Standards of Almshouse Management


Chapter 8 – Funding a Project

…There are a number of Lead Developers in the market place, one of which is specific to almshouse charities, the Almshouse Consortium Ltd (ACL). This is a legal entity in…

Chapter 8 - Funding a Project

…of Lead Developers in the market place, one of which is specific to almshouse charities, the Almshouse Consortium Ltd (ACL). This is a legal entity in its own right and…

Chapter 7 – Land and Buildings

…or advice and may be able to assist with loans or grants (see Chapter 8). 7.2 Land ownership and title deeds It is recommended that all almshouse charities are registered…

Chapter 7 - Land and Buildings

…loans or grants (see Chapter 8). 7.2 Land ownership and title deeds it is recommended that all almshouse charities are registered with the Land Registry and to check whether the…

Chapter 5 – Financial Management

…required to abide by the Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice). It has become common to outsource a number of functions – accounting services, payroll, fundraising, custodianship, nominees and investment…

Chapter 5 - Financial Management

…(Registered Providers) and a number of Determinations or Statutory Instruments. All Almshouse Charities are required to abide by the Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice). It has become common to…

Chapter 4 – Health and Safety

…specific maintenance under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). See: http://www.hse.gov.uk/. In medical or emergency situations an ambulance should be called. For general information on manual handling…

Chapter 4 - Health and Safety

…Regulations 1998 (LOLER). See: http://www.hse.gov.uk/. In medical or emergency situations an ambulance should be called. For general information on manual handling see paragraph 4.12 4.11 Winter gritting and snow clearing…

8.3 Public Funding

…charities, the Almshouse Consortium Ltd (ACL). This is a legal entity in its own right and is comprised of almshouse charities seeking SHG acting collectively to receive grant for each…

7.26 Security

…Association of Chief Police Officers, provides a range of advice as well as an opportunity to apply for a ‘Secured by Design’ award. The scheme can be found at: http://www.securedbydesign.com….

5.45 Fundraising

…needed. Oral declarations must be recorded in writing by the charity and the written record, which should be dated, must be sent to the donor. A note explaining the requirement…

4.14 Electricity

…www.select.org.uk or the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), www.niceic.com. A dated electrical installation condition report should be obtained after the inspection. Should any further investigative or remedial…


Support and Care


Chapter 8 – Benefits and Grants

…the entitlement. Benefit rates change frequently and the current amounts can be obtained from the local office of the Benefits Agency or from the Agency’s website (www.gov.uk). 8.2 Universal Credit…

Chapter 8 - Benefits and Grants

…change frequently and the current amounts can be obtained from the local office of the Benefits Agency or from the Agency’s website (www.gov.uk). 8.2 Universal Credit Universal Credit will be…

Chapter 6 - Staff and Volunteers’ Matters

…‘other duties as may from time to time be required’. 6.2.3 Working Hours The job advertisement and Contract of Employment will state the normal hours of work. If the employee…

Appendix C - Contract of Employment

…week/ month Payable monthly by bank transfer   Normal Working Hours   …….. hours per week ……..am to …….. pm   Place of Work   Any unit, owned, maintained or…

Appendix B - Contact Details

…choose the accommodation most suited to their needs.   Employment Buddy One Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EB Tel: 0118 953 3955 www.employmentbuddy.com Email: contact@employmentbuddy.com User-friendly online employment law…

8.17  Travel Concessions

…Pensions Centre: www.gov.uk National Express Coaches: www.nationalexpress.com The Pension Service: www.gov.uk/thepensionservice Winter Fuel Payment Claim Form: www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment © 2013. This document is copyright of the Almshouse Association and no part…

6.20  Retirement

6.20.1 Retirement There is no longer an automatic retirement at age 65. Employees can continue to work past this age if they wish to do so, and as an employer…

4.14 Some General Principles Relevant to Healthcare

…The Stroke Association: www.stroke.org.uk University of Stirling dementia design: www.dementia.stir.ac.uk Warm Front Grants: www.carillionplc.com For further details of the above organisations please see Appendix B © 2013. This document is…

4.8 Medication

…make it possible to tell when medication should be taken (and if it has been taken). They are applicable to oral medicines. 4.8.2 Message in a Bottle System ‘Message in…


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


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…

VAT – Opportunities for Almshouse Charities

Do opportunities exist for almshouse charities to gain exemption from VAT on certain costs? Although the withdrawal of zero-rating for listed building works in 2012 resulted in fewer VAT saving…

The Springett Almshouses Trust- Hawkhurst, Kent

…of independent living. Contact Details Clerk to the Trustees: Tanya Ling Telephone: 07914 698645 Email: springettsclerk@gmail.com Or write to: The Clerk, Springetts Almshouses, Horns Road, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN18 4QZ…

The Eden Cottages Trust - Ivybridge, Devon

…the Trustees. Tel: 07714 335862 Email: edencottages.secretary@gmail.com “The Eden Cottages Scheme of April 19, 2000, states that residents must be “poor persons who are members of the Church of England.”…