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High standards of care for older people

Our Residential Home and Domiciliary Services were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in September 2016. Abbeyfield Ferring was considered to be ‘good’ in all areas: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The Abbeyfield Ferring Society was founded in 1980 by the late Bill Cornwell and his wife, Joan.

Our mission: to enhance the lives of older people

As a not-for-profit Registered Society we provide very high standards of care for the older residents of Ferring and our local area. Our services include help at home, supported living and residential care.

We are a member of the Abbeyfield Society, a national and international network of high-quality care services and care homes with more than 9,500 people in 720 houses. We believe in the guiding principles of Abbeyfield and being a part of this organisation provides us with oversight and support for everything that we do. Evidence of our high-quality care provision includes: a favourable Care Quality Commission Report (2013); the Abbeyfield Gold Star Award (2013); and a five star Environmental Health rating (2015); CQC ratings of ‘Good’ for both Cornwell House and our Domiciliary Care service.


Jacqui Swindells – CEO


Jacqui Swindells joined the Abbeyfield Ferring Society in May of 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the daily operation of the charity’s services reporting directly to Abbeyfield Ferring’s Board of Trustees. Jacqui has a Masters Degree in Health and Social Care and 17 years of experience working with local charitable care providers including Guild Care and the Worthing Alzheimer’s Society.

Jacqui joined Abbeyfield Ferring from Guild Care where she held the position as Day Services Manager. Her role included running the Guild Care Centre for older people; the health, wellbeing and activities services; project managing the charity’s numerous dementia day services and setting up the respected Bradbury Wellbeing Centre for people with dementia at Haviland House.

She is a member of Worthing Dementia Action Alliance steering group and is a Dementia Friends Champion.


Nick Rodgers Chair of Trustees


Nick Rodgers is one of a group of volunteer Trustees who serve on the management committee, bringing a wealth of experience to the operation of our care services.

Nick has been a member of the board since April 2015 and is an award winning funding specialist for Charities and the Voluntary Sector.

He has been responsible for the funding of a wide variety of community projects including sport, exercise and wellbeing, IT and technology, arts and heritage. He is particularly skilled in the funding of activities for charities, business and academia.

In 2014, he won the University of Brighton’s Community Excellence Award and the Scarman Trust’s national award for innovative service delivery.

When he is not supporting the board at Abbeyfield Ferring, he is a keen musician and cyclist.

  • Abbeyfield Ferring
  • 50 Ferring Street
  • Ferring
  • Worthing BN12 5JP

  • 01903 240 313

The Abbeyfield Ferring Society Limited is a member of the National Abbeyfield Society under the Royal Patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales KG. KT. GCB.
The Society is registered with the Housing (No. H3162) and is an exempt charity.
Cornwell House and the Domiciliary Service are Registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.


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