About Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society

Find out more about the Abbeyfield Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society and our retirement homes.

About the Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society

The Abbeyfield (Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead) Society Limited is part of the national Abbeyfield movement and is a charity which exists to provide high quality housing at a reasonable cost for elderly people.

Each house is run by a volunteer committee which enables us to keep our fees low and caring staff provide meals and support in a family atmosphere.

Each resident has their own en-suite room (or flat) to furnish as they wish and also use of communal areas including extensive well kept gardens.

Whilst we are not a registered care home and cannot provide personal care we do provide support and will work with residents and their families to ensure older people are able to retain their dignity and independence for as long as possible.

We have heritage at our heart

Learn more about how Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society began


The first Abbeyfield house opens in Bermondsey.


The Abbeyfield Society is established as a charity.


The Abbeyfield Society reaches 100 homes across the UK with 50 more in progress.


Prince Charles becomes Patron of The Abbeyfield Society.


We continue to enrich the lives of older people throughout Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead.

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Herts Healthy Workplace Level 1 Badge



Meet our friendly team

Find out more about the people behind Abbeyfield Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society


Business Operations Manager

"Coming to work is a joy, not only do I have the opportunity to hear stories about the wonderful life lead by our residents, I get to work with an amazing team."



"We have always strived to be forward thinking making sure we keep our houses fit for purpose. We value our Residents, staff and volunteers, the end result:-Happy Residents, Happy Staff - Happy Homes"


Executive Chair

"I enjoy supporting the running of the house ensuring that it is a home for people who want to live in a friendly caring environment with staff that make them feel safe and still an important part of society."


House Manager at Sibley's Orchard

I have worked at Sibley’s Orchard for 8 years. On a daily basis I cook a nutritious tasty meal, communicate with residents and staff, ensure all paperwork is up to date, plan meetings and activities. Every day is different !


House Manager at St. Mary's House

" I come to work knowing that the daily support we offer allows our residents at St Mary's to live a full happy life with dignity whilst always maintaining their individuality."


House Manager at Annett House

Working Annett House gives me great pleasure as I able to support our residents in living the independent life they wish but ensuring that all their needs are met.