The Abbeyfield Bristol Society is a registered charity that has been providing Supported Sheltered Housing for older people in and around Bristol since 1966. As part of a national organisation, we are committed to delivering a real alternative of housing locally for an ageing population within our city.
Abbeyfield was founded in 1956 by Richard Carr-Gomm and has since flourished to become a leading national charity in the provision of housing for older people.
Abbeyfield Bristol is a member of the national Society, whose Royal Patron is HRH the Prince of Wales and whose National President is the Rt Hon Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE. Abbeyfield Bristol opened its first house in 1968 and has looked after many hundreds of people.
Abbeyfield brings people together, offers a helping hand and provides companionship.
All the Bristol Society’s houses are now north-west of the city centre including our only purpose built property in Easter Compton, South Gloucestershire. A new development in Hanham will see the second house in South Gloucestershire being built during the course of 2013. All houses are run by paid staff and supported by local volunteers who give their time to be involved with the residents in many aspects of the house.
Since the early days of the Bristol Society a number of houses have not been adaptable to the requirements we see as being essential for the future. For example, we believe all our residents should have full en-suite facilities including private bath or shower, communal areas for interaction with other residents whilst at the same time providing spacious rooms that allow our residents the privacy to re-create a home from home. Ease of access throughout the house and gardens is also a major priority in all houses.
All our houses now meet and exceed the minimum standards we have set for the future and are all in residential areas with good local amenities. Please contact us for any further information, about any of our
locations and future vacancies, and see the details on Our Houses page.