Talk: The almshouses of Richmond by Juliet Ames-Lewis

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

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 Ames-Lewis 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.

Juliet’s talk will be followed by a social gathering with drinks and nibbles.