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Meet our staff

A voluntary committee is responsible for the well being of our residents and overseeing the houses. Overall responsibility for the Society's activities rests with an Executive Committee of voluntary Trustees drawn from public and private sectors.

Staff and volunteers also provide support and companionship to residents. The staff at our homes are experienced in dealing with elderly people and are very empathetic to their needs.

William Tait

- House Manager

William has worked for Abbeyfield for nearly 6 years. He is a qualified chef and provides varied and interesting menus to insure our residents are well looked after.

Susan Fairway

- Cook

Susan has recently joined us. She has extensive experience in catering, has a very caring nature and is very approachable.

Felicity Janes

- Cleaner

Felicity has been with Abbeyfield for 7 years. She’s a dedicated member of staff who cleans and does the laundry for the residents - always willing to go the extra mile for the house.

Gwen Sloan

- Cleaner

Gwen has worked for Abbeyfield for 7 years. She is dedicated to looking after the residents and also cooks teas when required. She always has time for a friendly chat with residents.


We offer a range of social activities which we personalise to meet the needs of our residents. Families are encouraged to attend social activities.

Activities offered are:

  • House quiz every Wednesday afternoon enjoyed by all
  • Jigsaws on the go all the time
  • Card games during the evenings
  • Day trips out to local places of interest
  • Reminiscence sessions with local museum
  • Celebrate resident’s birthdays with drinks and nibbles and a special homemade cake
  • Christmas party every year for the residents and family

Residents are also encouraged to take active roles in garden by planting pots and light weeding and maintenance if they wish.

Contact the house


Mill Lane
SO51 8EW
United Kingdom


01794 518890