Talk by Juliet Ames-Lewis: Richmond almshouses. Followed by a party, with drinks and nibbles

Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday 9 December 2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Location
Duke Street Church

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The work of The Richmond Charities, housing and supporting elderly people in housing need in our borough, goes back over 400 years. The first of Richmond’s almshouses were Queen Elizabeth’s Almshouses, founded in 1600. From then on, over the centuries, wealthy benefactors continued to endow land and property for the building of almshouses. The Richmond Charities now owns and runs 140 almshouses spread over 10 estates in Richmond and Twickenham.

Juliet joined The Richmond Charities as a Director in March 2015 and became its Chief Executive in January 2018. Prior to joining The Richmond Charities, she was Executive Clerk at Isleworth & Hounslow Charity, another almshouse charity just across the river, for eight years.

Before taking up her roles within the almshouse world, Juliet’s previous working life included time at Christian Aid, Action Aid, Common Purpose, a charity designed to improve the way that cities function by bringing together key decision makers from the public, private and voluntary sector, and working alongside Rabbi Julia Neuberger at The King’s Fund, a healthcare policy think-tank.