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Insurance for Almshouses


If you are looking to arrange insurance for an Almshouse, or group of Almshouses, we have an expert team of advisers who specialise in helping you find the best cover at a competitive price.

With a history that stretches back to the late 10th century, Almshouses have been a crucial part of the UK for many generations and it is likely that they will remain important in years to come. Whilst providing a place of residence for the poor, old or distressed, they help to ensure the security of much of Britain's national heritage by safeguarding many historic listed buildings. 

Residents at almshouses usually pay a small amount to help maintain the building, but this is not classed as rent. Many charities aim to raise money to support almshouses in times when regular maintenance is needed or the building has fallen into disrepair. They also work to ensure all residents enjoy good health, an active fulfilling lifestyle and retain as much independence as possible.

Here at Alan & Thomas, we work closely with Almshouses to create insurance programmes tailored to their individual requirements and are on hand to give them support and advice at all times.

We understand the work of Almshouses, with their long standing commitment to providing accommodation for people in need or on lower incomes. As Almshouses focus on helping people to maintain their independence, forging a positive community spirit, and as they seek to create good relationships between residents and trustees, it is important to have an insurance broker who understands your ethos.

As well as the standard cover for buildings, contents and equipment, where we’ll ensure you have realistic and accurate values, we can also advise you on cover for business interruption should your Almshouse be forced to close due to fire or flood. We will also advise you on public and employer’s liability cover, and a wide variety of other covers to protect you.


Benefits of our insurance for Almshouses include:

  • Bespoke levels of Buildings and Contents cover
  • Underwritten by carefully selected panel of the UK's leading insurers
  • Dedicated insurance specialist to guide you through the process
  • Discounts available for 3 or 5 year long term agreements
  • Legal Expenses - covers solicitors' fees and expenses, cost of barristers and witnesses, court costs and opponents' costs if awarded against you
  • Payment of premium by monthly instalment available (subject to status)
  • Free access to online risk management service

What next?

For an informal discussion and a free quotation for your Almshouse insurance, please call us on 01202 754900 or complete the quote request form on this page and we will contact you.


About Alan & Thomas

Firmly established as one of the top 100 independent insurance brokers in the UK, we have been providing personalised insurance policies since 1975. Using a network of 37 independent brokers known as Brokerbility, our expert team can offer a local and personal service across the whole of the UK.

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Having been awarded the highly regarded title of "Chartered Insurance Broker" by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) back in 2007, we are currently the only independent broker in Dorset to have achieved this status.

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Why Choose Alan & Thomas?

  • Top 100 UK independent broker* with Chartered Insurance Broker status
  • Free no obligation review and quotation
  • Talk to a dedicated insurance expert to guide you through the process
  • Bespoke levels of cover tailored to your individual requirements
  • Competitive premiums underwritten by the UK's leading insurers
  • Dedicated in-house claims team who will deal with any claim on your behalf
  • Payment of premium by monthly instalment available (subject to status)
  • Free access to online risk management services
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