Abbeyfield Kent Marks 49th Birthday

The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a leading Kent based charity and housing association, marks its 49th birthday on Monday 16th May.

Abbeyfield Kent Turns 49 on 16th May 2016
Abbeyfield Kent Turns 49 on 16th May 2016

With a number and variety of homes across Kent, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has been providing care, compassion and companionship for older people across the county for 49 years this month.

Kent got its first Abbeyfield home in 1967, when Rev Tom Rogers noticed that older people in the area were lonely and in desperate need of care. He set up a home in Gillingham, which was made financially secure by volunteer, Trevor Cox, who had a strong commercial background. Cox’s leadership proved inspirational in the construction of Rogers House in Gillingham, which became the first residential care home in the county to provide 24-hour care and compassion. 

Leon Steer, Chief Executive of Abbeyfield Kent commented: “We are so proud of how far we have come over the years and what we have achieved. It has been an incredible journey and we believe we have a very exciting future ahead. 

“This year we will open our new care home, Barnes Lodge, in Tonbridge, and the next two years will see us developing two new extra care housing schemes. We have a lot going on and it will be great to see what the next 49 years has in store for The Abbeyfield Kent Society.” 

Posted : 16/05/2016

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