Abbeyfield House

Supported Housing

Fareham

Location:

24 East Street
Fareham
Hants
PO16 0BY
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01489 881 287

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Overview

Our two houses (24 and 26 East Street) together accommodate 15 people but we retain a housekeeper in each house so residents are served meals in two dining rooms one for seven people and the other for eight. This ensures that the houses are homely and special to each group of residents. We have recently linked the houses with a large and elegant sun lounge (2013) opening onto our lovely combined and secluded garden.

Each resident has their own flatlet including an en-suite with shower and toilet and a small kitchenette for making drinks or snacks. Our rooms are unfurnished so residents bring their own furniture to make the rooms homely and familiar.

We have dedicated housekeepers with a real empathy for older people. They ensure that the houses are warm, comfortable and safe and that the daily meals provided are varied, nutritious and enjoyable. Lunch and dinner are both home-cooked and served in the two dining room, making mealtimes a social occasion, while residents make breakfast in their own rooms – a gentle start to the day.

The houses have dedicated housekeepers however residents can gain additional support from a Careline provider for out of office hours. Each resident is provided with a pendant and has a support system in their bedroom and en-suite. The support systems are also situated in our communal areas.

Each resident has their own flatlet including an en-suite with shower and toilet and a small kitchenette for making drinks or snacks. Our rooms are unfurnished so residents bring their own furniture to make the rooms homely and familiar.

This house is managed by Abbeyfield Fareham

Key features

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Guest facilities

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

Coffee morningThe activities we have are very varied, not only within our houses but with local outings.

The local choral society, “Fareham Philharmonic”, provides us with tickets for their local concerts and our residents and staff  have enjoyed attending several classical music concerts staged by this large choir.
 
Throughout the year we have occasional tea afternoons with local elderly residents in association with the Good Neighbours Scheme.

Periodically we hire a 15 seat accessible minibus with a volunteer driver and go on trips to local attractions such larger garden centre's etc.

We have a computer (PC)  in the sun lounge which is freely available to residents for access to the Internet, Skype etc and our whole establishment has WiFi access also freely available to all.

The sun lounge is a communal lounge for both our houses (connecting them) and has a games table where there is often a jigsaw on the way to completion.

This year we have built a large and attractive bay window potting shed which is for residents to use throughout the year to germinate seedlings to protect and  nurture during the colder weather. This extends the gardening activities throughout the year. Already, residents and volunteers have enjoyed bulb planting and our local Brownies have come along to plant flower pots.

Abbeyfield Fareham has a keen gardening group led by a volunteer and we make full use of our new Potting Shed to grow on seedlings. We recently won the Silver Gilt award from Fareham in Bloom.

At Christmas time a local church choir joins us for a carol singing evening with wine and mince pies, everyone looks forward to this.

In the summer we hold cream teas and a barbecue in our grounds which are shared by both houses and our residents, their relatives and friends as well as our volunteers and staff enjoy these events..
 

Two delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals are provided every day by our housekeepers in each house.

We provide facilities in your own room for making breakfast, so you can start your day whenever it suits you.

Our housekeepers are very aware of resident’s food preferences and if they have any food allergies they are most careful to ensure that their meals are appropriate. Abbeyfield Fareham wishes to ensure that your meals do not contain anything that may cause you an allergic reaction. Our houses keep an allergen folder that shows the content of all foods found in our kitchens and the notice board has on it a list 14 categories of food that may contain allergens.

Typical menu:

Lunch:

Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, carrots,
roasted potatoes, parsnips and cauliflower cheese.
Bakewell tart and custard

Afternoon Tea:

Ham salad with bread and butter
Homemade cake
Fruit salad and cream

Contact the house

01489 881 287

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