Friars Mead is a purpose-built 26-bed residential care home.

Friars Mead opened in 1992, a purpose-built residential care home, located in the heart of Kings Langley Village. Operating as part of the national charity, The Abbeyfield Society, we offer residential care for older people. At FriarsMead, we care for the elderly who would like assistance with their daily living.

One of the greatest fears for older people is losing their independence. But residential care doesn’t have to feel that way. In a safe environment that feels like home, you might be surprised at how independent and free one can be. With 26 en-suite bedrooms of varying sizes, plus communal rooms and extensive gardens, our residential care feels like a home from home.

We believe that life is to be lived and loved, so we put individual choice at the heart of home design and activity planning.

Our approach to care

We aim to assist an increasing number of older people to enjoy a high quality of independent living, 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.


  • Respite care
  • Palliative care
  • GP Support when required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Close to local shops
  • Near public transport
  • Lift
  • Stairlift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Residents’ kitchenette
  • Phone point in own room/mobile
  • Television point in own room
  • Residents internet access

Our values

We offer residents and future residents:

  • The confidence that they will enjoy fair treatment at all times per 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 concerning 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 that helps them to maintain as much independence as they can 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, and have their views sought, listened to and responded to.
  • Access to the GP on request.
  • Access to the District Nurse when necessary
  • Access to a compliments and complaints procedure.
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We are proud that we have a 9.4 review score.
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Friars Mead CQC report

Hertfordshire County Council and the CQC inspect our care home annually. The latest CQC report is available here.

View or download a pdf of the Abbeyfield Friars Mead, Kings Langley CQC report.

Friars Mead Care Home, Kings Langley, Herts

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

Contact us

If you have any questions or would simply like to find out more about Friars Mead, you can contact us: Please let us know on our Contact us page

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If you would like to book a visit or come and spend some time at Friars Mead to see if it’s right for you please contact us to arrange by using the contact us form on this page.

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