Core standard rating for Honiton’s Abbeyfield

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 April 2016

Some of the staff and residents at Abbeyfield Honiton following their Core Standard Award. Ref mhh 16-16SH 1574. Picture: Simon Horn

Some of the staff and residents at Abbeyfield Honiton following their Core Standard Award. Ref mhh 16-16SH 1574. Picture: Simon Horn

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The core standard was awarded by the Abbeyfield Society in recognition of the home’s achievements in meeting standards that reflect the society’s core values and best practices in its aim to enhance the lives of old people.

Residents and staff at Abbeyfield in Honiton are celebrating after the home received a core standard rating for delivering a sterling service.

The High Street home, which is run by an executive committee of volunteers, celebrated its award win last week.

The core standard was awarded by the Abbeyfield Society in recognition of the home’s achievements in meeting standards that reflect the society’s core values and best practices in its aim to enhance the lives of old people.

The house can accommodate up to ten residents, but presently has six.

Bev Faulkner, new house manager at Abbeyfield, said: “I am really thrilled with the award, but credit should be handed to Carol Capron, who was the former house manager before I joined in October last year, and the staff here at Abbeyfield. It is like a big family here, in a great big home. Everyone gets on so well and residents are all keen to share experiences with each other and support each other.

“Because of the generation they are, you get a really warm welcome each morning.

“They all live completely independently but they come together for meal time and a social chit chat at the end of the day.”

The home holds regular residents’ meetings to determine choices of what goes on in the home around the year.

Staff also take their views into account when it comes to any decisions to be made, something Mrs Faulkner thinks is key to the home’s success.

“We have a fantastic volunteer committee and are actively encouraging people to join the committee,” she added.

“Please call 01404 43322 if you would like to get involved.”


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