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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
Remembrance Day with Abbeyfield

Remembrance Day with Abbeyfield

Remembrance Day was a little different to previous years due to the current circumstances, but despite the changes, residents and staff celebrated in wonderful ways.

20/11/2020
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
Chichester House Manager awarded British Empire Medal

Chichester House Manager awarded British Empire Medal

Jackie Woollett, House Manager at Abbeyfield Chichester Society, single-handedly cared for residents during lockdown. As a result, she was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to care home residents.

23/10/2020
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 wing officially opens

Westall House dementia-friendly care wing officially opens

Westall House care home in Horsted Keynes has celebrated the opening of a new purpose-built extension to its premises, designed to support residents living with dementia.

09/10/2020
Westall in Space – an 'out of this word' experience

Westall in Space – an 'out of this word' experience

Residents experienced ‘Westall in Space’ this summer as the house was decorated in a space theme with a variety of space-related activities held.

06/10/2020
Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Alisha Cordy, Housing Officer at Abbeyfield, treated residents of Ivy House to an Amazon Echo after seeing how much they loved to listen to music together in the communal lounge.

05/10/2020
Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Residents of Speedwell Court take part in this year's Motitech Road Worlds for Seniors — a unique championship that allows older people and people with dementia to take part in a global sporting event from anywhere.

23/09/2020
Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

A partnership between Abbeyfield's Poplar Lodge and Somerset Care’s Inver House is ensuring older residents on the Isle of Wight have the opportunity to meet each other and build new friendships.

19/09/2020

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