Learning from new English and Dutch almshouses

Developing previous almshouse research, including a Housing LIN Viewpoint and an earlier Housing LIN Report, a new report for the RICS Research Trust provides ideas and examples of how new almshouses can help to meet housing need and complement local strategies for housing, care and support. 

Since their origins over a thousand years ago, almshouses have been providing shelter and care for people experiencing poverty and hunger, plague and leprosy. But in this year like no other in our lifetime, what more can we learn from the almshouse, the oldest form of community-led housing? 

Read in full at:

Blogs – Housing LIN | Source https://www.housinglin.org.uk/blogs/Learning-from-new-English-and-Dutch-almshouses/

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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