Headwell House

Welcome to Headwell House, Dunfermline


Built to a new design concept, Headwell offers superior accommodation on two floors. All bedrooms offer extensive living space, which are tastefully furnished to a high standard, and have the addition of ensuite wet rooms. Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with additional soft furnishings and decorations of choice, making each room unique to the individual. There are 2 large communal living spaces on both floors, where residents, families and friends are actively encouraged to join in all the social activities that are on offer on a daily basis. We have the addition of an activities and library room on the first floor, where fun and games or even a bit of peace and quiet are the order of the day.

Headwell House can accommodate 44 older people in 4 purpose built wings of 11 rooms and we have the additional benefit of 2 unique specialist units for younger adults which are staffed independently incorporating 6 bedrooms with their own sitting room and dining room. Being situated in the heart of Dunfermline, Headwell House utilises the excellent transport links to gain access to the many and varied activity centres throughout Fife and the Lothians for our residents, it also facilitates easy commuter access for family members.

Abbotsford believe that their staff are a key to their success and here at Headwell, we have in place an excellent, on-going training programme for all staff members. A wide variety of subjects are covered, from Dementia training to Huntingtons awareness. We also have an extensive induction training and refresher programme, which all staff must attend. My team are also given every opportunity to further their own personal development, with external training programmes for SVQ levels 2 and 3 or any other courses which would enhance their working practice.



Quality Assurance Manager – Suzanne Docherty

I have worked for Abbotsford for over 20 years in various roles since I qualified as a psychiatric nurse in Perth. My current role involves visiting all our homes in a quality assurance role and supporting the care home managers.

I hold a Registered Managers Award and I have a passion for developing our services for people with Dementia. I am currently the Dementia Ambassador for Abbotsford. I have had a close involvement with on-going development of our individualised care plans.

I have a busy home life with my husband, 2 children and lots of animals.


Tricia Simpson 

Assistant Care Manager – Tricia Simpson

Having enjoyed over 10 years' experience in the care sector I have worked through various levels of competency attaining my NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care earlier this year. Originally from Falkirk I am now based in Dunfermline and joined the Abbotsford team initially as a Senior Carer recently gaining promotion to the position of Assistant Care Manager.

I have two sons and a baby grandson whom I adore and maintaining my family life is extremely important to me. I have experienced a varied and interesting career to date predominantly working within the retail sector holding positions as Sales Manager and Team Leader with various companies. I am a fully qualified florist and was privileged enough to own my own successful business, my passion for anything creative and artistic continues.

Working at management level, I relish and rise to any challenge and am happy to lead from the forefront. My main work ethos is to provide an excellent quality and standard of care supporting individuals to continue to maintain an active meaningful life. As a member of the Abbotsford family and in the position I am privileged to hold I remain firmly focused and committed to my role.

Latest News


Visit from Zoo Lab at Headwell
Saturday, 16 September 2017
There was much anticipation at Headwell on Friday wondering what creatures we would be seeing from our first visit from Zoo Lab

There was much anticipation at Headwell on Friday wondering what creatures we would be seeing from our first visit from Zoo Lab. September is Zoo...
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Visit from Zoo Lab at Headwell

Summer Fete at Headwell
Saturday, 19 August 2017

On a bright and not too rainy day in August we held our annual summer fete at Headwell House. We hold 3 fete every year at Easter, Summer and...
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Summer Fete at Headwell

Trip to Butterfly World Edinburgh
Monday, 10 July 2017

Residents in both Oak and Beech enjoyed a trip to Butterfly world in Edinburgh this week. The day began with getting everyone ready for the train...
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Trip to Butterfly World Edinburgh

May Activities at Headwell
Monday, 1 May 2017

Here is our plan for the month of May here at Headwell House. We have a couple of outings to the theatre this month  first  to see  photos and...
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May Activities at Headwell

Easter Time at Headwell
Saturday, 15 April 2017

Headwell House hosted their annual Easter Fete and the weather was very kind to us. A number of residents, relatives and staff and children joined...
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Easter Time at Headwell

Christmas Fete at Headwell
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Christmas Fete at Headwell

Our annual Christmas fete was held on the 10th of December, it was a busy day planning and setting up stalls. Catherine Earley one of our Carers took...
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Christmas Fete at Headwell

Children in Need Onesie Day
Friday, 18 November 2016
Children in Need Onesie Day

It was decided with residents and staff to fundraise for Children in need by wearing or pyjamas and onesies to work for the day, residents were also...
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Children in Need Onesie Day

Sponsored walk
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Sponsored walk

It was decided a few months ago that we would organise a sponsored walk for residents funds round Lochore meadow. The date was set to correspond with...
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Sponsored walk

Eurovision at Headwell
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Eurovision at Headwell

Great planning was put in to Headwall's recent Eurovision party. Food and drink from Europe was tasted and enjoyed along with the singing on the...
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Eurovision at Headwell

Headwell Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, 26 March 2016
Headwell Easter Egg Hunt

Headwell House hosted an Easter egg hunt for children on Saturday along with an Easter raffle and coffee afternoon. Many friends and relatives joined...
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Headwell Easter Egg Hunt

Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016

Abbotsford Care once again held their annual awards party at the beautiful setting of the Bay Hotel in Kinghorn.With 12 speciality awards presented...
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Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016

Winter Bash
Friday, 1 January 2016
Winter Bash

Winter's here lets spread the cheer and have lots of fun fun fun!On Friday the 18th December there was a wonderful winter Bash held at the Bay Hotel...
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Winter Bash

Winter Fayre
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Winter Fayre

Abbotsford Headwell house staff, residents and family members worked together to raise money at the Christmas fayre, all monies raised went to the...
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Winter Fayre

Nosy Parkers’ Flora Arrangement
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Nosy Parkers’ Flora Arrangement

Abbotsford Headwell House Nosy Parker group get a demonstration in the art of arranging flowers for the festive season.Every Wednesday Abbotsford...
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Nosy Parkers’ Flora Arrangement

Headwell supports Macmillan Nurses
Friday, 9 October 2015
Headwell supports Macmillan Nurses

The local Christian community church organised an afternoon tea in support of Macmillan nurse, this was held in Bruce lounge in Headwell house.A very...
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Headwell supports Macmillan Nurses

Claire Berry, Employee of the Year
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Claire Berry, a senior carer working at Dunfermline's Abbotsford care home, Headwell House, was the winner at the recent awards evening of the...
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Claire Berry, Employee of the Year

Contact Us


Abbotsford Headwell House
Headwell Avenue
Dunfermline
KY12 0JY

T: 01383 733 163

E: dunfermline@abbotsford-care.co.uk

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