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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Grand Opening of Appleby Blue almshouses

Hugh Graham, Senior Property Writer for The Times attends the opening of the Appleby Blue almshouses. "Not only am I...
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Search for lost portrait of Sir Thomas Dunk of Hawkhurst as almshouses celebrate 300 years

by Alan Smith for, 21 May 2024 The hunt is on for two lost portraits of a 17th century...
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Case Study: William Holmes Almshouses

Trustees tackle the damp impacting the lives of residents William Holmes Almshouses were provided with a £50,000 loan from The...
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