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 haveContinue reading “Learning from new English and Dutch almshouses”

Care homes, retirement property and elderly home care – UK

This site is run by the charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). It provides comprehensive, impartial information to help people make plans for later life.

A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield

15/01/19 This Housing LIN case study shines the spotlight on the award-winning St. John’s Almshouses, a new Passivhaus certified residential scheme for older people in Lichfield, completed in August 2017. The client, St. John’s Hospital, are a charitable trust and historic almshouses organisation which has had a presence on the site since 1129. The existingContinue reading “A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield”

Radical Elderly People’s Housing Coming To London With An Anti-Loneliness Mission At Its Heart

By Louise Ridley (from 2016 and this project should be complete by now? Wonder if it’s successful) Innovative housing plans in South London aim to combat loneliness among elderly people by placing them on a busy street where they will share space with neighbours, school children and other groups. Architects believe their building design –Continue reading “Radical Elderly People’s Housing Coming To London With An Anti-Loneliness Mission At Its Heart”