Abbeyfield is a national charity which offers a home for people over 65, in an atmosphere of care, companionship and service of the highest quality. In Dulwich there are two Abbeyfield houses, both in Stradella Road, SE24. One accommodates seven residents and the other six, and both are managed by their own experienced and competent housekeeper. Each resident has their own flatlet, or in a few cases bed-sit, all with en suite or nearby private bath or shower room and toilet. They are all let at a very reasonable cost. Hot meals are provided and eaten communally.
The essence of Abbeyfield is that each house is supervised by a house committee of dedicated volunteer helpers who make sure that each resident feels needed and supported. In addition, each independent Abbeyfield Society has an executive committee, also composed of volunteers, including professional people and members of the house committees, which runs the Society.
We are currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in joining a house committee to help us to look after the needs of our elderly residents, a socially useful role which many people find deeply satisfying.
Anyone interested in helping in this way as a volunteer should apply to Mobbs Pitcher on 0207 733 1587 or 07721672623 (mobile). She will also be happy to give more information on this national charity, including information of the availability and cost of accommodation in our houses in Dulwich for those who are themselves interested in becoming residents or would like to find a congenial home in the area for an elderly relative.