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almshouse

Brit History a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy

almshouse

1. A building in which charity was distributed to the poor; found in England and in some early American settlements and cities; also see poorhouse.
2. An almonry.
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There is no gate to Alms House, which is supposed to be a comfort zone for ageing citizens in their sunset years, and this has exposed them to dangers and insecurity lurking around the noisy and messy neighbourhood.The stinking and congested drainage rings the facility and is now a breeding ground for mosquitoes that terrorise the senior citizens.
Mustafa Al Sayed as a member of the Egyptian Zakat and Alms House to benefit from his administrative expertise gained in running the RCO's humanitarian and charitable projects in Bahrain and abroad.
"The public park is framed by Georgian alms houses and Quayside warehouses.
Nasser Fouad secretary-general of Egypt's Zakat and Alms House, Egyptian Assistant Health Minister Dr.
The exhibition contains historical artefacts from the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle, which served as an alms house and soup kitchen to the poor and disadvantaged in the middle ages.
Burns found "a truancy law straight out of `Oliver Twist'" passed in 1879, by which any "miscreant would be sent to the Monson Alms House," or some other place of "confinement, instruction, and discipline."
The disabled and elderly residents in the Widows Alms House on Nicholas Street complained of sleepless nights because of rowdy revellers.
Also named in the report was the St John's Hospital Trust, which runs an alms house in Lichfield, the Abbeyfield Society Ltd, which runs sheltered housing in Worcester, the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association and the Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious.
They range from alms house style bungalows, built around a courtyard garden, priced from pounds 75,995 for two bedrooms, to large, detached family homes.
Thursday a number of Kuwaiti Bait Al-Zakat (the Alms House)-backed schools
Another star attraction may be a substantial Victorian Grade II listed Alms House property in Handsworth which provided supervised units for older couples and singles until recently.
Before that, the 17th century building was used as an alms house for wounded soldiers returning from World War One.