The Abbeyfied Societies in Scotland Limited
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THE ABBEYFIELD SOCIETIES IN SCOTLAND

Who Are We?

We are a group of independent Abbeyfield Sheltered Houses and Care Homes throughout Scotland offering accommodation, companionship and good healthy food.

Abbeyfield is a not for profit organisation

All the Societies are independent charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and with whom they have to file their annual financial reports.

However, the income from each house has to cover the running costs. Each House/Care Home is supported by an Executive Committee made up of volunteers, often with professional retired people who are likely to have given many years’ service. They ensure the house is financially supporting with provision for repairs and maintenance and the room charges are kept to a minimum.

Our Mission

"To enhance the quality of life for older people."

Abbeyfield is a caring organisation

Each of our societies is guided by the beliefs that:

  • Older people have an important role to play among their families and their communities,
  • Overcoming loneliness and insecurity can make all the difference to an older person`s quality of life,
  • People have an essential part to play in helping older people within their community.

All staff are subject to PVG checks

Everyone who comes into contact with residents has to undergo a PVG check (Protecting Vulnerable Groups, the Scottish system which is similar to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in England). The PVG scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps makes sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults, can't do 'regulated work' with these vulnerable groups.

How you can help

If you're interested in volunteering to help, you can find information here.

As well as providing care homes, we help people remain independent in sheltered housing

Our teams of volunteers and professional staff offer practical support and companionship to residents within the comfort of their own community. Residents enjoy an assisted independent lifestyle free from the hassles of running a household and the concerns of dealing with loneliness.

Residents must be reasonably fit and able to live in a normal home environment for our Sheltered Accommodation although in some cases extra care can be brought in from outside sources.

In our Sheltered Homes Residents are responsible for making their own breakfast and supper and the House keeper will cook them two main meals per day which they can enjoy in the dining area. Residents are encouraged to entertain guests and relations in their own rooms or in a lounge or conservatory.

Residents are free to come and go at will. Most houses are in a community and close to shops, post office and doctor surgeries.

Most houses have befrienders or a house committee who visit residents regularly and who arrange outings and help with hospital visits.

Most houses employ a person to clean all the common areas and residents bathrooms.

Arrangements can be made for residents to employ a cleaner for their own room. Residents can bring furniture, pictures and ornaments etc. to personalise their room and make it more homely.