Almshouses play an important role in social housing provision
23 Jul 2019
The severe shortage of affordable rental accommodation in the UK means that almshouses are more important than ever in providing low cost housing for families and the over 55s. Today more than 35,000 people live in almshouses, supported by charities and not paid for by the taxpayer. In our own Village, Girton Town Charity funds ten almshouses, with more in the pipeline to meet the growing demand for housing provision in the future.