Relatives & Residents Association

We support, inform and speak on behalf of older people in care


Become a Member

Membership of the R&RA is a great way to help us to do more to ensure that the voice of older people in care homes is heard.

Members are our eyes and ears, and are often closest to the people we want to help.

Relatives and friends who share their experiences with us help us to reflect the day-to-day realities of coping with the care system in the advice we give to others and the issues we investigate or pursue.

Remember, if you pay tax, the Gift Aid scheme can add 25% to every £ you give us, at no cost to you – please be sure to complete the declaration.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Reduced conference fees
  • Reduced prices on publications
  • The knowledge you are playing a vital part in a really good cause


Individual membership costs £24 per annum.

(Corporate membership costs £100 per annum: see separate page for more details.)

To join please print our membership form and then send it with your cheque to:

The Relatives & Residents Association
1 The Ivories
6-18 Northampton Street
London N1 2HY

Or if you prefer to pay electronically, you can scan and send the completed form by email to us at and use one of the payment methods below.


If you use internet banking it is now easy to make a direct payment using the “bill payment” facility on your bank’s secure website.  

Please write, ring or email us for the Association’s bank account number, sort code and payment reference details you need to enter (this needs to be done accurately for the payment to reach us so please be careful!)

Or by using a standing order, you can choose to give us an amount to be deducted from your bank account at whatever interval you choose.

To set up a standing order, please print this form and return it to our office:

The Relatives & Residents Association
1 The Ivories
6-18 Northampton Street
London N1 2HY


Membership fees can now be paid online via MyDonate by using the button below. Please fill in the message box with the word ‘Membership’ so we can link your payment with the details you send us.

Visit our charity page on MyDonate

Or you can subscribe at once online and pay by card here – press one of the buttons below for the secure link to enter your details. (We use the paypal system – it accepts all main cards.)

Single year membership £24 – please also email name and address details and gift aid declaration to so we can link to your payment

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Member Subscription £24 pa – renewable for greater convenience (involves paypal account)


020 7359 8136

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If you approve of what we do or have been helped by the R&RA please consider making a donation or becoming an R&RA member to help us continue this vital work. Thank you!

We have no endowments or guaranteed funding so rely on the loyalty of our members and the support of our generous donors to continue our work.

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