This afternoon we chatted to Samantha Allen from Abbeyfield, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the lives of older people easier and more fulfilling. Abbeyfield helps people to live independently by providing a range of services, all of which are linked to the local community. There are 700 houses and 80 care homes across England.
Samantha told us about their recent success in the Best Care Home awards. Tamar House, an Abbeyfield care home in Plymouth, beat over 2700 3* Care Quality Commission rated homes to win the title of Best Care Home in England! Further to this success, Bramwell House in Stockport and Epping Forest's Cunningham House won regional best care home for the North and South East!
For more information on the society go to http://www.abbeyfield.com/Pages/index.aspx