Winckworth Sherwood is backing a major research project that will explore the resilience and community benefits of almshouses as later life housing providers.
The £300,000 research is funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust will be led by the Almshouse Resilient Community for the Future, a project led by University College London, University of Suffolk, The Almshouse Association and seven almshouse charities: United St Saviour’s Charity, The Whiteley Homes Trust, Sir Josiah Mason Trust, Bristol Charities, Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association, Legacy East Almshouse Partnership, and Southwark Charities.
Charlotte Cook, a Partner in our Social Housing team and a specialist in later life housing at Winckworth Sherwood said: “Winckworth Sherwood is at the forefront of advising affordable and social housing providers, and whilst social housing providers have been the subject of many research projects, there is astonishing little that focuses on the contribution almshouses bring.
“Almshouses have long played a vital part in the UK’s housing provision but are often overlooked or misunderstood. This project will go some way to address this, and we are delighted to support it.”