Welcome to Abbeyfield Living Society

Find out more about our mission and values, learn more about who we are, what we stand for, and what makes our community special.

We believe in the power of home

Established in 1956, we provide housing, residential care and support to older people across the UK and internationally.

Our range of different housing options help bring people together and foster a sense of security, warmth and belonging, allowing our residents to thrive in the company of others while retaining their independence.

This foundation of companionship was one of the motivations for setting up Abbeyfield nearly 70 years ago and remains at the core of what we stand for today.

Find out more about our heritage.

The importance of community

Community is at the heart of Abbeyfield and all of our homes are closely linked to their local neighbourhoods. Many Abbeyfield properties hold regular events that are open to visitors and arrange day trips to ensure residents can access all that their local area has to offer. We also welcome groups and volunteers from the local community to provide activities and the opportunity for residents develop their skills and interests or keep fit and active.

Our people

It’s the people who truly make Abbeyfield special - our staff, our volunteers, the Board, our ambassadors - all put residents at the heart of everything they do.

Volunteering is a crucial part of our heritage and Abbeyfield relies on hundreds of volunteers who generously give their time to support the work we do, whether that’s in our houses and homes, behind the scenes or the Trustees who run some of our independent Member Societies

Find out more about volunteering with Abbeyfield

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Who we are

Abbeyfield's reputation for delivering outstanding care services and facilities owes its success to the exceptional people behind our mission. From dedicated management teams to passionate staff and volunteers, their combined efforts form the backbone of our organisation's excellence.

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The Abbeyfield Difference

At the heart of our charity are welcoming homes that create strong community links. We dedicate time to our residents, enriching their lives by creating friendly and supportive communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging.


Our services

From Sheltered Housing to Residential Care Homes, Dementia Friendly Care to Independent Living, explore which of Abbeyfield's housing options right for you.

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Our financial and annual reports

We're committed to transparency, clarity, financial responsibility and are open to feedback at any time.

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about retirement living and housing options for older people at Abbeyfield Living Society.

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Abbeyfield sponsors APPG inquiry

Abbeyfield is proud to be sponsoring a new inquiry into the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing, launched on 20th June 2023 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People.