Almshouses provide purpose-built dwellings at the centre of local communities. They are specially adapted for the comfort and welfare of elderly residents. Almshouse residents are able to remain in a village or locality of their choice, within easy reach of their relatives and friends
The Almshouse Association assists trustees of almshouse charities in finding sources of finance for major repairs, modernisation schemes and in some cases for new buildings. The Association also acts as representative of its member charities in lobbying and negotiating with Government departments and agencies, the Housing Corporation and the Charity Commission. Our influence continues to grow but so does the demand for funds and resources.