Call us Today

01202 911511

Want to know how WH Saunders and Frank Wareham Charity can help you?

providing for those in need

What is an Almshouse?

Almshouse charities are regulated by the Charity Commission and governed by locally recruited trustees. An almshouse (usually a house or flat), which belongs to the charity, is provided exclusively to meet the charity’s purposes and is occupied under a license by a beneficiary. The beneficiary (resident) pay a weekly maintenance contribution, which is similar to rent but different in law, and less than a commercial rate.

Almshouse charities/trusts were typically founded by benefactors to provide for those in need and for the relief of financial hardship and often to cater for a defined beneficiary group.