Come Along to Open Afternoon

8th November 2017

Please join us at our open afternoon at our fabulous house in Henleaze on Saturday 25 November from 2pm. There’ll be live music, home made refreshments, and team members and residents will be on hand to chat and give you a guided tour!  Everyone is welcome so do just turn up on the day OR […]

We’ve Won 3 Blooming Awards!

18th October 2017

Woo hoo! We are over the moon! We’re are totally thrilled to have received, not one, but 3 AWARDS last Thursday at the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society evening in Keynsham. ** RHS and South West in Bloom ‘2017 It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award** Gold Award in the Keynsham in Bloom Community Category** 3rd place in the Great Bike […]

A Welcome Distraction in the Office

13th October 2017

What a week it’s been! Without a doubt, national Chocolate Week was a great opportunity for our cooks to showcase their talents and for our 5 houses to get their teeth into some sweet competition. On Monday, Connie (Hanham), baked a gorgeous chocolate pudding, and then Sue (Keynsham) made some delicious chocolate mousse cups for […]

A Wonderful Alternative – that’s us!

15th August 2017

We offer a WONDERFUL alternative for retired people who might be just struggling to live on their own. If the idea of renting a lovely flat with all inclusive AFFORDABLE fees; DELICIOUS home-cooked meals; PRIVACY when you want it AND a calendar of social activities (when you’re in the mood) sounds good, GET IN TOUCH!! […]

Be a Star

2nd August 2017

We’re always looking for volunteers at our houses in Redland, Henleaze, Easter Compton, Keynsham and Hanham. If you fancy taking a quiz night, organising a trip, or just coming along for a game of Scrabble, please message us or call on 0117 973 6997.

Beautiful Gardens are ‘Highly Commended’

19th July 2017

Well done to our houses in Redland and Henleaze for entering The Abbeyfield Society’s inter-house horticultural competition, the Doorstep Challenge, this year. Residents and team members worked tirelessly to create fabulous, colourful displays at the front of the houses, and in and around the back gardens too. We really enjoyed the taking part and, although we missed […]

Do You Really Need a Care Home?

6th July 2017

ABBEYFIELD HOUSES IN THE BRISTOL AREA AREN’T CARE OR NURSING HOMES, but we still want you to be aware of this report, and follow Age UK’s guidelines if you think you need a care, or nursing home. The Care Quality Commission publishes its report today having looked at 24,000 services and branded their findings “completely unacceptable” […]

Welcome to Maureen

6th July 2017

A huge welcome to Maureen who has just arrived at our house in Henleaze. Maureen is currently staying in our guest room while her family is away and plans to move into her new flat in the house shortly. We are always happy for potential new residents to stay with us on a trial basis […]

Sunshine and Flowers in Henleaze

30th June 2017

Our five houses look lovely all-year round, but we can’t deny that the combination of flowers and sunshine really brings out the best of everything. Our fabulous retirement house on Westbury Road in Henleaze, offers studio and one-bedroom flats to rent for older people wanting to live independently. The fees are inclusive of all utility bills […]

New Brochures are Here!

28th June 2017

They’re here! Our new brochures have arrived. There are fabulous photos of all our houses, team members and residents. You can pick up a brochure in any of our houses, or call us and we’ll pop one in the post. 0117 973 6997

We’re Talking Loneliness in July’s ‘Bristol Life’

27th June 2017

Fantastic to see Bristol Life magazine highlighting the ever-increasing problem of loneliness among the older generation this month. Loneliness is a silent killer, affecting around 1 million people in the UK. Says Marcus Land, director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, “It’s bad for our health, bad for our society and bad for our future as […]

Volunteers, We Salute You!

5th June 2017

June 1st-7th is National Volunteer Week and we want to thank all the fantastic men, women, boys and girls, who walk through our doors every week to help in some way. Whether it’s to accompany a resident on an appointment, play a game of scrabble, take a keep fit class, or organise a pub trip […]

Garden Expert, Betty, Enjoys Retirement Living at Abbeyfield

28th May 2017

Meet our newest resident to come and rent a retirement flat at Abbeyfield House in Henleaze, Elizabeth (Betty).  A keen gardener, she came to live with us only 2 months ago. Her retirement flat overlooks the garden, of which she is already very proud. Each morning, the first thing Betty does is grab her secateurs and […]

Spreading the Abbeyfield Word

25th May 2017

It was great to have a stall at the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) Information morning in the city centre today. Lots of people came to chat to us and find out more about what Abbeyfield has to offer in the Bristol area. And it was wonderful to meet other organisations such as The Alzheimer’s […]

We Welcome New Mayor of West of England

17th May 2017

We are delighted to announce that Tim Bowles, the new Mayor for the West of England, will officiate the opening of our newly refurbished house in Keynsham next month. We also look forward to welcoming Alan Hale, Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council and long-term Abbeyfield supporter. Around the formalities and ribbon cutting, guests […]

New Abbeyfield book for volunteers

9th May 2017

Thank you to The Abbeyfield Society for putting together this gorgeous book, “The Little Book of Making Time…”. It’s full of useful ideas about how you can get involved in a variety of ways; with lovely illustrations and quotes from existing volunteers. We have copies to give away so get in touch today and we […]

Cheese and Wine at Henleaze house

28th April 2017

Our annual cheese and wine party at Abbeyfield House in Henleaze was a huge hit. It could have been the abundance of goodies on the raffle table, the fantastic buffet, or the company of family and friends on the night… but either way, it was quite simply, GREAT FUN! Thank you to everyone who came. 

Sunshine and Chips in Chew Valley

6th April 2017

Residents across our 5 houses enjoy regular trips out to local attractions, groups and events. For one Bristol house yesterday, it was a wonderful afternoon-out to Salt n Malt, a popular restaurant in the Chew Valley. It’s an annual trip to this fabulous lakeside venue, and it is always much enjoyed by residents. It was […]

Staff Spotlight

30th March 2017

As part of our new Staff Spotlight, we’re going to introduce you to team members across our 5 houses from time, so you can really get to know us. First up is the very WONDERFUL Andrea Richards. Andrea has worked at our house in Henleaze for over 8 years, initially as housekeeper and more recently, […]

Angela Rippon presents Frances with baking trophy

22nd March 2017

Not only is our chief exec the hardest-working person we know; a dedicated champion of issues among older people; AND Woman In Business Customer Service Finalist 2017, but she’s a passionate baker – and a good one to boot. “Hello, I’m Frances Stretton, Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham’s chief exec. I wanted to share the news from […]