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Where to begin

Looking for housing or care can be a complicated process. Here are our guides to help you on your journey.

What type of care do I need?

The first step is to get a care needs assessment from your local council.

Our housing options explained

Explore Abbeyfield's housing options and find out the difference between each.

How will I finance my move?

In our guide we’ll take you through paying for care, step by step.

What makes
Abbeyfield special?

Meet some of our incredible residents

Hear about the fascinating lives our residents have had before and after moving in with Abbeyfield.

We have heritage at our heart

Small, homely and friendly houses that have established great links within their community, making time for our residents, and enhancing their lives by bringing everyone together are at the core of what we stand for.


1955

Miss Saunders and Mr Halnan, our first residents, move into Richard Carr-Gomm’s house which would later become The Abbeyfield Society.

1956

The Abbeyfield Society is established as a charity.

1963

The Abbeyfield Society reaches 100 homes across the UK with 50 more in progress.

1979

Prince Charles becomes Patron of The Abbeyfield Society.

2019

The Abbeyfield Society has over 400 houses in seven countries providing support and community to 7,500 residents.

The latest from our blog


Helping residents with dementia through the power of music
30/09/2019

The Abbeyfield and Wesley Society is the latest Abbeyfield scheme to join forces with Playlist for Life, a fantastic initiative that helps residents who are living with dementia...

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