Supported Housing

Abbots Langley


11 Greenways
Abbots Langley
United Kingdom

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01923 263541


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"Home from Home"

Tucked away in a quiet residential cul-de-sac, our Abbeyfield house is situated in the heart of the Abbots Langley community. It was originally a large family home which was converted to an Abbeyfield supported house with the first residents arriving in 1975. It has since been lovingly extended and altered to the comfortable friendly home it is now.

We are a supported house for up to fourteen residents. We have two double rooms and ten single rooms available for residents who need a little extra help to maintain their daily lifestyle but want to remain independent. Each studio room has a kitchenette and en-suite shower room. Residents have the option of socialising with other residents in the communal living area or dining room. The house is roomy and spread over two floors, served by a lift as well as stairs.

We have a large pleasant lounge which opens on to a well-maintained and beautiful garden – a lovely area in which to sit out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The residents furnish their own rooms as they wish. They have their own front door and room keys. Friends and family are welcome at any time. All rooms are fitted with an intercom system, a house alarm, wiring for a telephone, smoke alarms and tv aerial sockets. There are two bathrooms, one on each floor with one for those with restricted mobility. There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is storage outside in the front drive for motorised scooters.

The house is supported with a strong group of willing and involved volunteers. We have a cook and overnight assistant staff every day and a housekeeper during the week, but everything else we do is on a volunteer basis, so it is very affordable.

Tannerswood is managed by the Abbeyfield Abbots Langley Society, a charity with all trustees based locally to the home.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Guest facilities

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

As well as our friendly and professional team of house managers, we are also served by a team of fantastic volunteers who really do make a difference to the lives of our residents. The volunteer team are instrumental in promoting active and independent living as well as providing a sympathetic ear for that very necessary supportive dialogue.

Informal social events and entertainments are organised in-house with consultation with the residents. Always something to look forward to and to keep residents occupied. Summer events are often held in the garden. Attendance at any of these is entirely optional.

Regular activities:

• Open coffee mornings every Tuesday available to residents, friends and volunteers and to those visit informally
• Entertainments on Thursdays. We offer a very varied programme including sing-alongs, quizzes, poetry readings, interesting talks by visiting speakers, arts and crafts, conversation and reminiscing to include but a few!
• Coffee and tea is served in the lounge on other weekdays for residents.

Annual events:

• Morning or afternoons trips to local attractions
• Summer Garden Party
• Canal Boat trips
• Christmas Party

Tannerswood is very well connected with the local Abbots Langley community since it opened its doors in 1975. From time to time residents receive visits for local groups who join them for activities e.g. handbell ringers, musical groups. However activities are not the choice of all and we respect those who prefer the quieter life. The choice is left to the individual. The noticeboard in the main hallway advertises the activities we offer monthly.

We know how important mealtimes are to our residents. So whilst recognising individual choice we try to make these occasions as sociable and enjoyable as possible.

We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer a daily choice of meals and cate for special dietary needs and preferences. Our main function is to ensure that our residents are healthy and nourished. Our cooks understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Each week a fresh menu is displayed on the dining room door. Each resident is also provided with a copy so that individual choices can be made known well in advance to the cook. Lunches and teas are served in the dining room. Residents’ friends and family members are encouraged to join in and pay a nominal charge for their meal.

Residents are able to have their breakfasts in their own rooms. They are provided with their choice of cereals, bread, milk, tea, coffee. Their kitchenettes have kettles and there is room for a small refrigerator.

Example menu

Sausage casserole with mashed potatoes, green beans and cauliflower
Lemon sponge pudding with custard

Beef casserole with duchesse potatoes, runner beans, carrots and swede
Pancakes with ice-cream

Pork in cider with mashed potatoes, spring greens and cauliflower
Fruit meringues

Roast chicken, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, brussel sprouts and carrots
Eve’s pudding and custard

Shepherd’s pie with cabbage, sweetcorn and runner beans
Lemon meringue pie

We offer a range of choices for tea which could include scrambled/fried/boiled eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and freshly baked homemade cakes. Special cakes are provided for birthday teas.

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01923 263541

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