Supported living

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Lead your life, the way you want with security, independence and peace of mind.

Abbeyfield Ferring has been providing supported-living for nearly 40 years giving older people independence in a homely environment.

The Old School House, in the heart of Ferring village, offers quality supported-living accommodation with a homely, community atmosphere with a little more support when you need it.

Our accommodation is similar to assisted living and sheltered housing models but with an emphasis on our staff and volunteers having time for our residents. We support your independence in your own private studio room with a member of staff on site during the day, every day plus the added security of a 24-hour call alarm system. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen area equipped for making breakfast, light snacks and drinks. Residents are welcome to furnish their room with items from home.

Our House Manager checks on people each day and is there to assist as and when needed. If personal care is required it can be arranged through our domiciliary care service.

The Old School House

The Old School provides accommodation for eleven people to stay with us. Short-term and respite stays are possible when we have space available. Our aim is to ensure that residents feel safe, secure and comfortable but remain as independent as they can. We support and encourage independence with social activities and events to help keep residents active. There is an emphasis on companionship and the accommodation has a real communal feel.

We have a lovely garden that has recently been landscaped and encourage our residents to get out and about as often as they wish.

Home cooked meals and a programme of activities

The attractive two-storey house has a lift and safety handrails located around the building. Our newly landscaped walled garden has space to enjoy the sun and do a little gardening. There is an attractive new pond and fountain plus a sunny conservatory which is very popular with residents.

Inside, there are two comfortable living room spaces, one with a communal dining area. Our residents frequently get together for social activities and meet in the dining-room to enjoy freshly cooked meals provided twice every day. We prepare all our meals on site using locally sourced, healthy produce. The meals are included as part of the housing package.

Support, security and friendship

We are committed to encouraging residents to maintain their independence while offering support, security and companionship as part of our supported-living package.

All of our staff are enhanced DBS checked. Our Home Companions are on hand to provide additional support and friendship.

Prospective residents and their families are encouraged to view the home and spend time with a member of the team who is happy to answer any questions.

Delightful village setting

The lovely village of Ferring maintains a real sense of community. A range of thriving shops, village hall, library, GP surgery, dentist and a historic Anglican Church are all within yards of Old School House. There are several local beauty spots and walks to be enjoyed.

It is easy and convenient to catch one of the frequent buses to Worthing, Rustington, Brighton and other locations, enabling our residents to continue to get out and about and lead fulfilling lives.

Would you like more details about supported living in Ferring? Please call us on 01903 504240.

  • 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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