Abbeyfield NZ Inc

Abbeyfield New Zealand – supported living for older people
Abbeyfield’s uniqueness stems from their focus on housing for older people. While residents over 65 years are eligible, the majority of their residents are in their 70s and 80s. Abbeyfield is a home and an answer to the needs of companionship, affordability and practical support to enable older tenants to live independently, with dignity.
Established in New Zealand in 1991 they are part of the international Abbeyfield movement. There are 13 houses around the country, one under construction, and more in the planning stages.
All residents are tenants of Abbeyfield homes and each residence is classified as a boarding house. Home to mainly single residents, Abbeyfield homes are conveniently located large houses with 10 to 14 studios. An Abbeyfield House aims to be ‘a typical house in a typical street’ offering companionship, independence and support in rental accommodation at a price affordable to the majority of older people.

Become a member

Membership Benefits

  • Voice of the sector: contribute to whole-of-sector policy positions
  • Conferences and training at a reduced member rate
  • Fortnightly e-bulletins sent directly to your inbox
  • Access to a members-only section on the CHA website
  • Participation in member surveys and forums
  • Access to the CHA quality assurance programme and training
  • Advance notices about new developments and initiatives.

The CHA Constitution sets out two categories of members – Full and Partner  these are defined below:

Full Membership

These are Iwi, Maori and Pacific Island and Community or voluntary housing organisations and groups which are either:

a) Providers of Community housing, or

b) Groups intending or seeking to become providers of Community- housing, or

c) Groups of residents/tenants of community housing, or

d) Groups which advocate for Community housing or residents of Community housing as part of their work.

The annual fee for Full Members is based on your organisation’s gross income:

1. Up to $1m, the fee is $500 +GST

2. From $1m to $5m the fee is $1,000 +GST

3. $5m and over the fee is $1,500 +GST per annum.

Partner Membership

These are individuals, local authorities, private development companies, and other private and public entities which invest, operate, own or develop affordable, Community and/or Social housing.

If you have a question about which category of membership you should apply for, please contact us to discuss.

The annual fee for Partner Member is fixed at $250 + GST per annum.

The membership year is from 1 Jan – 30 Dec.