The Abbeyfield Fareham Society is a charity that provides 'home from home' accommodation for active older people on a non-profit basis.
The Abbeyfield Fareham Society is a charity that provides 'home from home' accommodation for active older people on a non-profit basis. Our society was founded in 1963 and has been successfully providing comfortable homes for residents since then.
In 2008 we built a modern annex to provide additional flatlets so one house now accommodates seven residents and the other eight.
Our houses are in one common grounds – an attractive garden at the rear and a large courtyard parking area at the front. We run the houses as two – with a housekeeper, dining room and lounge in each to provide a smaller more friendly environment.
In 2013 we constructed a large sun lounge joining the two houses and providing a new common room for all residents. This will be used for a range of activities as well as being a lovely conservatory style sitting area.
The welfare and needs of the buildings and residents are looked after by three groups of people:
- Executive Committee of Trustees: This group of volunteers have overall responsibility for the management of the Society and its assets, and for the welfare of the residents.
- House staff: A team of employed staff look after the day to day running of the houses and the needs of the residents. This team includes a live-in Housekeeper in each house, an Administrator, Deputy/Relief, Housekeepers (when required), Cleaners and Gardeners.
- House Committee: This second group of volunteers work to provide additional creature comforts, entertainment and outings for the residents.
Name: Fareham Society
Address: 24 East Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0BY
Phone number: 01329 235103
Charity Number: 232531
No. 24 has six studio apartments and two double apartments with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Rooms are provided unfurnished allowing residents to bring their favourite possessions when they move in.
Completing our home is a sun-lounge which residents of both houses are welcome to enjoy at their leisure. This is a large room, overlooking our well tended gardens and potting shed.
No. 26 has eight studio apartments, each with kitchenette and bathroom facilities. Rooms are provided unfurnished allowing residents to bring their favourite possessions when they move in.
Our homes are located just outside of Fareham’s town centre enabling residents to walk to the bustling market town. Buses to Portsmouth regularly pass the house for those wanting to explore the bright lights of the city and the seafront.