Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Who is Abbeyfield for? +

    Anyone over pensionable age who no longer feels able to cope or does not wish to live alone at home. Preference is given to applicants in greatest need.
  • Will I have my own door key? +

    Yes, each resident is given a front door key and a key for their room and are free to come and go as they please. Most houses also have a door entry system whereby residents can admit visitors without having to leave their room.
  • What are the charges? +

    The charges cover rent, food, light, heat and support, in fact all daily living expenses. Charges in 2014/15 range from £304.15 to £314.75 per week. You may be entitled to claim Housing Benefit and Supporting People Payments. The Housing Executive or Citizen’s Advice Bureau can provide advice.
  • Will my room be decorated and furnished? +

    You would usually move into an unfurnished room which will be painted and have a carpet. This allows you to bring your own furniture and treasured possessions.
  • Will I have to share a bathroom and toilet? +

    Houses generally offer ensuite facilities, many with a level access shower.
  • Is smoking allowed? +

    Smoking is only permitted in resident’s own room.
  • What about a telephone and television? +

    Many houses have a phone point in each room if you wish to install a phone at your own expense. Most houses have a communal television. You can use your own TV in your room.
  • Are there waiting lists for Abbeyfield accommodation? +

    If a house is full there may be a waiting list.
  • How can I find out about particular houses? +

    Click here to see a list of places where there are Abbeyfield houses
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