RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME, Abbeyfield is committed to providing services that enhance the quality of life for older people and developing services that will meet the needs of future generations.    We recognise the importance of individual wellbeing.  You are unique and so is your care, so we look after the whole you, not only your physical needs.  To us your welfare  enjoyment and happiness are paramount.  

Abbeyfield creates the environment, space and most importantly time, for you to feel contented and to enjoy life to it's fullest whatever your circumstances.  Time is personal so it's up to you how and with whom you spend it.  You have complete freedom to invite family and friends to visit you in your home whenever you want (subject to COVID 19 restrictions).  You can share your meals amongst friends in the dining room and get involved with in-house activities such as arts & crafts, music, exercise and outings.  We also have beautiful gardens that you can spend time enjoying.

Jim Gillespie House is well equipped with aids and adaptations throughout to promote independent living, such as a ramp at the front door, handrails throughout the corridors, bath hoists  moving and handling aids and a platform lift providing access to the upper floor.  Our enclosed landscaped gardens surrounding the home have non-slip paving and strategically placed seating.

ABBEYFIELD SHARING SUNDAYS (Subject to COVID 19 Restrictions).  We know how important it is to share good times  good company and great home cooked food especially on Sundays. So at Abbeyfield we are inviting those over 55 to come and join us on Sundays.  It could be a Sunday lunch  or simply a cup of tea in one of our beautiful gardens.  Contact us today for more information and we will be pleased to welcome you.

ABBEYFIELD COPING AT CHRISTMAS (Subject to COVID 19 Restrictions).  The Coping at Christmas campaign applies to people who are over 55 and will be alone over Christmas.  Abbeyfield believes older people shouldn't have to spend Christmas alone and we're determined to tackle loneliness and help combat the increasing trend of festive isolation.  If you're interested in finding out more about the campaign for yourself or on behalf of someone else  please contact us or take a look at our website.  

ABBEYFIELD WEEK (Subject to COVID 19 Restrictions).  One week every June, Abbeyfield Houses open their doors and host events as part of Abbeyfield Week - an annual celebration of making time for our residents, inviting friends and family in and enabling people within our homes to connect with the local community.  Details of events can be found at each home in the weeks leading up to Abbeyfield Week.  

VOLUNTEERING  There are a range of ways that people can volunteer with Abbeyfield.  We welcome people from all backgrounds  whatever time they have to give  and we value the skills and experience that volunteers bring to our organisation.  When you volunteer with Abbeyfield you know that you are impacting directly on the lives of older people.    Have you ever thought about doing something completely different?  Perhaps you'd like to give back to your community, learn a new skill improve your CV, or simply make some new friends?  If so  volunteering with Abbeyfield could make a real difference to your life - and to the lives of older people.  Our volunteers bring an incredible range of skills and experience to Abbeyfield  which is a real bonus for our residents.  There are plenty of volunteering opportunities to choose from: perhaps you could stop by for a chat, provide transport for supermarket trips, or help out with classes or activities.  If you're a technology whizz, you could show an older person how to get online or use email or Skype.  If you have more time to spare, you could even lend a hand with fundraising projects or social events.  

If you would like to know more please contact us or take a look at our website.