Abbeyfield Australia is a national not-for-profit community housing provider and the peak body representing 26 independent Abbeyfield Societies in towns and suburb across Australia. All Abbeyfield accommodation (house and hostels) are operated on a not-for-profit basis by local communities as a local solution to a local housing need.

Waverley Helpmates took an opportunity to volunteer at Abbeyfield in Ashwood at a much needed project. With the help of a team of Waverley Helpmates participants and staff, an unused area in the house was transformed in a well constructed courtyard. It was a great day teaching our team new skills. Above all it was a very rewarding and tangible contribution to the Abbeyfield community in Ashwood who will benefit from the newly created space. We look forward to maintaining involved!