Fifield Glyn welcome Charity Commission’s recognition of Almshouses as unique housing model

October 2020

Fifield Glyn welcome Charity Commission’s recognition of Almshouses as unique housing model

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The official definition of an almshouse has been recognised by the Charity Commission which has just released its new, approved guidance on almshouses.   

Charles Fifield FRICS, director of Fifield Glyn said “We welcome the Charity Commission’s decision to recognise the unique nature of Almshouses as a housing model following months of hard work by the Almshouses Association, of which Fifield Glyn are panel consultants for building services, project management, development and managing agents.”

The Almshouse Association – the membership charity representing over 1,600 independent almshouse charities – which has long persevered for credible recognition of almshouses as an affordable housing provider.  For the last 1,000 years, almshouses have existed as an affordable social housing model but there has been no clear definition of an almshouse by a government department. The Almshouse Association prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021 of supporting the almshouse movement, this community-led housing model now has the seal of official approval.  For further details about the Almshouse Association go to: https://www.almshouses.org/

For further details of Fifield Glyn’s property services for Almshouses and other Charities, including Charities Act compliant valuation reports, please contact Charles Fifield FRICS Charles.fifield@fifieldglyn.com

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Almshouses Association definition of Almshouses recognised by the Charity Commission CLICK HERE