Chairman reports excellent progress

In its Annual Report 2017, the Chairman of Abbeyfield Scotland, Jim Craigie, has outlined the excellent progress made across the business over the past year.

Significant developments included the establishment of a subsidiary trading company called Crandeen Limited to develop and manage new products and services to meet the changing demands and needs of the older person. Its activities now include the management of a private rentals investment of five bungalows in Countesswells, Aberdeen, and the development of a homecare service to be offered to the residents and local people in the surrounding area.

The details were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the charity held in mid-September. Ongoing investment in Abbeyfield’s traditional stock portfolio was also confirmed to include upgradings to improve the appeal of its much-loved Abbeyfield Houses and the development of new services where appropriate for current and future residents.

“I have spoken previously about the need to take bold and brave action to meet the challenges and opportunities of a growing and more diverse market of services to our existing and future clients and I am pleased to report that the Board and staff have met this challenge” said Jim Craigie.  “During 2016-2017 we have seen the foundations put in place for the transformation of Abbeyfield Scotland necessary to deliver the Board’s vision of being an exemplar provider of care services to the marketplace and to those individuals who value their independence”.

Both the Chairman and the Chief Executive, Niall Patterson paid tribute to the hard work, professionalism and compassion of staff, Board members and volunteers throughout Abbeyfield Scotland, which had delivered a year of tangible change and achievement in service quality, governance and business growth.

To view the 2017 Annual Report, please click on the link below:

Annual Report 2017