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News and stories from Abbeyfield. Discover the latest on age and ageing – from what's hitting the headlines, to stories from our homes and residents.

"It’s my second home – my second family."

Jemma has worked at Westall House for almost 20 years, staring as an Assistant and making her way up to Operations Manager. We spoke to Jemma about her Abbeyfield story and the exciting developments going on at the House.

11/09/2020
A day in the life of a Housing Officer at Christmas

A day in the life of a Housing Officer at Christmas

Meet Alisha Cordy, one of our dedicated Housing Officer's at sheltered housing facility, Ivy House in Wellington. Alisha tells us all about what it's like to work at Ivy House during Christmas.

02/12/2020
Chairman of Abbeyfield Ribble Valley Society Retires

Chairman of Abbeyfield Ribble Valley Society Retires

Dave Morris, who has been a part of Abbeyfield for over fifteen years, now heads into retirement after 7 years as Chairman for Abbeyfield Ribble Valley Society.

28/11/2020
Grace Muriel House celebrates it's diamond anniversary

Grace Muriel House celebrates it's diamond anniversary

The Abbeyfield St Albans Society recently celebrated 60 years of outstanding care with a delicious buffet and array of refreshments at their socially distanced cocktail party.

27/11/2020
Abbeyfield's finest nominated for the Great British Care Awards 2020

Abbeyfield's finest nominated for the Great British Care Awards 2020

We have been nominated! The Firs Nursing Home in Nottingham has been shortlisted for four awards in the Great British Care Awards, with The Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society also nominated.

18/11/2020
A tribute to Richard Carr-Gomm

A tribute to Richard Carr-Gomm

Neil Adam Mackay is a multidisciplinary artist and former friend of our founder, Richard Carr-Gomm. As a tribute to Richard and his vision, Neil painted an almost life-size portrait of Richard.

30/10/2020
Abbeyfield House in Radcliffe welcomes extra home comforts

Abbeyfield House in Radcliffe welcomes extra home comforts

Residents of Abbeyfield House, sheltered housing facility in Radcliffe can ‘revel’ in their extra home comforts after linking up with Revilo, an expanding development firm.

16/10/2020
Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall's brand new, purpose-built, 9 bed dementia friendly extension will be opening soon. Find out what facilities are available, see photos of the rooms and more.

27/08/2020
Thank you for all of your generous donations

Thank you for all of your generous donations

How lucky are we?! Being so well supported from a wide range of companies and businesses during these difficult times we have been faced with recently. The generosity shown to Abbeyfield has been overwhelming and has led to many new and fun activities for the residents.

05/08/2020
Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with residential development firm Taylor Wimpey. Employees will be volunteering their time in Abbeyfield homes during the difficult times we are in and in future.

03/07/2020

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