Abbeyfield House

Supported Housing



73 Brookhouse Hill
South Yorkshire
S10 3TB
United Kingdom

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01142 301786


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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.

All of our rooms are currently occupied. Please contact us to arrange a viewing or for further information, as we welcome enquiries and can add you to our waiting list.

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.

Our email address is

This house is managed by Abbeyfield Christchurch.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

What's on the menu

Delicious home cooked lunches and evening meals are served in a well appointed and tastefully decorated dining room, which overlooks the manicured gardens. We cook all meals with fresh ingredients, prepared in the kitchen on site and locally sourced where possible.

The three course lunch menu rotates every 3 weeks and is served as the main meal of the day. 

Dinner is served in the early evening and is normally a lighter meal and includes tasty meals such as jacket potatoes, egg and chips and homemade sandwiches.

We make provisions for breakfast and for light refreshments which tend to be served in the residents' own rooms.
Every resident is important to us, which is why each meal is tailored to suit the dietary requirements of every resident and served with a smile.

 "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."

- Mike, aged 73, Abbeyfield House resident

Join us for lunch

If you’re interested in Abbeyfield House and would like an opportunity to meet the other residents, sample our delicious home cooking and have a look around, why not join us for lunch? To make a booking, simply call us on 0114 230 1786.

Sample Menu 

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Activities at our home

Staying 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.

Recent Events

Fullwood Cubs Group Visit, December 2018abbeyfield house residents in sheffield enjoying a visit from the local cubs group

Our residents really enjoyed a Christmas visit from our local Cubs group in December last year. The Cubs came along with their Cub Leader and sang carols, told jokes and gave all the residents and staff at Abbeyfield House a Christmas Card. It was a lovely Christmas evening!

Christmas Party, December 2018

residents at Abbeyfield House in Sheffield enjoying their Christmas celebrationsWe always hold a Christmas party for our residents and staff and this year we had a special visit from Father Christmas, his elf and a reindeer! Father Christmas gave out cards and presents and told some festive jokes following a lovely Christmas meal. We also had the pleasure of listening to some beautiful carols played on the guitar by a friend of the house and sung by his daughter.

The reindeer was kindly loaned to us by Stone the Crows at Barkers Pool in the City Centre and really added some fun to the evening. The whole evening was a great start to the festive period.

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:

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.’

Celia, House Keeper Abbeyfield Sheffield

Celia Himsworth, House Keeper

Celia has worked part time as a house keeper for the last 10 years and is a big part of the house ‘family’. She assists with with cleaning and washing and ensures all residents have what they need and are well cared for. Visitors often comment on how clean and well look after our house is.

Celia feels grateful to work in such a ‘lovely and homely’ environment. In her time away from work she is busy with her five grandchildren and has an interest in antiques.

Helen, House Keeper Abbeyfield Sheffield

Helen Morris, House Keeper

Helen joined our team in September 2017 and is Celia’s job share partner. She was previously a Teaching Assistant but is really enjoying her new role working with older people. Helen has quickly become an important part of the team and built up good relationships with our residents. She sees all of our staff and residents as ‘another family’ and is happy to assist the residents with anything they need on a daily basis.

When she isn’t working Helen enjoys gardening, reading and walking and is also a volunteer for our local hospice as part of the Chaplincy Team.

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.’

Our Abbeyfield - A poem

This poem was written by one of our lovely residents.

Gill is so gentle and giggles a lot,
There is always nice food on the stove in a pot
Sheila is smiling and is a great tease
She always manages to put us at ease.

Lesley is chirpy great biscuits she bakes
And sometimes arrives with Roses tea cakes
As the door opens with a hymn and a hum,
We know it is Celia who has just come

When it is raining we are glad to be in
As Helen arrives with her bun and a grin
We are so lucky to be living here
In a nice Christian home full of good cheer

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01142 301786

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