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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Secrets of Essex almshouses

Bestowing unique and charming, yet affordable housing to the elderly for 1,000 years, Denise Marshall takes a closer look at the historic...
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Residents of St Leonards Hospital Trust celebrate 820 years of charity!

Trustees and residents of the St Leonards Hospital Trust in Boston, Lincolnshire recently celebrated 820 years of charity! Established in...
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Friends of 40 years become new neighbours!

Spalding Town Husbands Almshouse Charity celebrated the opening of their new almshouses in Lincolnshire last week. Association CEO Nick Phillips...
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