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Meet our staff

Our staff run the sheltered houses on a day to day basis, providing two good quality home-cooked meals every day which are served in the dining room.

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.

Jill Collins

- House Manager

Jill has been a house manager for seven years and joined Abbeyfield Wessex Society in 2014. She has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of life at our houses and was given an award by the Abbeyfield society in 2012 for her outstanding contribution and dedication.

Karen Whiffen-Bent

- Housekeeper

Karen has been with Abbeyfield for seven years. She is an accomplished cook, a popular member of staff and is famous for her homemade cakes.

James Lines

- Cleaner

James has been with us for 3 years. He is a friend to all, excellent what he does and always ready to go the extra mile.


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

  • Throughout the year we have events that range from guest speakers, singers and entertainers and event lunches such as St Georges day
  • Reminiscence sessions with local museum
  • Coffee mornings every Thursday
  • Annually we organise boat trips to the beautiful harbour of Wareham and Poole
  • We organise Garden Fetes and afternoon teas in the garden
  • Resident’s birthdays are also always celebrated with homemade birthday cake, family and friends are welcome to join us for a coffee or lunch to celebrate this important day together.
  • 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


2 Spur Hill Avenue
BH14 9PG
United Kingdom


01202 718684