High standards of care for older people
Our Residential Care Home and Domiciliary Services were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in May 2019. 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 – Chief Executive Officer
Jacqui Swindells joined the Abbeyfield Ferring Society in May of 2017. As Chief Executive, she 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 over 20 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 the Worthing Dementia Action Alliance steering group and a Dementia Friends Champion.