Independent living at Abbeyfield Dulwich could be the perfect solution if the upkeep of your house becomes too much, but you don’t need the level of care provided in a care home.
Vacancies are rare at Abbeyfield Dulwich as we only have 7 flats, but they do come up and we currently (Nov 23) have one flat available.
If after reading this website you feel Abbeyfield Dulwich could be the right home for you, you should advise the Society of your possible interest in taking accommodation at the Society's House by contacting Jane Ross-Macdonald on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Abbeyfield Dulwich is a retirement home/sheltered home and our charitable status requires us to give priority to people who are lonely and not coping well in their own homes but who still want to lead a relatively independent and active life. We are not a nursing home and cannot accommodate anyone with dementia, severe mobility problems or anyone who needs help with personal care.
Jane will, on hearing from you, make arrangements for you to be met at the Society's House. Our current rules for visiting the house are liable to change so please check what the restrictions may be.
Should you confirm at this initial meeting that you wish to take accommodation at the Society's House, you will be asked to complete an application form and a further form addressed to your own doctor to request him or her to supply relevant medical information. Both completed forms should be returned, in confidence, to Jane Ross-Macdonald at Abbeyfield Dulwich. Application Forms are below. If you would like to 'try before you buy', we may have space for you to stay with us for a few days to see what living at Abbeyfield is like and to get to know the local area. There would be a small airbnb level cost for this.
When a vacancy arises you will be contacted to see if you are still interested and whether Abbeyfield is still the right place for you. If appropriate you will be offered accommodation and we will arrange everything with you and your sponsor.