Making time for older people.

Abbeyfield Southern Oaks is a community based organisation which relies on volunteers to help us achieve our goals


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Abbeyfield Southern Oaks is a not for profit organisation. We are affiliated to The Abbeyfield Society, but are independent and run our own affairs.


Regulator: Housing Corporation H1185  

Registered Office: The Old House, Epsom Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1JZ

Registered Charity Number 247308

The company, which is limited by guarantee, is registered in England and Wales at the above address (registration number 734705)

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Works on the Nonsuch Abbeyfield Extra Care Community on Old School Lane, Ewell have started. Enabling works including demolition of the existing buildings and establishment of the site compound are underway. Castleoak, our construction partner, will then start the construction works in late December 2017 with completion of the building in the latter half of 2019. For details of our progress and ongoing updates please go to the

 Nonsuch Abbeyfield website


New Development in Ewell

Abbeyfield UK

Abbeyfield began in 1956 when Richard Carr-Gomm became concerned about the number of elderly and lonely people living in Bermondsey, London . Today the Abbeyfield Society has grown to include about 500 member societies throughout the United Kingdom , and many more in other countries. The member societies provide between them accommodation for over 8000 residents, supported by as many as 10,000 volunteers. The national Society has its headquarters in St Albans , Hertfordshire, where a small staff gives support and advice to the member societies. The Abbeyfield way of life provides a balance of privacy and caring support which can be ideal for many older people who no longer feel happy living alone. These days people are living longer, and families are becoming spread farther apart as younger generations move around the country for their jobs. Therefore, the likelihood that older people will spend their last years alone has increased. Thankfully, better standards of living and improved healthcare mean that most people can look forward to an active and fulfilling life in older age, and often people are able to stay in their own homes with the help of community care services. But to some there comes a time when coping alone becomes too much, when visitors become fewer and fewer, and feelings of isolation and insecurity loom large. Often families are at a distance, and are anxious about their loved ones. In these circumstances, moving to a lively and supportive Abbeyfield house becomes an attractive prospect.

“I've absolutely no regrets. No more worries about heating bills, shopping or cooking.” (resident)

“These last few years have been great because we've been able to spend much more time together and get to know each other again. “(daughter)