Supported Housing

Chalfont St. Peter


56 School Lane
Chalfont St. Peter
United Kingdom

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01753 887267


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Austenmead is a lovely large detached home with extensive gardens, built in 1900 and renovated in 1994. It has 11 rooms offering supported accommodation for older people who are fairly fit and independent.

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All rooms are decorated when a new resident arrives, and are unfurnished so that they can bring their own furniture for a home from home ambiance. Rooms for couples are available as well as single rooms.

There is a spacious and comfortable sitting room and a separate dining room, so mealtimes become a social occasion and there is always somewhere to sit and have some company. The landscaped and professionally maintained garden is delightful and secluded and enjoyed by residents, especially in the summer – a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the fresh air or watch the world go by.

There is a passenger lift to the first floor and ample parking space is available. Central heating is installed, together with a TV aerial and telephone points. Each room has an emergency alarm system connected to the house manager's flat, and residents have a personal alarm to carry with them about the house and garden. Each resident has a key to their own room and the front door of the house, and there is an entry phone system so they can admit their guests.

Elderly Accommodation Council Bronze Award Winner (South-East Region) 2019.

Austenmead is managed by Abbeyfield Chalfonts

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Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

Arts and craftsThe committee provides entertainment on a regular basis, especially suitable for older people, so there's always something to keep you occupied or to look forward to. Our house is closely situated to the many shops, cafes and leisure facilities in both Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St. Peter, with a frequent bus service available to take you there or further beyond.

Regular activities include:

• Gentle keep-fit sessions
• Coffee mornings
• Afternoon tea
• Arts and crafts
• A hairdresser and manicurist visit on a weekly basis (fee not included)
• Games afternoons/evenings including Rummikub/Scrabble/Bingo
• Film evenings

Ad hoc events include:

• Live musical evenings by local entertainers
• Mini-bus trips to places of interest
• Theatre trips
• An annual Strawberry Tea in the summer attended by residents, their families, staff and trustees all delightfully accompanied by a local brass band.
• Pub lunches
• Birthday parties
• Christmas party

Dining areaWe provide a varied diet of delicious, high-quality, home-cooked food prepared daily, on-site by our professional staff using local, fresh ingredients. All dietary needs can be catered for.

Two main cooked meals are served each day in the residents dining room – lunch at 12.30 pm and high tea at 6.00 pm – making mealtimes an enjoyable social occasion. Residents may invite an occasional guest for lunch for a small charge.

Residents prepare their own breakfasts, which means they can get up in the morning at whatever time they wish and have breakfast in their own rooms – a nice gentle start to the day. There are communal kitchens on each floor which are stocked with a regular supply of provisions so that residents can help themselves from the pantry.

Sample menu

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01753 887267

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