The Abbeyfield Society

The Abbeyfield Society provides older people with a safe and secure home where they’re able to find friendship and support. The very first Abbeyfield house was established in 1956 by Richard Carr-Gomm, who recognised that a lot of older people were living alone and feeling isolated in their own homes.

Did you know...

After the first Abbeyfield house was set up in Bermondsey, south east London, today The Abbeyfield Society constitutes over 500 houses and homes each with committed staff and over 4,000 volunteers in the UK alone.

Worldwide, there are around 9,000 residents who live in around 850 houses and benefit from the exceptional care and other crucial services provided by Abbeyfield.

What makes The Abbeyfield Society different

They offer a range of different solutions depending on an individual’s wishes and needs. Their supported housing scheme are designed to help you lead your life your way while offering security, independence and peace of mind. Residents have their own room in a home from home environment.

Meanwhile, their residential care homes are for older people with relatively low care needs. The support services available at care homes include help with washing, dressing, and other daily activities. There are also specialist dementia care homes with fully qualified staff, as well as care at home services that can offer support with medication and genuine companionship.

Other ways to support

There are plenty of ways you can get involved and show your support for The Abbeyfield Society. From giving your time to volunteer to making an online donation or supporting them for free through Savoo, your support enables them to offer the special level of service they do. This ensures residents can fully enjoy their later life as they should.

Through volunteering, you can help them combat loneliness and help give a better quality of life to older people. Volunteering is an important part of Abbeyfield. Volunteers are involved in the lives of our houses as befrienders, arranging activities and events, and helping out with driving and gardening.


St Peter's House, 2 Bricket Road
St Albans

Contact Number

017 2785 7536