Independent Living

Enjoy Independent Supported Living at The Fairbank Society in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Enhance your independence
At The Fairbank Society, we provide a supportive environment for older people seeking a rewarding independent lifestyle. Enjoy a carefree existence with no worries about doing the cooking, cleaning and laundry, or keeping on top of the garden. Enjoy your time browsing the wide selection of independent shops on Main Street, strolling round our beautiful gardens or taking a book to read on one of the many sheltered seating areas. If you wish to join in with some of the activities we arrange over the year, then feel free to do so, but equally your time is your own to do as you please. Taking on a tenancy with us means you can come and go as you wish, taking a holiday without worrying about your home while you are away is a definite plus point. 

Janet Farrington


Dot and Lucy


Alison and Fiona

Admin / Cooking

Janine, Ken, Sally, Maggie, Tina, Joan and Johanna


Lynn, Emma and Karen


  •  28/08/2024 01:45 PM
  •   Gables Drawing room
  •  29/08/2024 01:45 PM
  •   Travers House
  •  16/07/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Travers House

Bring your knitting and join us for a coffee and biscuits.

  •  03/07/2024 11:15 AM
  •   Gables drawing room
  •  18/06/2024 07:50 AM
  •   Ireby Green Cafe
  •  08/06/2024 02:00 PM
  •   The Gardens of The Fairbank Society

All welcome to come and join us. Refreshments on a strawberry theme will be served throughout the afternoon. Staff and Trustees will be on hand to answer questions about our Supported Living Scheme and may be able to show people around the comfortable living accommodation that could be available.

  •  15/05/2024 02:15 PM
  •   Travers House
  •  10/04/2024 02:00 PM
  •   Fairbank Society Gables
  •  26/03/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Travers House
  •  23/02/2024 02:30 PM
  •   Travers House

A talk by one of our trustees, Gill Sykes on her trip to the Azores.


We have a wonderful group of cooks who provide a two course lunch and a lighter option tea on a daily basis. We use top quality ingredients from local suppliers. We stock the residents' larder with breakfast items to choose from, residents can then select what they wish, and take it to eat in their rooms at a time to suit them.


Residents' rooms are cleaned by our in house team on a specified day of the week, so the resident will always know when their cleaner is coming.


We will launder your personal clothing items and bedding on an allocated day whilst you relax and spend your time how you would wish to.


Our beautiful gardens and lawns are a wonderful place to sit and relax for our residents. We also take advantage when the sun is shining to host afternoon teas and celebrate special days in the garden.

  • The Fairbank Society, Fairbank, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2BD, England, UK

Registered Charity Number 258882

Does the monthly rental include everything ?
The only additional cost to the resident would be a private phone line or subscription to additional TV services such as Netflix or Sky.
Is there internet access available ?
In 2023, we invested significantly on our broadband infrastructure, for both wi-fi and ethernet connections. There is a B4RN connection in each room  We also host the B4RN cabinet for the area.
Are there amenities close to Fairbank ?
Yes, very much so. Just down the road, a short walk away is St Mary's Church. There are many benches positioned in the grounds, so potential for a nice rest before walking through the gates and on to Main Street, and our lovely shopping street with newsagent, card shop, butchers, clothes shops, charity shops post office and gift shops. We also have Boots the Chemist, and famous high street brands FatFace and Edge of the World. There is a Booths supermarket, and a Spar shop. The Doctors surgery is a short walk away, and we also have a local dentist. There are several very popular coffee shops, and many different styles of pub. In fact, pretty much everything you could wish for on a daily basis, is in Kirkby Lonsdale.
What transport services are available in Kirkby Lonsdale ?
There is a bus service which runs to a timetable to Kendal and beyond. There is also a volunteer car service, which can be booked if you have a medical appointment to attend. There is a small mileage charge for this and as it is run by volunteer drivers, booking is made by telephone and is on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill in this short form if you are interested in becoming a resident.

Honorary Treasurer

The Fairbank Society is seeking a new Trustee to take over the role of Honorary Treasurer.  The Society, a registered charity, has been providing sheltered living to some 24 residents in Kirkby Lonsdale for the past 55 years.  The role involves carrying out all financial activities of the Society which has an annual turnover of £500k.  Further information can be obtained from the present Honorary Treasurer, Iain Bride at or 07729 888829.