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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Case Study: Edward Mayes Trust, Manchester

In October 2021 The Almshouse Association provided The Edward Mayes Trust in Manchester with a £25,000 loan towards the cost...
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Case Study: Burkitt Homes, King’s Lynn

The Board of Trustees of Burkitt Homes Almshouses in King’s Lynn have just finished their latest significant project of ongoing...
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Case Study: Jarvis Eleemosynary Almshouses

The 12 almshouses at Staunton On Wye, Herefordshire, were built in 1858/9, with money left by George Jarvis (1704-1793). George...
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