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Why Choose Sheltered Housing for your Retirement?

Sheltered housing is sometimes known as supported living, or retirement housing. It’s a wonderful choice for older people who wish to remain independent, but would like the reassurance of additional support, should they need it.

Who is sheltered housing suitable for?

The definition of sheltered housing may differ slightly between organisations.  Usually, it’s an option that will suit older people over 60 who want to enjoy their own private house, or flat, and live independently with the reassurance that a staff member is always around.

Where are Abbeyfield’s Bristol Retirement Homes?

We have four stunning houses to choose from in Keynsham, Hanham, Redland and Henleaze. Call 0117 973 6997 to chat to our friendly team and discuss which house might be best-suited to you.

What is a typical day for residents?

Breakfast is usually buffet style in the communal day room, or you can make your own breakfast in your flat.

Some houses put on a coffee morning every day at 10am, where residents can gather to chat, make plans or just read the newspaper.

You are free to come and go as you please. The houses are usually buzzing with family and friends coming to visit or collect someone for a day out.

Many residents enjoy going for walks, visiting the shops and taking part in local groups, such as choir or church.

Lunch is the main meal of the day and Abbeyfield’s cooks are renowned for their delicious, hearty food. Just let a team member know if you have other plans for lunch.

During the evenings, there’s sometimes the option to attend a quiz night, craft evening, or enjoy some live music or a film with other residents. If you’d prefer some quiet time, feel free to retire to your own flat and finish that great book, or watch your favourite TV programme.

Mealtimes at the Heart of your Retirement House

Apart from breakfast, meals are eaten communally in the houses’ beautiful dining rooms, where you can catch up with friends and enjoy lovely home-cooked food.

Abbeyfield was initially established in the 1900’s to help alleviate loneliness in communities, and eating together remains something that sits at the very heart of our ethos.

Whatever you are doing during your day, you know you can rely on seeing neighbours and friends over food.

How much does sheltered housing cost at Abbeyfield?

Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham offers flats to rent for one monthly ALL-INCLUSIVE fee. It is a great way to avoid the current inflated rises in the cost of living.  The rental fee includes:

  • Your own private flat (studio or one bedroom) with own front door
  • Personal alarm system
  • All utility bills including gas, electric and water
  • Council tax
  • Cold breakfast and two delicious meals (lunch and dinner)
  • A calendar of social events

Prices vary and depend on the house you choose, as well as the size and facilities of the flat you want to live in.

At the time of writing, the monthly rent could start from £600 per week.

Talk to us about applying for Housing Benefit to help towards your rent!

A Life-Changing Move

Among the many benefits of this housing option is the opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy the company of new friends. 

Free from the empty feeling of isolation that living alone can bring, choosing a friendly sheltered housing home can be life changing.

Indeed, once settled into their new Abbeyfield home, most of our residents will tell you how they’re really starting to live again. 

To talk through your options with our friendly teams, call 0117 973 6997. We can also book a tour for you and a friend where you can chat to residents and over a free two-course meal.

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“My mother is well looked-after, the food is fabulous. Wonderful care from the staff and without the worry of running your own home. Also much cheaper than a nursing home.”

“When I was starting to struggle on the stairs at home,my daughter suggested I move to Abbeyfield House in Henleaze. I’m very happy here and certainly haven’t looked back.”

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