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.

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The almshouse movement’s next philanthropists?

"Building a new generation of almshouses could restore the Churchā€™s sense of social mission ā€“ in partnership with industry!" The...
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Construction work begins on new almshouses in Gosport

A groundbreaking ceremony in Gosport has marked the start of construction on a new Thorngate Churcher Trust development of homes...
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Behind the blue doors..

To mark the 200th anniversary of Trinity Homes Almshouse in Brixton, photographer Jim Grover stepped inside to meet some of...
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