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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

Lyn Maggs Trustee (Former Director of nursing) Mulgrave House Support Team Leader and trustee submitted this touching poem

Don’t Judge To Hard

Do not find fault with the man who limps

Or stumbles along the road

Unless you have worn the shoes he wears

Or struggled beneath his load


There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt

Though hidden away from view

Or the burden he bears, placed on your back

Might cause you to stumble too


Do not sneer at the man who is down

Unless you have felt the blow

That caused his fall, or felt the shame

That only the fallen know

You may be strong, but still the blows

That were his, if dealt to you

In the self-same way, at the self-same time

Might cause you to stagger to

And don’t be harsh with the man who sins

Or pelt him with words of stone

Unless you are sure, yes DOUBLY sure

That you have no sins of your own


For who knows, perhaps, if the tempters voice

Should whisper as soft to you

As it did to him went he went astray

It might come to you to falter to


Do not find fault with the man who is old

And struggles to find his way

But stretch out your hand and help him along

For you too maybe old one day

For a man who is old needs a helping hand

With his hearing or sight on the wane

But most of all he needs a friend

Who will help to ease life’s pain


By a Presentation Brother now deceased