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Your Life Here

Austenmead

Your Life Here

Austenmead

Your Life Here

Austenmead

Your Life Here

Austenmead

Your Life Here

Austenmead

The staff and trustees of Austenmead aim to make your life here with us comfortable, safe and enjoyable – and to make it your new home.

There is a weekly diary of activities including daily coffee mornings, gentle exercise classes, arts and crafts sessions, games and weekly visits from a hairdresser and manicurist (fee not included).  In the evenings there are film nights, visits from local musicians and from the brownies! Trips out are sometimes organised and not forgetting our annual Strawberry Tea for staff, trustees, residents and their friends and family – all accompanied by a local brass band.  There’s always something going on and you can take part as much or as little as you like.

Bob Forster

Bob Forster

Chair of Trustees

Bob has a background in Business Management and Health and Safety and leads a team of trustees with differing areas of expertise, who together manage the direction of the home.  The trustees are frequent visitors to the home, not only on business, but also to assist with residents’ activities and listen to their ideas on the many aspects of life at Austenmead.

Lesley

Lesley

House Manager

Lesley co-manages the house with Beverley and has an extensive background in the caring profession, including both old and young alike, and has been with us at Austenmead since 2014.  Always thinking of new activities to enrich the lives of the residents, both mentally and physically, Lesley’s aim is to make the house a home.

Beverley

House Manager

Beverley co-manages the house with Lesley and has worked within elderly care for over 10 years, previously working within management in the catering sector. Having worked in other Abbeyfield supported housing prior to joining the team at Austenmead, Beverley has a wealth of experience in helping make our residents lives as independent and safe as possible whilst part of the Austenmead family.

It is a lovely house standing in its own large garden. Inside we are a small community of elderly people living in a happy atmosphere. The food is very good, and the staff are always pleasant and friendly. The House Manager works hard to provide entertainment for us all.

Mary, resident since 2014

I have been allowed to organise activities, which means I am busily occupied most days, we have CD music sessions, DVD film sessions, and play games like Rummikub, Chess, Cribbage or do jigsaws.

Zoe, resident since 2014

Lovely warm room and bed.  Good meals.  Kind attention and care.  High standard.

Joan, resident since 2014