Abbeyfield

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Abbeyfield
Predecessor The Abbeyfield Society
Formation 1956 (1956) -->
Founder Richard Carr-Gomm
Legal status Charity
Purpose Provides sheltered housing and care homes for elderly people
Headquarters St Albans, Hertfordshire
Region
United Kingdom
Official language
English
Key people
Sir Nicholas Winton

Abbeyfield, formally The Abbeyfield Society, is a large national charity in the United Kingdom, which provides sheltered housing and care homes for elderly people.

Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, it is a registered charity under English law[1] and a registered housing association.[2]

It was founded in 1956 by Old Stoic and ex-army officer Richard Carr-Gomm OBE (1922–2008).[3]

The Abbeyfield Society directly owns and manages around 200 houses and 20 care homes. It is also affiliated with independent local Abbeyfield charities who together run a further 250 Abbeyfield Society Houses and 60 care homes across the UK. The Abbeyfield Kent Society is the largest independent Abbeyfield in the world.

A blue plaque in Gomm Road, Bermondsey, London Borough of Southwark, commemorates Richard Carr-Gomm and Abbeyfield Society.[4]

Humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton was awarded the MBE for his role with Abbeyfield.

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