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, as a member of the support team.

Andrea wears a permanent smile, and it’s clear she genuinely enjoys her job. Whilst she carries out the usual tasks needed to run a busy retirement house; including serving at mealtimes and coffee mornings; service washes; ironing and tidying; we love the fact that SHE GOES THE EXTRA MILE. Every Tuesday, Andrea stays overnight and organises wine and dominoes – a hugely popular evening among the residents. And the cake and coffee afternoon that she runs on a Thursday is also well attended.

“I didn’t know much about Abbeyfield when I came to work here, but I love it. We’re like one big family in this house”. She continues, “I’d like my parents to come here if they start to find it difficult to manage on their own.. I’m certainly coming!” Well, now that would be fun..