Do you want security and a friendly independent life?
and without house / garden / cooking / heating worries.
ABBEYFIELD FAREHAM SOCIETY
Reg charity No. 232531
The Abbeyfield Fareham Society houses provide a ‘family’ home for 7 or 8 active elderly people.
Each resident has their own warm bed-sitting room, their own furnishings, their own front-door key - so they have both independence and security.
Support Each house has a live-in Housekeeper, who provides a midday and evening meal. Either the housekeeper or a deputy is in the house overnight, every night, to be available to deal with any emergencies that might occasionally arise. The Houses are equipped with emergency call systems.
Companionship In our family-style houses, residents eat together and share house facilities.
Everyone looks out for each other. The dining room and lounge are contact points with the other residents. There are few house rules other than those of common courtesy and good neighbourliness. Residents are free to come and go as they please, receive visitors and lead as full lives as they wish.
Care Residents look after themselves and their rooms. - Abbeyfield houses are not 'residential’ or ‘nursing’ homes (although the Housekeeper keeps an eye on residents). If more help is needed this can often be arranged with visiting health and social workers. Residents are free and encouraged to follow their own interests and take part in the local community.
Rooms Abbeyfield Fareham carried out major redevelopment of its houses recently. Each house has a lift to its first floor. . Our rooms all have ‘en-suite’ facilities, eg a toilet and shower. Residents furnish their rooms to their own taste with their familiar furniture.
Joining Abbeyfield People tend to become Abbeyfield residents in their 70's or 80's. They may not wish to carry on living by themselves for a variety of reasons - house and garden maintenance, cooking, costs, continual problems, loneliness, etc - but want to be in companionable surroundings, near friends and families.
Guest Rooms Each house has a guest room - available for visiting friends, or for a trial stay. We know that deciding to move into an Abbeyfield house is a major decision. Prospective residents are encouraged to join us, staying in a guest room for a few days, to make sure the house and the Abbeyfield way of life is right for them.
Fareham houses are next to each other
in East Street - conveniently sited for the
town and its
In 2001/2 we extensively upgraded the rooms and facilities at number 24 East Street, including installation of a lift.
In 2002 a new extension was opened at 24.
This was followed in 2003/4 by major enhancements to number 26, including a lift
24 East Street, Fareham, Hampshire P016 OBY
Affiliated to the National Abbeyfield Society under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
Charity Commission Regn. No. 232531 Registered with the Housing Corporation
Abbeyfield houses are managed and organised by groups. of volunteers. Nationally some 15,000 volunteers are involved with Abbeyfield.
Fareham Abbeyfield depends on local volunteers - to help run the society and its houses, to visit residents or to join in the events of the League of Friends.
for more information see Volunteering
For enquiries about vacancies, costs, or just coming along to look round -
write to: Abbeyfield Fareham Society, 24 East Street, Fareham, Hampshire P016 OBYor Email us at..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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