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.
Read our full profile here: Abbeyfield Profile 2018.pdf