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

“It is not a home. It is our home.”

Thus an Abbeyfield resident expressed what is different about Abbeyfield houses. Our aim is to create a loving home for all residents, and to provide the help and support people need to live full and happy lives as they get older. Here are some factors to consider:

Abbeyfield houses are ideal for older people who want to live independently, whilst

relinquishing the stresses of running their own homes. The houses are shared by varying numbers of like-minded individuals and looked after by dedicated teams of professionals and volunteers.

Everyone has their own space - typically a well-appointed bedsitting room with en-suite facilities and kitchenette. Residents bring their own furniture and treasured possessions, including entertainment and IT. In addition to this private space, the houses normally feature comfortable communal sitting rooms, dining rooms, and conservatories. The houses each have laundry facilities for the residents to use plus a lift or stair lift.

Two home cooked meals a day are provided at lunchtime and suppertime, prepared by the house manager (Breakfast is also provided but self-catered; residents get up at whatever time suits them and prepare for the day at their own pace.)

Wellbeing: we do whatever it takes to support residents to stay in good shape, in mind, body, and spirit. There are also optional house activities and entertainments, and organised outings.

Visiting services: can include dentistry, chiropody, opticians and hairdressing. Religious services are held occasionally  for those who wish to take part.

Good company: Residents gather regularly for meals in the dining-room. They also meet in the gardens, conservatories, and lounges.

Convenient locations: with access to public transport, shops and other amenities. Residents come and go as they please, with their own front-door and room keys.

Accessible staff: our houses have dedicated staff (often the house manager or housekeeper). In every house, members of staff are readily contactable, When staff are not on duty, each resident has a personal alarm which they can activate in an emergency.

Residents’ families contribute hugely, not only to the lives of their loved ones, but to the life of the house itself.

One payment each month: residents make one payment each month, covering accommodation, food, heat, light, power, council tax, and maintenance. Personal telephone charges are the only household cost excluded from the monthly charge.

Services for non-residents: there is a  range of services provided by Abbeyfield for non-residents and away from the houses, including home visits, keep-fit classes, and bridge afternoons.

(The houses in our area are not designed for people who need high levels of personal care or nursing.)