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

Future Plans

The number of older people in our communities is growing as life expectancy increases. At the same time, older people are choosing to stay longer in their own homes. They are able to do this because of increasing levels of fitness, and because of the increase in care services provided in the community and the availability of ready made meals and other labour saving advances.

Therefore, when many people do decide to move nowadays, they tend to be older and frailer than in the past. Nonsuch Abbeyfield has been considering for some time how to improve and extend our services to meet the changing needs of older people. After a great deal of research and thought we have decided that we need to provide residential housing with 24 hour care support.

To this end we have purchased a local site and applied for outline planning permission. However, we have to raise a considerable sum of money before we can commit to detailed plans and specifications.

Even when the extra money has been raised, there will be quite a considerable amount to do before the building work can begin. Architects have already been selected, but they will have to draw up and submit detailed plans for full Planning Permission. After the plans have been approved the building contractors will have to be selected and briefed.

Given the size of the fundraising challenge, we think it likely that the start of the construction period will have to be deferred until 2016, or even 2017. This would imply an opening date in 2018 or 2019. We will be seeking advice and views from our residents and their families in all aspects of the design and implementation of the new facilities.

See the box on the right about Developments.