Criteria For Appointment

Our residents need to meet the charity’s eligibility criteria which include:

  • Evidence of housing need
  • Evidence of financial need


  • A strong local connection with Dorchester or Dorset
  • Ability to live independently
  • Ability to integrate into a balanced community living.

If you would like to be considered for one of our almshouses, please complete the Registration Form or contact us if you would like more information or to be considered for one of our almshouses. The Clerk’s Office is open Tuesday to Thursday.  We would love to meet you and chat about the opportunity.