Video links

Find out more about almshouses and what its like to be a part of an almshouse community.

Check out our library of almshouse video clips by clicking on the links below:

On Wednesday 3 January 2024, Almshouse Association CEO, Nick Phillips met up with Channel 5 presenter, Natalia Jorquera and her film crew at Trinity Hospital Almshouses in Greenwich. He talked about the origins of almshouses, their growing demand and the vital role they play in the provision of community-led affordable housing. interviews with residents Geraldine and Terry. To be access, please click here.

Courtesy of St John’s Foundation, a community focused charity working across Bath and North East Somerset, here is a wonderful interview with resident, Geraldine who is asked to describe what its like to live in one of their almshouses.

To be directed to the video on the St John’s Foundation website, please click here.

In their Secret Somerset feature, BBC Sounds steps in side Gray’s Almshouses – “built in 1635 these homes on East Street in Taunton still benefit those in need today”.

Posted November 23 and available for a year. To be directed to the recording on the BBC sounds website, please click here.

Courtesy of United St Saviours Charity and WWM Architects, Nigel, Shamus and Barry of Hopton’s Almshouses talk about almshouse living and the importance of being able to live in their local community.
To be directed to the video on the Witherford Watson Mann Architects website, please click here (scroll to find pic on left and click play) or access via vimeo here.

What is an almshouse? (short version) 
How almshouses can help tackle loneliness
What is an almshouse? (extended version) 
Benefits of almshouse living

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