Monumental Easter Compton

7th July 2018

Okay we’re just showing off now but we are delighted with the display in front of our beautiful retirement house in Easter Compton.  If you’re in the neighbourhood, do pop by Home Farm Way for a proper look. 

New Minibus Gets Out and About

22nd May 2018

Whoop whoop! We’re so excited to meet our new minibus for the first time. Our old, dark blue bus had served us well, but it was time for a new kid on the block. We are loving our new, white bus, with fresh branding along the lines of our house signs, Here is Pauline Warbutton, […]

Happy UK Coffee Week

19th April 2018

We’re coming to the end of UK Coffee Week and it’s all about getting together to enjoy the nation’s second favourite hot drink. We’re no stranger to coffee mornings in our Abbeyfield houses. They’re a daily occurrence and a great chance to get together to catch up and enjoy conversation with like-minded people. Here’s our […]

Spring Trip to Garden Centre

11th April 2018

We had a wonderful day today at Almondsbury Garden Centre today. With SO much to look at inside the fabulous shop, and outside with the wonderful range of indoor and outdoor plants, we’re definitely feeling that Spring is in the air now. Thanks to manager Pauline and, handyman and our driver, Rob, for making sure […]

Celebrating our Abbeyfield Siblings

10th April 2018

It’s National Siblings Day today, and we’re celebrating the fabulous siblings who work across our Abbeyfield retirement houses in Bristol.  Meet Amy (Henleaze), Hannah (Head Office), Paul and Sara (Redland).

Farewell Party for Margaritta

6th April 2018

Here we are on Wednesday evening when we threw a little party for resident Margaritta Riviera, who is leaving us today. Margaritta has lived at our gorgeous house in Easter Compton for 4 years and we’ve truly loved having her with us. Sadly, at 96 years old, she just needs more assistance now. She will be […]

Keynsham and Redland in Competitive Spirit

11th March 2018

British Pie Week certainly gets our residents talking each year, and our cooks do love a competition. Who will win the much-coveted Pie Week Trophy this year? In Redland last week, last year’s winner Paul, cooked a delicious steak and mushroom pie, presented beautifully with delicious spring vegetables. Meanwhile, his sister and culinary-rival, Sara, went […]

Our Thoughts on International Women’s Day

8th March 2018

Happy International Women’s Day to everyone who supports us, works with us, volunteers with us, and of course, to all our wonderful residents! We asked our chief executive Frances Stretton, what today’s celebrations mean to her: “Today, International Women’s Day, my thoughts turn to our residents, who never fail to amaze me – the stories […]

Eileen is Resident in the Spotlight

25th January 2018

They say your biggest advocates are your own customers, so we’ve asked our residents if they’d like to help us spread the word about what we do here in the Bristol area. Thank you to Eileen, for volunteering to be our first “Resident in the Spotlight” this month. Eileen has lived at our gorgeous house […]

Feel Good Appointments

17th January 2018

Lovely hair stylist, Julie, comes every Thursday to our house in Easter Compton. Here she is making Margaretta look even more beautiful today. All our 5 houses offer hairdressing and chiropody visits, making it easy to keep those feel-good appointments.

Christmas Dancing in Easter Compton

20th December 2017

Lovely photos here of our wonderful Christmas party at Abbeyfield House in Easter Compton. As you can see, residents, families and team members had a wonderful time. Professional Singer, Naomi Willmott, sang familiar songs and had us all up dancing. And, amazingly, our raffle table helped to raise over £160 towards our amenity fund. Whoo hoo! Happy […]

Christmas Comes to Easter Compton

4th December 2017

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas has well and truly arrived at our house in Easter Compton … and what a team effort! Here Is manager Pauline, putting up the external decorations with our handyman, Rob. And indoors, resident Barbara was decorating the tree while other residents helped to make it all look Christmassy too. We’re delighted […]

New Mirror from New Resident, Barbara

26th October 2017

All of our residents are wonderful and we are often blown away by their thoughtfulness. And today we want to send out a special “thank you” to Barbara Kibble, a new resident at our gorgeous house in Easter Compton. According to manager, Pauline, after settling in so easily, Barbara wanted to show her gratitude to […]

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 […]

“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” […]