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20th April 2021

Almshouses – from Athelstan to the 21st century and beyond: recorded lecture

What is an almshouse, what role have these homes played throughout history, and how are they relevant and important today?  We are delighted to present a lecture by Elizabeth Fathi, Chairman of The Almshouse Association, who shares an historical exploration of the development of almshouses, how they have evolved over the centuries, to their role today, nationally and in their local communities, when there are now over 1600 independent almshouse charities all across the UK.

Hear about the work of these charities, amongst which the Charterhouse is proud to have been for over 400 years, and how they continue to be relevant and much needed with today’s shortage of affordable housing. The Almshouse Association, a national membership organisation representing the UK’s almshouse charities covers an estimated 35,000 almshouses and 12,000 trustees.

Receive your link to the lecture here (with a donation if you can).

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