A warm welcome
The first Abbeyfield Society was founded in 1956 by Richard Carr-Gomm in Bermondsey in London. The first meeting regarding the formation of a Society was held in Abbeyfield Road, hence the name of the organisation. The movement grew through the establishment of many separate independent societies, some of whom have several houses.
The Abbeyfield movement has spread beyond the UK and encourages and supports the establishment of Abbeyfield Societies in other countries. The average age of residents in Abbeyfield is 85 years, and approximately 9,000 people are currently living in Abbeyfield houses. Abbeyfield is a volunteer lead movement.
A team that cares
The homely feel at Oxenford House is nurtured by our staff. Our team have been carefully selected not only for their professional ability, but also because of their dedication and commitment to making a difference by helping everyone in the home to have a happy, independent and fulfilling life.
We aim to provide the highest quality care at a fair price whilst enhancing the quality of life of each individual resident. The attention to detail that comes from a totally dedicated and committed workforce is overseen by the continued full-time involvement of the general manager. Oxenford House is a personalised, individual home where sometimes the smallest detail enables us to stand out from the rest. The key to our success at Oxenford House is that everyone is helped to feel at home. We encourage residents to bring their own reminders of home, such as pieces of furniture, pictures, ornaments and other special momentos to
help personalise their bedrooms. Within walking distance can be found a public house, village store, post office and various places of worship, all of which contribute to a lively village community.