Why Choose Abbeyfield, Ripon?

Making time for older people and helping them stay independent for longer

Abbeyfield Ripon is a not-for-profit charity for older people (Registered Charity Reg No: 501960), providing independent living. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for residents through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment to maintain a socially active life.

You gain more freedom to do what you enjoy.

We are close to Ripon’s shops, cafes and Spa Gardens for meeting up with friends and family.

We provide delicious home-cooked food every day for lunch and tea – no more racking your brains to think about what to prepare, our cooks do that for you. They welcome your new ideas.

Mealtimes are a social time, meeting and chatting with other residents and staff. Otherwise you choose how much time you want to spend in communal areas.

You have your own keys to come and go as you please.

You have the time and energy to spend doing things you choose to do without worrying about all of the everyday chores. We don’t clean your rooms or do your laundry for you so there is something left for you to do.

One thing that can worry prospective residents is the thought of downsizing. Rather than thinking of it as letting go of things it is helpful to concentrate on the things that really matter.
One wise resident always said “I have everything I need”.

“Security, friends, no cooking!”

“Friendly care, devoted staff, peace of mind”

“Wonderful, warm and welcoming”

Will I fit in?

You can come and see for yourself – All our residents have quickly settled in here, you bring your own treasured possessions so you soon feel at home.

Shared mealtimes mean that you get to know other residents quickly. All residents feel very fortunate to have found the security, peace of mind and friendship that our unique and welcoming house provides.

You remain independent and, because meals and maintenance issues are taken care of, have more energy to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the lifestyle like here?

A. There’s a family atmosphere here. With only 10 residents the staff know everyone’s individual preferences. You have your own room and meet up for lunch and dinner so you can choose how gregarious you wish to be. Come and visit us; have lunch with the residents and sample the atmosphere for yourself.

Q. Can I bring my own furniture?

A. Yes absolutely. Make your room your own.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Currently our room rents are from £1353.00 per month. These include lunch & tea each day, council tax, heating & electricity, and your helpline pendant. You will need to pay for a phone line separately.

Q. Can I bring my own car?

A. Yes, we have parking for up to five cars at the front of the house.