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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Providing a safe haven over the centuries

In the second of his features looking at Wiltshire's almshouses, Gary Lawrence visits the county's largest organisation and discovers it...
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Honywood and Douglas charity latest expansion project nears completion

In 1622 the Honywood Trust was created to provide homes for local people in Lenham and was united with the...
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New mixed age housing scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne

Sir Leonard Fenwick, trustee of the St Mary Magdalene & Holy Jesus Trust has laid the naming plaque to the...
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