Who We Help

The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping past and present members of the wider architectural profession, and their families, in times of need.

We help architects, architectural assistants, AT professionals (architectural technologists and technicians and landscape architects who have worked in the UK - and their families.

Our aim is to help them recover lost ground and to rebuild their lives. We do this by giving confidential advice, support and financial assistance.

We help people of all ages. In addition to the needs of elderly members of the architectural profession, there is often a need to help younger professionals who meet with redundancy, unemployment, sudden accidents or the onset of a disabling disease.

Today the Architects Benevolent Society spends more than £1 million each year helping over 500 people with grants, gifts, loans, advice and in many other ways.

Our welfare team visit almost all of the people that we support at least once every year. The help and comfort they give are often the most valuable support that the Architects Benevolent Society can give to those who are in real distress.

 

Michelle's Story

As the breadwinner in a single income family, the economic pressure of the last three to four years was extremely stressful for Michelle. Though she remained employed as a Chartered Landscape...

Theo's Story

Theo's architect father died not long after his seventeenth birthday after almost eighteen months in a coma following a massive stroke. The strain of spending every day at his hospital...

To read more stories about who we have helped and how we have helped them, please visit our stories section.

If you need help yourself or know someone who might benefit from our help then please visit our help section.

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