Abbeyfield House

Retirement housing
17 Allan Park, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 2QG

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Aims
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Services
Residents
Management / Costs
Managed by
Abbeyfield Stirling Society Ltd
Comfort, companionship and security

Living at home can become harder as you get older. But choosing to move into supported living accommodation doesn't have to mean losing your independence. In fact, many of our residents tell us it feels like a new beginning.

Manager's Description

"Abbeyfield House is an elegant Georgian property set within its own grounds in the city of Stirling. The house has 10 spacious rooms each with ensuite shower rooms and a small kitchen area with fridge..." Show more "Abbeyfield House is an elegant Georgian property set within its own grounds in the city of Stirling. The house has 10 spacious rooms each with ensuite shower rooms and a small kitchen area with fridge so that you can prepare your own breakfast. Rooms are unfurnished so that you can bring your own personal possessions and furniture for a real home from home ambience.

We have a large lounge and dining area with a television and DVD player for residents to use, so there is always somewhere to sit and enjoy the company of others." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
10 flats. Renovated in 2007. Sizes studio. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Visiting management staff (MECCS on Call), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Garden, summerhouse
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 350 yards; town centre 150 yards; GP 300 yards.
Regular social activities include: Coffee mornings every Monday, church service on the first Sunday of the month and celebratory parties. Meal(s) available ( lunch & evening meal daily). New residents accepted from 70 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Ethos / Lifestyle

Community interaction
  • The scheme is located within an existing active community
  • The scheme is within easy reach of an existing active community
  • The scheme relies on itself for community /neighbourhood interaction
Cultural
  • We facilitate spiritual and religious observance
  • Staff can speak languages other than English
Social Activities
  • There are regular social activities
    Including: Coffee mornings every Monday, church service on the first Sunday of the month and celebratory parties
  • Entertainment
  • Outings
  • Regular activities programme
    • Daily activities
    • Weekly activities
    • Monthly activities
  • Facilities for residents to garden or assist with gardening
  • Own minibus
  • Other transport for residents
Pets
New residents are allowed to bring pets:
  • a cat
  • a dog
  • If yes, pets can be replaced
Statement of purpose
(the ethos and purpose of the scheme as described to a potential resident)
Our Aims & Objectives:- * To provide a safe, secure and stimulating place to live for elderly adults * To promote and maintain a high standard of care within a homely environment which respects the privacy, dignity and individuality of residents * To develop the independence and self-reliance of residents, enabling them to play a full and valued role in their community * To work towards giving residents a voice in the running of the house, and to provide the opportunity for residents to make informed choices and decisions regarding issues which affect them * To respond positively to the needs and aspirations of elderely residents and their families, in providing a quality service * To meet the National Care Standard which are set by the Care Inspectorate * To provide a consistent and regular service
Assessment of outcomes
(to help assess the quality of service and the well-being of residents)
The House is registered with and inspected by the Care Inspectorate, and Abbeyfield has it's own core standards.

Buildings

The buildings and the environment
Year of major remodelling: 2007
Number of stories: 2
  • Lift(s). Number of Lifts: 1
  • Stair lift(s)
  • The location is generally regarded as:
    • Desirable
    • Average
    • Not so desirable
Distances to external facilities:
Bus stop 100 yards
Local shop 100 yards
Post office 350 yards
GP surgery 300 yards
Town/shop centre 150 yards

Individual properties
10 properties
Property details:
studio/bedsits flats: 11
Including:
limited mobility properties: 11
wheelchair properties: 1
Other details:
  • If there are studios/bedsits
    • They have a kitchen
    • They have a wc
    • They have a bathroom
  • Some properties have a private balcony
  • Some properties have a private garden or patio
  • Properties are served by a communal satellite tv aerial
  • Properties are wired for cable tv
  • Dementia unit
  • Intermediate care suite or similar
  • Respite care accommodation
Communal facilities Indoors
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant (open to public)
  • Dining room (residents only)
  • Community/day centre
  • Laundry
  • Guest suite
  • Conservatory
  • Activities room(s)
  • Hobby room(s)
  • More than one lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Café
  • Bar/pub
  • Fitness gym
  • Arts and craft centre
  • Storage for wheelchairs/electric scooters
  • Library
  • Shop
  • Treatment room
  • Computer/IT room
  • Payphone
  • WC's
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Assisted bathroom(s)
  • Other communal facilities
Communal facilities Outdoors
  • Garden
  • Total number of parking spaces: 10
Technology and design
  • Communal facilities are designed for sensory impairment
  • Wired for telecare
  • Telecare installed
  • Smart Home
  • CCTV
  • Others
  • Facility security features: CCTV
  • Security features for individual properties: Meccs cords & pendants
Accessibility
  • All communal spaces are accessible by wheelchair users
  • Most residents find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult
  • Less mobile people find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult

Services

Support services
  • Community alarm service
  • Provided by: MECS on Call
  • Alarm to call on-site staff
  • Housing support service (SP tasks)
  • Domestic assistance
  • Light domestic cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Housework
  • Personal laundry service
  • Hairdressing on site
  • Chiropody
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sensors (detectors) and monitors
  • Personal sensors
  • Property-based sensors
Meals
  • Meals are available on a regular basis
  • A daily meal is available
  • Details: lunch & evening meal daily
  • Breakfast always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Lunch always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Dinner always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Breakfast can be delivered to individual homes
  • Lunch can be delivered to individual homes
  • Dinner can be delivered to individual homes
  • Restaurant is open to outsiders
  • There is generally a choice of menu
  • Residents are consulted on menus
  • All meals are prepared on the scheme
  • Vegetarians are specifically catered for
  • Special diets can usually be provided for
  • We can meet cultural dietary preferences
  • Meal services provided by: housekeeper
Care services
  • Personal care services
  • Dementia care
  • Care for people with learning disabilities
  • Nursing care
  • Intermediate care
  • Respite care
  • Mental frailty
  • Physical disabilities
  • Behavioural problems
  • Terminal illness
  • Our scheme is best suited to care for:
  • People who need minimal help
  • People who need moderate help
  • People who need a high level of help

Eligibility / Admission

User profile
  • 70 is the lower age limits for new residents
  • We cater for people with no/low level care needs
  • We are aiming at a mixed care levels population
  • Admission criteria are similar to residential care
  • Residents will not need to move except to hospital
  • The scheme is intended or specially suited to a specific religious, ethnic, profession or other group
  • The scheme is restricted to a specific group
Applicants must:
  • Be self-funders
  • Be on state benefits
  • Have local connections
  • Have a housing needs assessment
  • Have a community care assessment
  • Have a risk assessment
  • Have a health assessment
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
  • Have less than a maximum personal care need
For couples, both partners must:
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
We accept people with:
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
We would normally accept people with:
  • Memory problems - moderate
  • Memory problems - severe
  • Challenging behaviour - disruptive
  • Challenging behaviour - physically violent
  • Mobility problems - frame
  • Mobility problems - wheelchair
  • Mobility problems - bedfast
  • Wandering problems - inside home
  • Wandering problems - outside home

Management / costs

Management
  • Compared to our other schemes, this one is:
    • Popular
    • Average
    • Not so popular
    • Slow to let/sell
  • There is a tenants/residents association
Housing staff
  • Resident scheme manager
  • Non-resident manager
  • Housing staff on duty:
    • part time
    • normal hours
    • 24 hours
    • 7 days
Care staff
  • Site-based care staff
  • On-site care staff 24/7
Staff facilities
  • Manager's office
  • Care staff office
  • Staff overnight room with en-suite
  • Staff rest room with kitchenette
  • Staff locker and changing room
  • Main catering kitchen
Costs
Average new let rents excluding all charges:
Studio £1,260.00 per month
1 bedroom £1,460.00 per month
Rents updated: 01/01/1970
Prices updated: 01/01/1970

Info updated: 03/07/2020   Update info

Availability

Check with Abbeyfield Stirling Society Ltd - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"staff are caring and respectful. A pleasant home rather than an institution. The kitchen staff are very considerate. A good place in my 96th year. Vik..." Show more
"staff are caring and respectful. A pleasant home rather than an institution. The kitchen staff are very considerate. A good place in my 96th year. Vikki looks after my interest, supervise my medication and hospital appointment. Most efficient and helpful manager." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"My mother moved in in March 2018 following my father's death. The house is very comfortable, she has a lovely room and feels very safe. The staff are ..." Show more
"My mother moved in in March 2018 following my father's death. The house is very comfortable, she has a lovely room and feels very safe. The staff are very kind and caring. The Committee and volunteers meet the residents and my Mum feels able to discuss concerns with them. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Of all the buildings in which I inspect sprinklers, this is the friendliest with a great atmosphere. Staff and residents are lovely. Doona is the firs..." Show more
"Of all the buildings in which I inspect sprinklers, this is the friendliest with a great atmosphere. Staff and residents are lovely. Doona is the first face I see, always smiling and offering coffee." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I enjoy spending time with the residents and staff. I also fundraise for them. Donna the cook always goes that extra mile for the residents"
Made by a volunteer in 2019

"This is a caring house where everyone is treated the same. There is nothing too much trouble for the staff; they go the extra bit to care for the resi..." Show more
"This is a caring house where everyone is treated the same. There is nothing too much trouble for the staff; they go the extra bit to care for the residents." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Always a lovely welcome when visiting my Mum. I know her needs are being met whilst retaining her independence. A great nurturing environment."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Abbeyfield Stirling provides a flexible, person-centered service. I visit the house as an independent advocate. Residents consistently tell me that th..." Show more
"Abbeyfield Stirling provides a flexible, person-centered service. I visit the house as an independent advocate. Residents consistently tell me that the staff are wonderful, respectful and thoughtful. They speak with genuine appreciation of all aspects of their quality of life that they are supported to achieve." Show less

Made by a volunteer in 2019

"my husband, to whom I had been married for 68 years, died in January 2018. There was no way I could live by myself in our house. There was a vacant ro..." Show more
"my husband, to whom I had been married for 68 years, died in January 2018. There was no way I could live by myself in our house. There was a vacant room here, which I looked at with my family, and agreed to move in, in March 2018" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I think Abbeyfield House provides the ideal solution for my elderly relative who would otherwise be unable to live on her own, but who is not ready fo..." Show more
"I think Abbeyfield House provides the ideal solution for my elderly relative who would otherwise be unable to live on her own, but who is not ready for a nursing home. She is able to live an independent lifestyle while having her daily needs catered for." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Living in Abbeyfield House gives me the freedom and independence to come and go as I please but at the same time, managing my daily requirements, such..." Show more
"Living in Abbeyfield House gives me the freedom and independence to come and go as I please but at the same time, managing my daily requirements, such as providing meals, laundry, etc" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Abbeyfield is a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay.Manager and the staff are very nice and are very helpful at all times. We are served very ..." Show more
"Abbeyfield is a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay.Manager and the staff are very nice and are very helpful at all times. We are served very tasty and delicious food." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I am relaxed, I enjoy the company. The food is excellent; staff are lovely"
Made by a resident in 2019

"My father lives here and he is very happy with the staff, the food and general daily procedures"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Abbeyfield Stirling has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming."
Made by a resident in 2019

"the house is in a central position, close to all amenities in Stirling. It is not a laarge house & so it is not like an institution. Our manager Vikki..." Show more
"the house is in a central position, close to all amenities in Stirling. It is not a laarge house & so it is not like an institution. Our manager Vikki makes sure that the house is comfortable, warm and such a nice place for the 12 of us to spend out old age. I wouldn't like to be anywhere else." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is a very pleasant place to visit my friend. It is always warn and welcoming."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Abbeyfield House is a great place of employment. I enjoy wirking here. All the residents are great people, and grateful for what I do for them. This i..." Show more
"Abbeyfield House is a great place of employment. I enjoy wirking here. All the residents are great people, and grateful for what I do for them. This is why I love my job at Abbeyfield." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I have a lovely room with my own furniture, ornaments and pictures. The staff are very caring and friendly and always have time for a chat. There is a..." Show more
"I have a lovely room with my own furniture, ornaments and pictures. The staff are very caring and friendly and always have time for a chat. There is a lovely garden where residents can sit out in the summer, and the house is very centrally located, within walking distance of the shops." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Abbeyfield House has been the perfect housing solution for my mother who is 92. She is well cared for in beautiful surroundings, friendly & supportive..." Show more
"Abbeyfield House has been the perfect housing solution for my mother who is 92. She is well cared for in beautiful surroundings, friendly & supportive staff, & has nourishing home-cooked meals; whilst still retaining a degree of independence. It is a lovely safe home." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a safe, caring environment for my mum. It is so reassuring to know she is well looked after by a really caring community of people. There are lo..." Show more
"It is a safe, caring environment for my mum. It is so reassuring to know she is well looked after by a really caring community of people. There are lots of events that support mum and help with loneliness and improve her mental health & well-being." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"As a visitor I find it very appealing indeed for elderly residents. The accommodation is ideal, meals excellent and very varied; and the staff exceedi..." Show more
"As a visitor I find it very appealing indeed for elderly residents. The accommodation is ideal, meals excellent and very varied; and the staff exceedingly helpful and friendly. All in all first class!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"They are so good - provide excellent care of my mother in law. We don't have to worry because they are kind and she is in a safe, warm, clean environm..." Show more
"They are so good - provide excellent care of my mother in law. We don't have to worry because they are kind and she is in a safe, warm, clean environment. They do great programmes for the residents." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My Mother is very happy there. She is well looked after and feels secure. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Abbeyfield house is like a family. I have worked here for 3 years now and love coming to work every day I laugh with the residents who are the nicest..." Show more
"Abbeyfield house is like a family. I have worked here for 3 years now and love coming to work every day I laugh with the residents who are the nicest people. Staff always go that extra mile to make sure they are enjoying life within our home." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"A very pleasant and comfortable place to stay. The manager and staff are very nice and are helpful at all times. Meals are lovely and delicious."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have a comfortable room with tv (incl Sky) and ensuite toilet with shower. Regular meals are served in dining room and very sufficient and nutritiou..." Show more
"I have a comfortable room with tv (incl Sky) and ensuite toilet with shower. Regular meals are served in dining room and very sufficient and nutritious. Manageress holds regular meetings to hear our views." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I like being here because I get help if I need it and we are well fed and entertained when we wish it. The staff are most considerate. I hope I'll be ..." Show more
"I like being here because I get help if I need it and we are well fed and entertained when we wish it. The staff are most considerate. I hope I'll be able to be permanent!" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Abbeyfield has a homely atmosphere engendered by the manager and staff who are considerate, respectful and Friendly. The cuisine is excellent, and ind..." Show more
"Abbeyfield has a homely atmosphere engendered by the manager and staff who are considerate, respectful and Friendly. The cuisine is excellent, and individual tastes are catered for. In the eventide of my life I am grateful that "my lines have fallen in pleasant places"" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"A lovely house and garden. Staff who do their best to care for us + keep us happy. A very well run house providing comfort, companionship and safety i..." Show more
"A lovely house and garden. Staff who do their best to care for us + keep us happy. A very well run house providing comfort, companionship and safety in old age." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel very relaxed now at Abbeyfield. There is a nice atmosphere and the food is much better. It's nice and friendly now."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Abbeyfield is a lovely homely place for people to live; it is relaxing and has great meals, The staff are lovely and always go that wee bit extra to ..." Show more
"Abbeyfield is a lovely homely place for people to live; it is relaxing and has great meals, The staff are lovely and always go that wee bit extra to help." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
Managed by
Abbeyfield Stirling Society Ltd
Comfort, companionship and security

Living at home can become harder as you get older. But choosing to move into supported living accommodation doesn't have to mean losing your independence. In fact, many of our residents tell us it feels like a new beginning.

National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing under 25 units.
Sponsor: .
Scotland region gold award winner

Category: Retirement housing under 25 units.
Sponsor: ERoSH.
National silver award winner

Category: Retirement housing under 25 units.
Sponsor: ERoSH.
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