Celebrating a quarter of a century at Friars Mead

Resident and staff at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, managed by the Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society, have celebrated a special milestone for their Housekeeper, Liz Swindles, who has just passed a quarter of a century working there.

Liz is one of six staff who have served at Friars Mead for over 20 years, and one of the things the 27-bed home is consistently praised for is that the residents can always recognise a friendly face.

Liz has Friars Mead to thank for more than one important aspect of her life. Having started part-time when her son started school, it has turned into an unexpected long-term role.

Liz said, “I meet my husband here when he was working as a handyman at Friars Mead. He doesn’t work here anymore, but we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this November.

"Friars Mead will always mean a little more to me that just a place where I work. I can’t say that I will be here in another 25 years, unless it is as a resident – then I can then tell all my stories to the next housekeeper!“

The home’s residents and her colleagues bought Liz some flowers and a gift to celebrate. 


I didn’t think I would be working here 25 years later! I have meet so many interesting people over the years and heard many stories from both residents and staff.  Liz

Care to join us? Friars Mead are hiring now! 

Friars Mead are now looking for new members of staff to fill full-time and part-time housekeeping vacancies, as well as carers, kitchen and maintenance roles. If you would like to join a friendly, dedicated and professional team in a rewarding job, contact the home by email, or call 01923 270 304.


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