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Abbeyfield is continuing to monitor national advice and guidance on a daily basis as the global outbreak develops.

Abbeyfield Coronavirus emergency appeal

Help us keep our residents, staff and services safe during these unprecedented times.

Recruiting now

We're currently recruiting both staff and volunteers. If you feel you suit any of the opportunities listed, please get in touch.

Work with us

We're recruiting now for roles across our 130 care homes and supported (sheltered) houses in England.

We're currently hiring both full and part time employees as well as more flexible bank positions, either on a permanent or fixed term basis - anything from 3 months up to a year.

We have a variety of opportunities for Care Assistants, Housekeepers and House Managers, General Assistants and Cooks. Whatever skills you may have, we’d like to hear from you.

Volunteer with us

We are seeking much-needed volunteers to support staff at our houses and homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whether you’re green-fingered, a natural-born performer, a dab hand at digital, or just like to make new friends, there is a variety of roles available to match a range of skills and preferences.

By providing crucial help at this challenging time, you can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of our staff and residents.

Your support is really appreciated, so please do get in touch if you are able to offer some of your time.

Where to begin in your search for a retirement home

Looking for housing or care can be a complicated process. Here are our guides to help you on your journey.

Housing options for older people

Explore Abbeyfield's housing options and find out the difference between each.

What is supported housing?

Also known as sheltered housing and assisted living, supported housing is perfect for those wanting to remain independent but live in a social, supportive house.

How will I finance my move?

Cost shouldn't be a barrier to your move into retirement living. We'll take you through paying for care, step by step.

What makes Abbeyfield special?

Meet some of our incredible residents

Hear about the fascinating lives our residents have had before and after moving in with Abbeyfield.

We have heritage at our heart

Small, homely and friendly houses that have established great links within their community, making time for our residents, and enhancing their lives by bringing everyone together are at the core of what we stand for.


Miss Saunders and Mr Hanlan, our first residents move into Richard Carr-Gomm's house which would later become The Abbeyfield Society.


The Abbeyfield Society is established as a charity.


The Abbeyfield Society reaches 100 homes across the UK with 50 more in progress.


Prince Charles becomes Patron of The Abbeyfield Society.


The Abbeyfield Society has over 400 houses in seven countries providing support and community to 7,500 residents.

The latest from our blog

News and stories from Abbeyfield. From what's hitting the headlines, to stories from our homes and residents.

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