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

A typical day in Abbeyfield Southern Oaks

It is difficult to describe a typical day because each of our residents has his or her own personality, interests, preferences and community ties.  Because our residents prepare their own breakfast in their room, they have the freedom to get up at whatever time they wish. Some mornings may be taken up with an activity such as armchair exercises or a coffee morning for friends and neighbours. Residents are free to attend such activities or not, depending on their personal choice. Some may choose to go out shopping in the morning, or visit friends or family. Local buses run regularly to many different destinations.

“The highlight of my day is awaking in the morning and feeling secure, surrounded by my own possessions and many items of pure nostalgia. After making myself breakfast, I watch the tiny children pass my window on their way to school. Then I plan my day, knowing the housekeeper will prepare a wonderful lunch. “(resident)

Lunch  is the main meal of the day and is served in the dining-room at about 12.45pm. Residents eat lunch and supper together. Most residents spend a quiet afternoon in their rooms, but again there is complete freedom to do whatever you want. There may be more activity organised in the evenings after supper, We hold regular ‘consultation' meetings with residents when we check their views and invite them to make suggestions about the activities provided, meals, house decoration and furnishings and other services, such as film showings, theatre outings or Scrabble evenings.

 “Highlights? - Daily, the lovely meals which I haven't cooked! - Weekly, the opportunity to continue involvement at my church in Wimbledon, thanks to a kind friend with a car, and to continue voluntary work and contact with friends. Occasionally - pub lunches, theatres and concerts.” (resident)