About the property

Located in the heart of Fulwood Village, just moments from the local shops, Abbeyfield House offers a unique living option for older people in a friendly and safe environment. Our aim is to provide a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, where residents are encouraged to remain independent, yet have the assistance of our professional staff if needed.

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The house has six beautifully appointed rooms, each with en suite and kitchenette facilities. The rooms are mostly unfurnished, allowing residents to make themselves at home by bringing their own furniture and belongings. With a delicious menu including three, freshly prepared fully inclusive meals a day, at Abbeyfield House we take care of the cooking. Why not have a look what's on the menu. For those who like to be social, there are also a range of activities and clubs to get involved in. 

"There is a friendly atmosphere at the house and I am very happy here."

- Kathleen, aged 95, Abbeyfield House resident  

Abbeyfield House caters for older people who are still reasonably fit and active but no longer feel happy about coping alone at home, making it a wonderful lifestyle option for those looking for extra help with things like meals and laundry. Due to our relatively small size, we offer a very personalised service in a home from home environment, where all of our residents are cared for and loved.

The wellbeing and safety of residents is taken care of by our House Manager, who is on duty during the day. At night, all rooms are linked to Sheffield's excellent City Wide Care Alarm network.

This house is managed by Abbeyfield Christchurch.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Contact the house

01142 301786

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Meet our staff

We are very lucky to have a team of fantastic staff and volunteers. Through their efforts we can offer a great support service for our residents.

The majority of our staff and volunteers have been with us for many years and have considerable experience. They show significant dedication to making the residents time in our house enjoyable.

Gill Halliwell, House Manager

gil halliwell house manager at abbeyfield house supported housing for older people in sheffield

Gill became our House Manager in October 2017 after working as one of our house keepers since 2008. 

She has a very caring nature and has an established relationship with our staff and residents alike. The residents know and trust her to look after their best interests and individual needs. Alongside the other staff she has continued to produce wonderful home cooked food whilst carrying out her other duties and welcoming visitors. Gill considers Abbeyfield House to be her 'second home' and describes herself as 'passionate about working with the elderly'.

Outside of her role she enjoys holidaying with her husband, Mike, in their caravan, and walking the dog. Gill also enjoys keeping fit by dancing.

“It is a privilege to work with such a great staff team and a joy to be supporting our residents. I cannot think of a better place to work.”

Sheila Stokes, Deputy House Manager

sheila stokes deputy house manager at the abbeyfield house in sheffield

Sheila has a long history working for Abbeyfield House as she started as a house keeper back in 1981. She originally helped in a voluntary capacity as her mother first worked at the house when it opened in November 1978. She is therefore a very experienced and valued member of the team and has been a huge support to Gill and our other staff.

Sheila has consistently assisted with the overall running of the house including book keeping, shopping, cooking and caring for the individual needs of our residents. She has strong links with the local community and 'friends' of Abbeyfield House. In her own time, she spends lots of time with her 3 grandchildren, enjoys going to the cinema with friends and regularly attends a Pilates class.

'Abbeyfield House has always been and still is a huge part of my life. I've never viewed it as working but just as being with my 'other' family.'

Lesley Colley, House Keeper

image of Lesley Colley, our house keeper at abbeyfield sheltered housing sheffieldLesley, who loves holidaying in Torquay and on the West Coast of Spain, has worked at Abbeyfield for the last two years. One of the best parts about her job is the thanks she gets back from the residents and the family atmosphere at Abbeyfield House.

‘It’s great to come to work and I’ve got great people to work with. I find the feedback, thanks and gratitude the most rewarding part of my job.

The caring and responsibility we have for the residents all mixes together with the help of the committee and the other members of the staff, to create a family atmosphere. 

Our residents feel secure and can come to us with any of their concerns or problems and we all work together to sort it out.’

Our Residents  

Find out how much the house means to our lovely residents by hearing directly from them! 

Kathleen, aged 95

Kathleen has lived at Abbeyfield House for nearly 5 years. She feels very much at home as she has lived in the surrounding local area all her life and even remembers the house when it was a private residence many years ago.

‘I have an excellent relationship with the staff at Abbeyfield House. They are all very kind and good to me and I couldn't find fault with any of them. There is a friendly atmosphere at the house and I am very happy here. All our meals are good home cooked food and I feel fortunate to be here.’

Mike, aged 73

Mike describes himself as the 'new lad on the block' as he moved into Abbeyfield House 11 months ago. He had previously lived in Suffolk but has moved to be close to his daughter and 4 grandchildren who he is able to see regularly. He even helps with the school run and attends the local toddler group.

‘Abbeyfield house is an nice, cosy, Christian home. I enjoy eating in a group and all of our meals are home cooked and tasty. The staff are all very friendly, work as a team and it is clear that they are all friends and get on well. I enjoy walking in the surrounding countryside and it is helpful having a bus stop directly outside the house so I can use my bus pass. Living at Abbeyfield House is a relief to me as it takes away all the responsibility of owning my own property and gives me more time to enjoy life and spend time with my family.’

Marjorie, aged 88

Marjorie has been living in Abbeyfield House for 3 months. She previously lived in Derbyshire and has a daughter who lives locally and is able to visit her regularly.

‘When I first arrived I felt I had found a real home. The staff are friendly and requests are dealt with efficiently and the laundry service is excellent. The food is varied and very well cooked and presented. Well done Abbeyfield!’

Rosemary, aged 81

Rosemary moved into Abbeyfield House 3 months ago. She is a former Trustee of the house so is very familiar with the staff and daily running of the house. She feels like it is 'home from home'.

‘I have a lovely large room at the top of the house with beautiful views over Sheffield’s Mayfield Valley. There is a happy atmosphere at Abbeyfield House and the staff are all very helpful. Everything is done for you and all the meals are home cooked. For me, living here takes away the pressure of running your own house and leaves me time to pursue my other interests. I am involved in the local church and on the Chaplain's team at St Luke's hospice. I enjoy attending local social groups with some of the other residents.’

Activities

enjoy new activities and a soical lifestyle in the heart of FulwoodStaying social is easy at Abbeyfield House as you’re instantly connected with a group of new friends, whether its enjoying a glass of wine on our lovely sun terrace or playing a game of cards, you won’t be short of company.

What’s more is we also put on a number of social activities throughout the year including garden parties, strawberry teas and day trips into Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. In the local area, there are a number of weekly activity clubs and luncheons, which can also be added into your weekly social calendar if you so wish.

 

Upcoming Events

Please contact us if you would like to be added to our list of contacts and we will invite you to our next open morning.

Phone: 0114 230 1786 Email: abbeyfield-christchurch@abbeyfield.com

Contact the house

01142 301786

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Address:

73 Brookhouse Hill
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 3TB
United Kingdom

Telephone:

01142 301786