Alongside our primary aim to provide high quality accommodation for older people who are able to live independently, The Richmond Charities encourages a spirit of community by providing central activities, encouraging residents to set up and run their own groups and events and by supporting and encouraging the residents own club ‘Friends & Neighbours’.
Regular and one-off activities over the last year include:
The Richmond Charities values and ethos make it clear that the charity has a broader vision than simply the provision of housing. Trustees, staff and residents commit to demonstrating the following values in our working and living together:
During 2017 and 2018, The Richmond Charities collaborated with Chantal Richards, a local photographer who was undertaking an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. During the year, Chantal attended numerous events and activities within the charity’s community, as well as holding interviews with individual residents and hearing their stories. Through this book which resulted from all her photos and interviews, Chantal has provided us with a snapshot of what life is like living in the almshouses in the 21st century.