About Abbeyfield

For over 60 years, everyone is welcome at Abbeyfield. Wherever you find us, you’ll find we’re warm, open and friendly. Community is at the heart of Abbeyfield, where people come together to share meals, company, and enjoy life. Abbeyfield is more than a home, it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family.

Abbeyfield the charity

Abbeyfield is a charity for older people providing housing across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for older people through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment to maintain a socially active life.

Living life to the full

Our homes are closely linked to their community to enhance not only the lives of our residents, but older people living locally. From trips to the seaside to festivities throughout Christmas, Abbeyfield's connection to the local community provides events that all older people can enjoy.

What makes Abbeyfield different?

You’ve heard about the older people we support and what we stand for. It’s the people - the staff, the Board, the ambassadors and our Patron that makes Abbeyfield special. They truly care about providing a great quality of life for older people and strive each day to achieve this.

We have heritage at our heart.

Find out more about Abbeyfield

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Who we are

Abbeyfield's well-earned reputation for providing excellent care services and facilities is mainly thanks to the exceptional people - management, staff and volunteers - who have joined our cause.

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How Abbeyfield is Structured

Abbeyfield is a membership organisation, with The Abbeyfield Society being its largest society and the one managing the direction of the charity.

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Our financial and annual reports

We're committed to transparency, clarity, financial responsibility and are open to feedback at any time.

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International Member Societies

Abbeyfield's International promotes the Abbeyfield concept globally using its network of member national societies and, through them, an extended network of local societies. Currently we have member societies in Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and Jersey.

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Abbeyfield sponsors APPG inquiry

Abbeyfield is proud to be sponsoring a new inquiry into the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing, launched on 20th June 2023 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People.

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about retirement living and housing options for older people.

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Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland

Originally founded in 2011, Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland (ASiS) is a single society which provides some central support and coordination for the movement in Scotland.

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Food is at the heart of Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield takes great pride in the food that we offer in our houses, from baking competitions, sunday roasts to gingerbread houses, it is always at the heart of what we do and the perfect way to bring people together.