Abbeyfield House

Supported Housing



NR34 9BE
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01502 716735


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We are situated in the market town of Beccles which lies on the River Waveney on the edge of the beautiful Broads. Our house is about a five minute's walk from the Quay which hosts a carnival every year. There is a nice area to sit or walk and a small café which provides teas, coffees, snacks and delicious whippy ice-cream. You can also go on a boat trip if you want.

Abbeyfield House was purpose build in 1987 and is home to 11 residents. Our residents have the privacy of their own accommodation, combined with the companionship of others and the security and support of the house staff. The aim of the house is “To enhance the quality of life for older people” which is the Abbeyfield Mission.

Residents enjoy being able to sit in our small conservatory and look out on to the pretty garden and watch the array of birds that come to the feeders.

Charges are fully inclusive of two meals a day, utility bills and council tax. Most rooms come with a new fitted kitchen area. All are unfurnished so that you can bring your own furniture and make it a real home from home. All resident have the benefit of a neck alarm and there is an alarm call system fitted in their rooms for emergencies.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Health and wellbeing facilities

  • Laundry facilities

  • Wheelchair accessibility

Life at the house

ScrabbleAt Ravensmere we try to provide a home from home ambiance and we try to encourage residents to get together for morning coffee and take part in organised activities and outings, suitable for older people,  throughout the year.

We have regular contact with the local school who like to come in and sing or recite verse to the residents. We also try to arrange in house activities such as arts and crafts or maybe a game of scrabble. The local library visits the house every few weeks and brings books that are of interest to the residents.

Watching newly released DVDs is a must, enjoyed with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit some afternoons. On Monday afternoons residents can join in with the chair based exercises whilst having fun at the same time.

Activities for residents include:

• coffee mornings
• scrabble
• afternoon tea
• watching DVDs
• arts and crafts
• gentle chair based exercise classes
• entertainment from the local school

Dining areaThe Staff enjoy preparing meals for the residents and try to serve a nutritious, well balanced menu. Making it look as attractive as possible.

The house can cater for diabetics, celiac and residents with allergies and understand  residents likes and dislikes offering an alternative menu.

Meals include good home cooked food such as shepherds pie, steak and kidney pudding and fish and chips. More adventurous residents can enjoy an Indian curry or Chinese sweet and sour.

Residents are regularly consulted with the menu and on birthdays they get to choose their favourite meal.

Food is sourced locally and small shops are supported by Abbeyfield.

Fresh fish is on the menu most weeks and this comes from the picturesque town of Southwold home of Adnams Ales which is only a 45 minutes drive away.

Tea time meals include cheese on toast, cheese and biscuits, scrambled eggs and freshly made sandwiches.

Contact the house

01502 716735

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