Abbeyfield Society

Abbeyfield Society

A charity which provides sheltered housing  and care homes for elderly people, now known just as Abbeyfield. Founded by Richard Carr-Gomm, it owns and manages around 200 houses and 20 care homes (2...

Group, Philanthropy, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Amnesty International

Amnesty International

London-based international organisation focused on human rights. Its mission statement refers specifically to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in London by labour lawyer Peter Be...

Group, Peace, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Anti-Slavery Society

Anti-Slavery Society

First founded in Britain in 1823 as the 'Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions'. When slavery was abolished in British dominions the Society w...

Group, Race Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Air Raid Precautions (ARP)

Air Raid Precautions (ARP)

In WW2 each local council was responsible for setting up the local ARP to protect civilians from air raids. ARP Wardens were important members, enforcing the blackout, sounding the alarms, etc.

Group, War Memorial WW2, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

Irish political, community and gay rights activist. Born Oldham but grew up in Northern Ireland. With his friend Mike Jackson he formed and raised funds for the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners...

Person, Community / Clubs, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare, Ireland

1 memorial
Aske's Hospital

Aske's Hospital

About the building, from Shoreditch College: "The first building on {this site} was Aske's Hospital or the Haberdashers' Alms Houses, erected 1690-93 to designs of Robert Hooke ... for the Worshipf...

Group, Education, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Mr Robert Aviss

Mr Robert Aviss

Administrator of the Putney Pest House Charity, 1862.

Person, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Mr William Aviss

Mr William Aviss

Trustee of the Putney Pest House Charity, 1862.

Person, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Irene Barclay

Irene Barclay

Née Martin. In 1922 she became the first woman chartered surveyor and for 51 years until her retirement in 1973 she ran her own business. She was one of the people who shaped the organisation of ho...

Person, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial
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