Organisation Name
Abbeyfield Bristol Society

Provider of Supported Sheltered housing for older people in the Henleaze and Redland areas of Bristol and in Easter Compton, South Gloucestershire.

A fourth house is due for completion during 2014 when an 18 unit, purpose-built house will be opened in Hanham, South Gloucestershire.

Supported Sheltered Housing is a real alternative for older people who want to maintain as independent a lifestyle as possible, but would benefit from the support of catering and housekeeping services. The core benefits of an Abbeyfield House are - Independence & Privacy - Companionship & Support.

All rooms and flats are fully en-suite and weekly costs are inclusive of all services including three meals a day, all utility and household bills, council tax and staff costs. Communal dining facilities are provided in all houses and all houses have communal living rooms. A minibus and handyman service is also offered free of charge.

Further information can be obtained from the office at the above address, without obligation. Visits to view the houses and to discuss the suitability of the services provided can be arranged with the central office, again without obligation.

Our Houses:
Abbeyfield Bristol Society has recently opened a fully refurbished Victorian house in Redland including a mix of 10 x one bed apartments and 7 x large studio rooms, all with full en-suite facilities, fitted kitchenette and carpets and curtains.

Westbury Road has 25 resident places and is close to the amenities of Henleaze Road. This house has had a living room and garden room extension built during 2012 and is in the process of updating all private en-suites with large step-in showers replacing baths .

Easter Compton house is in a quiet location in the village, with up to 14 resident places. There is one 1 bedroom flat and 12 studio rooms, all with private en-suite shower rooms

Access information in the houses:
All houses have a lift to all floors and access with level walkways are provided in all gardens.

All houses have a member of staff on the premises throughout the night, who are on call should any resident require assistance.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
This organisation provides support around
Personal Health Services Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working Support Around the Home / Home Help Home Maintenance, Adaptation & Housing Getting Around
This organisation provides support for
Older People
South Gloucestershire Bristol
Is there a cost for these services?
Cost information

Abbeyfield is open to all irrespective of means. Costs are often supported by housing benefits or other entitlements due to residents. Other residents self-fund. Details of costs are available from the central office.

Fees are inclusive of all utility bills for gas, water and electricity, 3 meals a day and all staff costs including 24 hour housekeeping staff on the premises and on call. Weekly charges range from £300 to £442 depending on the size of the accommodation and the house. These costs are subject to review annually in April.

How can people access this service?
Self Referral
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office hours
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office hours
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office hours
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office hours
FridayFrom 09:00To 14:00Office hours
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
29 Alma Vale Road
Address 2

Organisation Contact Methods


Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Ms Frances Stretton
Job title / Position
Chief Executive


Helpline Details

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General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
Close to all houses
Bus numbers?
Various depending on location of house
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
Clifton Down and Redland for Bristol houses
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Are there external steps?
If so, how many?
1 house has steps to front door. It also has a platform lift to level walkway.
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there a ramp?

Internal Access

On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Are there internal steps?
If so, how many?
Central staircases in all house
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Please supply any further information relevant to your floors

All houses have a lift to higher floors. One house also has stairlifts throughout the house.

Is there a lift?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?


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