Abbeyfield South Africa

Affordable and secure housing for older people within their communities

Abbeyfield South Africa

Every independent older person in South Africa deserves the comfort affordable and secure housing within their own community. 

Abbeyfield South Africa (ASA) was registered as a non-profit organisation in 1985 which led to the opening of the first SA Abbeyfield home (in Cape Town) in February 1987.

By 1991 there were 8 societies affiliated to ASA, with more on the way.

To date we have 20 wonderful family-style homes that house between 6-10 residents each. Our homes combine independence with support, companionship and security at a price people can afford. 

Abbeyfield South Africa’s success lies in its volunteers who establish and care for the homes and their residents. Each Abbeyfield house is owned by the local Abbeyfield Society and made up entirely of volunteers living in its vicinity.

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Learn more about Abbeyfield International Societies

Abbeyfield Belgium

Founded in 1995 to support independent older people in Belgium live a continued sociable and convivial life.

Abbeyfield Jersey

Abbeyfield Jersey have been a charitable housing organisation in Jersey for more than 25 years. We believe older people deserve time and respect.

Abbeyfield New Zealand

Abbeyfield New Zealand was founded in 1992 by Wakefield GP Dr Ted Bassett, who had encountered Abbeyfield on a visit to the UK to explore retirement accommodation models.

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