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?+