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.
The Abbeyfield Society has once again achieved 'one to watch' status from Best Companies, recognising us as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022. Through Best Companies' b-Heard survey, which measures staff engagement, Abbeyfield surpassed its score from 2021.
The last two years have truly highlighted the detrimental effects that isolation and loneliness can have on older people. Figures from Age UK show that 1.4 million people in the UK, aged 55 or older, experience loneliness, with almost 500,000 going five or six days without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. This year’s theme is 'Nature'. In this blog, we’ve collated five ways you can get involved this MHAW.
Residents of Abbeyfield took on a range of challenges to ‘Get to 100’ as part of the Captain Tom 100 campaign last weekend (30th April – 3rd May 2021).
Residents of Speedwell Court, a dementia-friendly residential care home in Southampton, have had their spirits lifted by the recent donation of a Facebook Portal Mini.
Ian Plaistowe, Chairman of The Abbeyfield Society, has been recognised with an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for his services to elderly care and education.
We have been nominated! The Firs Nursing Home in Nottingham has been shortlisted for four awards in the Great British Care Awards, with The Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society also nominated.
Abbeyfield has complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and is COVID-secure. Please click to find out more about our response to the pandemic.
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