Our staff and services

The house is managed by Tricia Morrison and her Deputy, both of whom are qualified nurses and experienced carers.  Other staff include a Registered Staff Nurse, a Registered Mental Nurse, senior and junior carers, activities support worker, cook and domestic staff.  A hairdresser calls once a week and a dentist, optician and chiropodist can be called when required.  Various activities are on offer on a daily basis and outings and entertainment are arranged by our full-time Activities Team for those who wish to take part.

Volunteering participation

We also have a lot of volunteer supoprt and participation also. Here is an interview held recently with one of our regular volunteers Hazel Smith... 

COULD YOU GIVE US A BRIEF VOLUNTEERING HISTORY?                                                        

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GO INTO VOLUNTEERING AND WHY ABBEYFILED?                             

WHAT IS YOUR VOLUNTEERING JOB ROLE WITHIN ABBEYFIELD AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED THERE - DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO?                                                                  

WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST JOB SATISFACTION?                                                               

If you are interested at all in becoming involved with Abbeyfield and becoming a volunteer please do not hesitate to call us for more information. There are many different job roles available. 

Meals at Abbeyfield

We realise that meal times are an important part of daily routine and we have formal dining arrangement in place to accomodate this.  Residents who wish to eat alone can of course be accomodated.

Three full meals per day are provided with snacks and drinks available throughout the day and night.  Our experienced cook has an understanding of our residents' dietary needs and spends time with the residents each day to establish their individual preferences.  Every effort is made to accomodate and improve the resident meal time experiencewith visual menus being used in addition to any special dietary needs.

Guests may be invited for coffee or a meal and a private room can be provided for this purpose.

Birthdays are normally celebrated with family and friends along with other residents and staff. The size of the function entirely being of the resident' choosing.

When Christmas comes along we really get into the party mood, with an evening of delicious food, fun and music to which friends and family may be invited to come along and participate in the festivities in the house.

Outings are a major feature of life at Abbeyfield, to cafes for a cup of tea and a breakfast or a tasty lunch and if no suitable eating place can be found the renowned 'Abbeyfield Picnic' comes into it's own!

During the summer months a Barbecue with entertainment is held which is always thoroughly enjoyed by all and the residents also celebrate the local Marymass Festival, watching the parade go by and having some garden activities.