About Abbeyfield

We believe in the power of home

Established in 1956, The Abbeyfield Society is a charity that provides housing, residential care and support to older people across the UK and internationally.

Our range of different housing options help bring people together and foster a sense of security, warmth and belonging, allowing our residents to thrive in the company of others while retaining their independence.

This foundation of companionship was one of the motivations for setting up Abbeyfield nearly 70 years ago and remains at the core of what we stand for today.

Find out more about our heritage.

The importance of community

Community is at the heart of Abbeyfield and all of our homes are closely linked to their local neighbourhoods. Many Abbeyfield properties hold regular events that are open to visitors and arrange day trips to ensure residents can access all that their local area has to offer. We also welcome groups and volunteers from the local community to provide activities and the opportunity for residents develop their skills and interests or keep fit and active.

Our people

It’s the people who truly make Abbeyfield special - our staff, our volunteers, the Board, our ambassadors - all put residents at the heart of everything they do.

Volunteering is a crucial part of our heritage and Abbeyfield relies on hundreds of volunteers who generously give their time to support the work we do, whether that’s in our houses and homes, behind the scenes or the Trustees who run some of our independent Member Societies

Find out more about volunteering with Abbeyfield

Find out more about Abbeyfield

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Who we are

Abbeyfield's well-earned reputation for providing excellent care services and facilities is mainly thanks to the exceptional people - management, staff and volunteers - who have joined our cause.

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How Abbeyfield is Structured

Abbeyfield is a membership organisation, with The Abbeyfield Society being its largest society and the one managing the direction of the charity.

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Our financial and annual reports

We're committed to transparency, clarity, financial responsibility and are open to feedback at any time.

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International Member Societies

Abbeyfield's International promotes the Abbeyfield concept globally using its network of member national societies and, through them, an extended network of local societies. Currently we have member societies in Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and Jersey.

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Abbeyfield sponsors APPG inquiry

Abbeyfield is proud to be sponsoring a new inquiry into the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing, launched on 20th June 2023 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People.

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about retirement living and housing options for older people.

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Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland

Originally founded in 2011, Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland (ASiS) is a single society which provides some central support and coordination for the movement in Scotland.

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Food is at the heart of Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield takes great pride in the food that we offer in our houses, from baking competitions, sunday roasts to gingerbread houses, it is always at the heart of what we do and the perfect way to bring people together.