Finding an almshouse charity

There are a number of different ways someone can find out if there is an almshouse charity in their area, if the charity has a vacancy or if the potential resident ‘qualifies’ to be able to reside there. For example;

  • Many almshouse charities publish their vacancies here on The Almshouse Association website.
  • Upon receiving an enquiry about accommodation by phone, letter or email the Association will be able to send you a list of those almshouse charities situated in the area you live or wish to live, though for data protection reasons we are not able to provide contact details of the charities concerned.  Please note it is then necessary for you to contact the charities direct to enquire whether they have a vacancy and whether you qualify as a beneficiary.
  • If you know that there is an almshouse charity in your area you can check out their website or follow them on social media. If they do not use the web to advertise, try local advertising outlets ( local newspaper, council noticeboards, cafes, library, church etc.), where a charity may place an advert.

Note that each almshouse charity has its own objects which define the beneficiary group that trustees are permitted to appoint as residents.  To find out more about who qualifies to live in an almshouse, please click here.