Learning from English and Dutch almshouses

Developing from their previous almshouse research, including a Housing LIN viewpoint and an earlier Housing LIN report, this blog summarises the new RICS Research Trust report and provides ideas and examples of how new almshouses can help to meet housing need and complement local strategies for housing, care and support.

It details case studies of new English almshouse developments explore how barriers can be overcome to provide high quality new housing (with limited or no public funding) including partnerships with local authorities, developers and a Community Land Trust. It also refers to Dutch almshouse case studies and the influence of the courtyard model add a European perspective, with a comparison of the local context in both countries.