“Thank You Lunch” at The Fox Inn

28th August 2017

Here are residents and team members from our fabulous house in Easter Compton, enjoying lunch at The Fox Inn on Friday. Landlady Lucinda raises money for local charities and VERY kindly donated fans for all the resident rooms this summer. As you can see, we had a great time out together and sent Lucinda a very big […]

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.

A Great Lunch Out in The Fox

10th July 2017

There’s nothing wrong with the delicious, home-cooked meals we enjoy every day at the house but it’s lovely to visit other venues and eat out once in a while. It’s also nice to see our fellow residents in a different setting. Here we are having a lovely lunch at The Fox in Yate – with […]

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” […]

Manager Pauline on Life with Abbeyfield

3rd July 2017

This month, our very own Easter Compton house manager, Pauline Warbutton, talks to Bristol Life magazine about the general standards of elderly care in Britain, and what it’s really like to live in an Abbeyfield house in Bristol. When asked how we will cope with our growing elderly population, Pauline said, “There just have to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Team Together in Easter Compton

26th April 2017

We usually work in teams of 4 or 5 so it’s a rare event when the WHOLE team gets together all at once. But when we met last week for some team training, we took the chance to have a group photo in the sun – and here we are!

Village Singalong on Mother’s Day

7th April 2017

Hi! I’m Pauline, house manager Abbeyfield’s lovely house in Easter Compton – where the sun’s out and the flowers are starting to bloom. It’s this time of year when our characterful, welcoming house really starts to look it’s best. There’s a true sense of family here, and right now, we’re looking forward to spending time […]

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 […]

Celebrating Brenda’s Birthday

31st March 2017

This week we helped Brenda – a resident here for 3 and a half years – to celebrate her 89th birthday.  It was wonderful to see her enjoying a special birthday tea with fellow residents, and blowing out the candles on her beautiful cake. Happy birthday Brenda! 

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 […]

Is Bristol the best place to retire to? We think so.

20th March 2017

We are delighted to hear that Bristol has been named the best place to live in Britain 2017 by The Sunday Times newspaper. With this great, new accolade, Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham now hopes that more visitors will come to the city, and that more will also consider retirement in Bristol too.  “Cool,  classy and supremely […]

Delicious Week Across our Houses

10th March 2017

All five of our houses took part in our competition this week to find the Pie of the Year 2017 this week with some fabulously creative  – and extremeley tasty – entries. All our residents took part in the judging and everyone got into the competitive spirit. The winning chef will be announced on Monday!

National Pie Week 6-10 March

27th February 2017

National Pie week is just around the corner and chefs across our five houses are pie-planning. Residents and team members will be judging pies across 5 categories including aroma, crust, and creativity. More to follow.