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Dorking Almshouses About Us

The Almshouses are managed by Dorking Charity which is registered with the Charity Commission (No: 207251) and the Regulator of Social Housing. Ten Trustees manage the Charity and a part-time Clerk provides them with administrative support. On-site, a Warden gives help and support for the 21 residents.

Situated on the historic Cotmandene, close to Dorking High Street, the Almshouses provide a year-round safe and comfortable haven for the elderly Residents while allowing them to retain their independent living.

The Trustees place importance on the community aspect of Almshouse living that encourages mutual cooperation among residents.   
The Trustees host Summer and Christmas parties for the Residents and share a Christmas meal ​with the Residents at a local restaurant so that all Residents have a chance to meet the Trustees.