About us

Friars Mead is a purpose-built residential care home for 27 people in the older age category.  It is provided by the Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society, a charitable organisation.  Friars Mead is a home for the frail elderly who would like assistance with their daily living.

Aims and objectives

To assist an increasing number of older people to enjoy a high quality of independent living, provided through a range of services including support, housing or care with local community involvement.  We enable our residents to be as independent as possible for as long as possible.

Our values

Residents and future residents will be offered:

  • The confidence that they will enjoy fair treatment at all times in accordance with the Charity’s Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • The chance to live in dignity, valued and respected as individuals, enjoying all rights associated with citizenship.
  • Privacy and confidentiality in respect of their private affairs.
  • Security and safety within their home as part of a caring community, able to enjoy the right to be alone and undisturbed.
  • The opportunity to live a full life and seek fulfilment as individuals, making choices about the way they live their lives.
  • Practical, flexible and personalised care and assistance they helps them to maintain as much independence as they are able to enjoy, taking their own decisions and appropriate risks.
  • Involvement in planning, developing and delivering activities that target social isolation and loneliness.
  • The opportunity to be engaged, have their views sought, listened to and responded to.
  • Access to the G.P. when requested.
  • Access to the District Nurse when necessary.
  • Access to a complaints procedure.

CQC Rating


Friars Mead is inspected annually by Hertfordshire County Council and by the CQC.  The latest CQC report is available here.

Friars Mead is proud to hold a 5 star for hygiene rating.