What Sets Us Apart

5th October 2018

Look out for this article about our fabulous retirement house in Redland, in the Henleaze and Westbury Voice newspaper this week.  On page 18 there’s a lovely, sunny photo of the Victorian house on Redland Road, which provides one bed and studio apartments for up to 17 older people. You’ll also hear from our Chief […]

Afternoon Summer Tea

14th August 2018

Each year, our residents from Abbeyfield House in Redland are welcomed into the home of Valerie and Michael Brooks for a delicious afternoon tea, with gorgeous cakes and refreshments. We are so fortunate at this particular house, to have Valerie and a wonderful group of volunteers. Throughout the year, residents are treated to events such […]

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, […]

Weekly Visits from Local Toddlers

26th April 2018

Earlier this year, some of the younger children from Torwood House School & Nursery started to visit our residents for a morning each week and we are delighted that both children and residents are now enjoying this as part of their weekly routine. Over recent years we’ve seen programmes on the TV, and read articles, about intergenerational […]

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 […]

Our New Deputy Manager, Kirsty Hale

12th April 2018

Congratulations to Kirsty Hale, who is coming to the end of her first week as Deputy Manager of Abbeyfield House in Redland after a much-deserved promotion. Kirsty first came to Abbeyfield as a carer for some residents at our Redland and Henleaze houses, and started a permanent position in 2015 at the charity’s house in […]

Curly Surprise for National Pet Day

11th April 2018

It’s National Pet Day, and no, we didn’t find this in the kitchen cupboard! Cook Paul, at our retirement house in Redland, Bristol, keeps some weird, and wonderful, pets, and wanted to bring in his pet tarantula, Curly, to show to the residents. Believe it or not, Paul has 3 more tarantulas at home and, […]

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).

Cook Sara Crowned Queen of Pies

9th April 2018

Here’s Sara Unthank, one of our fabulous cooks from Abbeyfield House in Redland, who was crowned the Winner of our inter-house competition during  British Pie Week recently. Huge thanks to ALL the chefs who took part across our 5 houses in this year’s competition. All the pies were ridiculously delicious and presented wonderfully too, but residents […]

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 […]

Warm Welcome from Mother’s Union

14th February 2018

Thank you SO MUCH to the wonderful women from the Mother’s Union for inviting us to talk after their AGM at St Peter’s Church Henleaze, yesterday. The manager of Abbeyfield houses in Redland and Henleaze, Suzanne MacKenzie, and marketing manager Jules Appleby, received a lovely welcome and enjoyed talking to the group about the fascinating history […]

Surprise Snow Brings New Resident!

27th December 2017

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We are loving our surprise snow in Bristol today. Team members at our house on Redland Road couldn’t resist building a new resident this morning! 

Redland Invitation for Families and Friends

20th December 2017

It’s wonderful when we all get together and we really did have a fantastic time at our Christmas party at Abbeyfield House on Redland Road this week. Residents were joined by team members, families and our volunteer Friends committee to enjoy fantastic food and great company. Thanks to Kirsty for these great photos. Everyone clearly […]

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.

Cream Tea a Summer Hit

24th July 2017

Our Strawberry Tea Party at our lovely house in Redland Road was a big hit again this summer, despite having to stay indoors due to the rain. Families and friends came along to enjoy cream tea with our residents. As always, there was a lovely atmosphere and we are grateful to our volunteers (of all ages!) […]

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 […]