About Abbeyfield Brecon Society
Learn more about our society and our home
Our home, Abbeyfield House, is a sheltered home for older people where we aim to provide a peaceful, friendly atmosphere. Residents are supported to remain as independent as possible and are encouraged to make the house their home.
The Brecon Society has over 20 years history and we are located very close to the centre of Brecon’s market town. Our Society was set up to provide older people with supported living accommodation and was the first Welsh Society to achieve the Gold Star standard, as well as having a 5 star food hygiene rating.
The Abbeyfield way of life provides a home from home experience, balanced with privacy, support and security, and our staff are determined to preserve every aspect of our caring, welcoming environment.
Throughout the UK, supported by Regional and National networks, the Abbeyfield brand is committed to delivering compassion, companionship and practical help, and we are proud of our reputation and popularity in the local Brecon community. Perhaps not surprisingly currently we have a waiting list for our flat and service of hospitality.
At Abbeyfield we've been alleviating loneliness for more than 60 years
The people behind Abbeyfield Brecon Society
Poppy came to Brecon in 2015 and has been a Trustee for three years and from 2020 Company Secretary. She came to Brecon to be nearer to her three children and six granddaughters. Her career was in education, mainly in research and evaluation of national school policy and practice, and later as a school governor.
Diane has recently retired from the NHS, having worked as a paediatric nurse for 40 years and more recently as a senior manager. She has lived in Brecon for 26 years and is an active member of Brecon cathedral. She is a keen gardener and member of Brecknock gardening association and a volunteer steward at Theatre Brycheiniog. Diane has been a trustee for a year and works with the volunteers on fundraising and resident welfare.
After a career starting with Geology, then Marine Insurance at Lloyds in London, plus 30 years in the hospitality industry, Peter took early retirement and soon realised that something was missing. Peter was then invited to get involved with Abbeyfield Brecon. He has been volunteering here for the past 3 years and has been Chairperson since January 2019.
Christiane worked as a solicitor for 38 years. She has been involved with Abbeyfield Brecon for the past 8 years and became a Trustee in January 2021. Previously she was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Eastleigh CAB for 7 years. Christiane is a keen gardener and hillwalker and is kept busy with her two dogs, Archie and Kaspar.