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Website: Important changes coming into effect

…at this stage, the changes will eventually allow us to offer online event booking, accept membership and event payments online, and any changes members make to their web profile will…

The Times reports on the almshouse boom

Thrilled to see almshouses in the national press this week. ( 14th Oct 19). The article was also posted online, making almshouses worldwide news. It feels good to be able…

The Christmas Fund

…Deed states that the gifts should be used to help ‘poor residents’ and since the funds are limited, we ask that member charities that can afford to buy a gift…

The Almshouse Association is 75 years old!

…unless otherwise stated are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2001 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between18-19th November 2020.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted…

Statement on Association investments

For the information of Association members and following procedures set in The Almshouse Association’s approved Investment Policy The Almshouse Association has traditionally held two investment portfolios. In 2019, The Association…

Secrets of Essex almshouses

…Essex Life magazine and online on 29th June 2022, Denise explores the almshouses dotted around Essex, finds out more about the long history of almshouses and who lives in them…

Rural Housing Week

…perpetuity by their exemption from Right to Buy. Residents do not pay rent but a Weekly Maintenance Contribution which is below the average rent in the area and helps to…

Rules on holding AGMs and other meetings

…Commission of these changes.   Wherever possible, it is still hoped that members will be able to submit their annual returns online. However, if Trustees have an imminent deadline and…

Royal Vice Patron presents Patron's Awards

…left £100 to buy land for their longer term benefit. Visit https://hamunitedcharities.org.uk/400th-anniversary/ to find out more. Following this, HRH visited two residents’ homes and walked through the award winning gardens…

Risk Assessment online training

35 mins | CPD accredited |IOSH approved This online Risk Assessment training is designed to help organisations comply with Health and Safety regulations, as well as learn to and carry out structured risk…

Read all about it!

…– 3rd Jan 2020 The Telegraph – 4th Jan 2020 The Mail online – 6th Jan 2020 The Telegraph Letters Page – 6th Jan 2020 Note: The Association does not…

Policy & Governance update: September 20

…the exemption from Right to Buy which almshouses benefit from. The full Government announcement can be found here. Flood Grant Extension – The Government has announced an extension of the…

Policy & Governance update: July/August 20

…who can demonstrate that the contractor will start work on cladding remediation by 31 March next year Online forms must be completed by 31 December 2020 to be considered Trustees…

Policy & Governance update: February 21

…Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings. It has also published related guidance for Approved Document L (conservation of…

Policy & Governance: latest developments

online or by telephone Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission Keeping people safe It is also worth noting that the Charity Commission’s contact centre remains open Mon – Fri,…

Policy & Governance: 31.08.21 update

…groups will need to complete an eligibility checker on the Community Led Homes website. If eligible, groups will be emailed an online grant application form. Wales A new standard for…

P&G update: 31.10.22

…questions and comfort breaks. The interview can be in person or online and will include questions on: personal experiences of loneliness role of technology in measuring loneliness preferences for data…

P&G update: 30.05.22

…spread the cost of a TV licence, these include monthly or quarterly direct debits, or a TV Licensing payment card (which enables customers to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly online,…

P&G update: 14.11.22

…is a new way for trustees and charity contacts to access the Charity Commission’s online services. It can also be used by other people you have authorised, such as your…

P&G update: 04.04.22

…For example, you will need to ensure that your governing documents allow for online meetings if you have found these to be more convenient during the pandemic. Charity Commission guidance…

New Windows for Latham almshouses

…Stuart, they produced the revised planning application, which they submitted to the council along with the letter of support from the Association. Planning permission was finally approved in December 2020….

New online courses available

The Almshouse Association is pleased to announce that we have added three new online training courses to our website course library. With many of us are working from home, you…

New Almshouse Research published

…highlights the challenges the sector faces going forward. The Smith Institute and The Almshouse Association hosted an online event on 11th October 2022 to mark the launch of a new…

Mental Health and wellbeing in the charity sector

…were forced to abandon face-to-face service provision in March 2020, along with the camaraderie and support offered by office life. Many moved service provision and core operations online, while others…

London Almshouse Group Meeting

…councils and in many cases members having 106 levy placed on their own developments. Confirmation from the Charity Commission that the legal definition of almshouses had been approved in principle…

Infection Prevention & Control online training

…and Control online training Remember: As part of your membership with the Almshouse Association, your charity has been assigned 6 credits. Credits are deducted as soon as each course is…