The Gables

Supported Housing



St Albans Road
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01254 701250


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The Gables is a converted villa located just a short bus ride from the centre of Darwen. It provides supported housing for nine older people in single en suite flats.

We have a delightful communal lounge so there is always somewhere to enjoy the company of others. There is also an attractive well-maintained garden so that you can sit out and take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Our team are dedicated to providing a nurturing home from home environment for our residents.  We invest in the continued professional development of our staff to ensure the highest standards of support and service.

Abbeyfield is dedicated to providing accommodation to all over 55s who may be isolated or require support to maintain independent living and our charges are designed to be affordable to all.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Guest facilities

  • Laundry facilities

  • Stairlift

Life at the house

Arts and craftsWe are very much part of local life with regular support from community groups and volunteers. Residents are supported to remain both physically and mentally active, and enjoy a varied social calendar of organised activities throughout the year.

The opportunity to share a daily lunch and evening meals, as well as other social activities, means no one needs to feel alone or isolated.

We organise a number of social activities and events, especially suitable for older people, so there's always something to keep you occupied or to look forward to.

The Gables’ residents form a happy community of their own but are always mindful of the needs of others, both locally and farther afield. Last year Operation Christmas Child seemed a natural, useful and positive thing to do and our community enjoyed putting the gifts together to send to children abroad. For over ten years they have supported a technical college in Rwanda.

For the last two years the pressing local need of hungry families was the choice of the thoughtful residents. A wide range of provisions have been gathered and conveyed to the food bank off Olive Lane, Darwen, by volunteer Guido Bellusci. At Easter 2015 there was an Easter egg and gift collection prepared for several local projects.

Regular activities include:

• Coffee mornings
• Afternoon tea
• Arts and crafts
• Gentle exercise classes

Ad hoc events include:

• Pub lunches
• Day trips to local attractions
• Birthday parties
• Summer garden party
• Christmas party

Dining areaWe provide two tasty and nutritious home-cooked meals every day, served in our pleasant communal dining room so that meal times are a social occasion. Residents have breakfast making facilities in their own rooms so they can have their breakfast whenever they want, for a gentle start to the day.

The Gables has two hot meals prepared each day, seven days a week. The house has the Five Star rating for Food Hygiene, a well- appointed kitchen and fine cooks on the staff.

Typical menus include:

All Home Made foods from fresh products

• Traditional dinners
• Curry
• Pasta
• Chilli dishes
• Home made sweets/Jam/lemon Curd

Contact the house

01254 701250

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