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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Our 75th anniversary garden party!

On 8th September 2021, The Almshouse Association joined with our members, who have been holding parties all over the UK...
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Saffron Waldon Almshouses welcome 550 people to party!

Donna Sharp, Communications Volunteer at King Edward VI & The Revd Joseph Prime Almshouse Charity tells us all about the...
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Photo competition winners announced!

Back in June we asked our members to take part in a photo competition to coincide with our 75th anniversary. We...
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