Abbeyfield wins gold star for quality

Abbeyfield Northallerton society chairman Keith Windridge and Vice Chairman Christine Roddam with the Gold Star certificate (S)
Abbeyfield Northallerton society chairman Keith Windridge and Vice Chairman Christine Roddam with the Gold Star certificate (S)

THE Abbeyfield House at Fir Lodge, South Parade in Northallerton has announced that it is one of the first Abbeyfield houses in the North of England to be awarded the Abbeyfield Gold Star Standard.

The gold star is a national performance standard for the Abbeyfield movement that is recognised by Social Service Departments as a guarantee of quality.

The Gold Star award which was presented on 31 January 2012, is a mark of quality that residents can expect to receive at Fir Lodge, which provides supported sheltered housing for 12 older residents.

Mr Keith Windridge, Chairman of Fir Lodge in Northallerton said: “The award is testament to the commitment of our staff and volunteers.

“In line with the Abbeyfield ethos, we place great emphasis on providing companionship and independence to residents regardless of their financial circumstances.”