The Almshouse Association is a support charity representing over 1600 independent almshouse charities across the UK.

Almshouses are a charitable form of self sufficient, low cost community housing that is held in trust for local people in housing need. They are managed and run by almshouse charities made up of local volunteers.

Today, 36,000 people are living full and independent lives in almshouses, finding friendships, wellbeing, safety and security inside their walls and within their communities. Through representation, fundraising, and your donations and legacies, The Almshouse Association is working hard with almshouses charities, local authorities and the Government to make it possible for many more to be built.

Important message from The Almshouse Association

As per Government guidelines with regards to Covid-19, The Almshouse Association team is working remotely. We hope to maintain our usual support during this time but, if there is a high number of enquiries, you could experience slight delays. Our phone lines are open from 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Where possible, please contact us by email at  in the first instance.

If you are concerned about a friend or relative who lives in an almshouse, please contact the clerk or trustees of that charity. Each almshouse charity is run independently and they will have their own processes and policies in place to contain the spread of the virus. If you need help identifying the charity, please contact us using the email address above.