The Association is a registered charity which oversees the upkeep of four cottages on Earl's Lane in the village of Deddington. It was established in the early 1970s following a generous donation from Cora Collin, a local resident. The association is described as: 'Limited under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965'. The accounts confirm that it 'compl[ies] with the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965 and the Friendly & Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1968'. On a more practical basis each member of the committee on joining pays £1 for a share.
The objective of the Association is 'to provide housing for aged and/or physically disabled persons in necessitous circumstances within the parish of Deddington upon terms appropriate to their needs'.
Three of the four cottages are suitable for a single occupant and the fourth for two occupants. Whenever they become available for rent an advertisement is placed in Deddington News and on notice boards in and around the parish.
The Association committee is made up of volunteers from the village; the committee strives to ensure the cottages are maintained to a high standard, while at the same time keeping the rents charged as low as possible.
For contact details see the DIRECTORY
Details of the activities of the Association are published two to three times a year in the Deddington News and the AGM takes place in February.