Abbeyfield recognised as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022

The Abbeyfield Society has once again achieved 'one to watch' status from Best Companies, recognising us as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022. Through Best Companies' b-Heard survey, which measures staff engagement, Abbeyfield surpassed its score from 2021.

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Celebrating 60 years of Freemasonry

Ted Longcroft, a resident at Westbourne House in Bournemouth, shares his story about being a Freemason for over 60 years, and the time and dedication he spent to become a Master.


Residents inspire refurbishment of Downing House salon

Residents at Downing House have contributed their thoughts on the design and naming of their on-site hair salon, which has recently been refurbished and reopened.


Abbeyfield House plans to save lives in Alnwick

Abbeyfield House manager, Heather Dixon, identified a need for a defibrillator at the east end of Alnwick and, as she could not find one, suggested to the Executive committee that who run the care home, that it would be good to have one in the local area. It was agreed and a project plan was put in place.


From bedtime stories to bestseller

A collection of animal stories first told 40 years ago turned into a fundraising book with global sales by Abbeyfield resident, Gerry, in Westbury.


A Window into Abbeyfield

During Christmas, Halcyon House, a residential care home in Formby, gave their windows a makeover to reflect the spirit of the festive season, with a touching story about a woman who recently lost her husband. The house’s windows were painted by Liam Brown.


Abbeyfield identified as one of the best social care companies to work for

The Abbeyfield Society has been ranked sixth in a list of the best UK social care companies to work for in 2023.


Speedwell Court residents strut their stuff for charity fashion show

Residents at Speedwell Court, a care home for older people in Southampton’s West End, took to the catwalk for a Fashion Fundraiser sponsored by Devernois.


International resident Grace's story

Grace has been a resident at the Abbeyfield Society of South Africa for five and a half years. We find out all about the incredible talents she has, her volunteering position at Uyinene Mrwetyana and why she loves living at Abbeyfield.


How is Christmas celebrated at Abbeyfield?

Christmas is a time where people come together to share the Christmas cheer over a glass of sherry and a mince pie or a full cooked roast with all the trimmings. We all have our own traditions when it comes to Christmas Day, so we thought it would be nice to share a few stories from some of our Abbeyfield homes about how they...

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