Video links

Here you will find informative video clips from Almshouse Association CEO Nick Phillips, explaining about almshouses and the many benefits they bring to the local community.

There are also clips from David Healey, CEO of Sir Josiah Mason Trust and the Association’s regional representative for Birmingham, West Midlands and Warwickshire almshouse charities, talking about his almshouse charities. Plus videos and recordings published by or on behalf of other almshouse charities.

Click on the below links to view each one.

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
The Almshouse Association 75th anniversary
David Healey: Residents’ experiences
David Healey: Encouraging social interaction
David Healey: A housing crisis solution
David Healey: Wellbeing checks during the COVID-19 pandemic
What is an almshouse? (extended version) 
Benefits of almshouse living
Almshouses as housing provider
David Healey: Residents’ feedback
David Healey: Benefits of housing for later life
David Healey: Scale of affordable housing crisis

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