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 from £100 per annum: see separate page for more details.)

Unfortunately, we are unable to receive membership forms through the post at present. Staff are working from home, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we are unable to process our post as normal.

If you would like to become a member, please call or email us and we will send you a membership form via email and details of how to join.


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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Membership only £24.00 GBP
M’ship with 6.00 donation £30.00 GBP
M’ship with 12.00 donation £36.00 GBP

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


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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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