabetes UK: www.diabetes.org.uk Disabled Living Foundation: www.dlf.org.uk…

Standards of Almshouse Management manual

online calculators for assessing entitlement to benefits and Age UK and Citizens Advice often employ benefits advisors who may be able to help residents. Helpful websites: www.ageuk.org.uk. www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser www.turn2us.org.uk. A…

Seminars and training

…of almshouse charities. Please click on the link above for more information. Online Training Courses The Almshouse Association offers members online training courses through our partnership with an online training…

Privacy policy

…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…