The Almshouse Association is a support charity representing 1,700 independent almshouse
charities throughout the United Kingdom providing homes for over 35,000 people

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Interruption to Services

The Almshouse Association has been advised by Scottish and Southern Energy  that there will be an interruption to the electricity supply on Tuesday 6th October beginning at 8.30am and ending no later than 4.00pm (possibly earlier).  This will affect all our systems, including telephones.  We apologise for this disruption and will be back on line as soon as we have electricity.

The Patron of The National Association of Almshouses - Download FileAlmshouse Document

Almshouses have been part of this country's life for many generations and they continue to play a crucial role today in providing accommodation for those in need throughout the United Kingdom. They also make a significant contribution to our national heritage in maintaining many fine, ancient buildings.

As Patron of the Almshouse Association, I am fully aware from my own experience, and from my visits to almshouse charities around the country, of the marvellous sense of community, well-being and independence that are the hallmarks of the almshouse movement. I believe that this stems from the unique bond that is formed between residents and locally-recruited trustees, many of whom may have grown up close to their local almshouses and now wish to give something back to the local community. This sets a fine example and enriches the lives of residents, trustees and the almshouse movement as a whole.

The Almshouse Association  launched a sixty-fifth Anniversary Appeal to extend its fund for member almshouse charities. In the present economic climate this task is a vital, but challenging one, which will benefit the lives of residents today and in the future.

HRH The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB