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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
Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall's brand new, purpose-built, 9 bed dementia friendly extension will be opening soon. Find out what facilities are available, see photos of the rooms and more.

27/08/2020
Thank you for all of your generous donations

Thank you for all of your generous donations

How lucky are we?! Being so well supported from a wide range of companies and businesses during these difficult times we have been faced with recently. The generosity shown to Abbeyfield has been overwhelming and has led to many new and fun activities for the residents.

05/08/2020
Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with residential development firm Taylor Wimpey. Employees will be volunteering their time in Abbeyfield homes during the difficult times we are in and in future.

03/07/2020
Donaldson Lodge create a lasting dedication

Donaldson Lodge create a lasting dedication

The residents, staff and volunteers of Donaldson Lodge supported housing facility in Potters Bar, have created a permanent feature in their grounds to show their appreciation for the tireless work of the NHS staff and frontline workers.

02/07/2020
A tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

A tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

We are truly saddened to hear the news that our ambassador Dame Vera Lynn has passed.

30/06/2020
Togetherness: Abbeyfield Week 2020

Togetherness: Abbeyfield Week 2020

This year, inspired by our theme of togetherness, our residents, staff, volunteers and supporters came together and celebrated what makes Abbeyfield special.

29/06/2020
Tamar House rated ‘Outstanding’ in caring by CQC

Tamar House rated ‘Outstanding’ in caring by CQC

After a unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Tamar House was rated ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ in caring.

30/04/2020
Thank you, Aled

Thank you, Aled

We want to share this lovely message from our ambassador, Aled Jones to all our Abbeyfield homes. We're wishing everyone well and hoping this message will bring a smile to your faces. Thank you, Aled!

23/04/2020
Staying at home | Our activity resources

Staying at home | Our activity resources

We've created some unique resources in order to help older people keep busy and engaged whilst staying at home.

30/03/2020

COVID19 Information

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