Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about living with Abbeyfield, your housing options and more.

Questions about Moving

  • Can I bring my pet with me?

    Many houses do allow pets; this will vary from home to home, so it is best to ask the home that you are interested in.

  • Can I have a trial stay before moving in?

    Moving into a retirement home is a big decision and has to be right for you. Many of our homes offer the opportunity a trial stay period. This can be arranged with the house manager when you visit to look round. Many residents who have a trial stay often love it so much they make their decision to stay in the first few days but, of course, there is no pressure to stay after your trial has ended if you don’t think the house is right for you.

  • How will I know if living at Abbeyfield is right for me?

    We have been providing housing options for older people for over 60 years. Abbeyfield is a charity, and as a not for profit organisation, we reinvest in our houses, staff and volunteers to make sure you are comfortable, safe and happy. You can read more about how Abbeyfield was founded and our heritage here.

  • How do I apply?

    Once you've found a home you'd like to move into, you can get in touch directly with the house.

    1. Find the right home on our website.
    2. Contact the house by email or phone to arrange a visit
    3. Complete our application form. If you need any assistance, our house managers will be there to help.

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