Who can apply for an Almshouse accommodation?

December 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Almshouse Blog

Almshouses are charitable organisations, some of which are also registered social landlords, and mainly specialise in providing affordable housing for the elderly and in age of retirement. Typically Almshouses accommodate the elderly and those in need in their communities. They were originally allocated as places of residence for the poor and elderly, and some almshouse charities now provide affordable, cheap and free accommodation for groups such as ex-armed forces personnel and those with limited financial means. They specifically set out to help those who are vulnerable and in need of help and care. Today, generally anyone over 65 can apply, provided they don’t own a home and have an ‘affiliation’ in the area in which they live.