Lavender Oaks Care Home


4 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton SM5 4AQ
(Sat Navs SM5 4AN – Please note the home is only accessible from the Woodmansterne Road end of Metcalfe Avenue)
New resident enquiries 020 3957 5187
All other enquiries 020 3957 5200

Ideally located in a spacious and leafy site with panoramic views of surrounding hills and woodland, Porthaven’s care home, Lavender Oaks, sits proudly on Metcalfe Avenue, off Woodmansterne Road. As well as providing excellent care for the residents of Carshalton, our home is a very popular home for many residents of surrounding villages and towns such as Woodcote, Chipstead and Banstead.

Lavender Oaks provides 24 hour residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for the elderly in an elegant and spacious home incorporating numerous thoughtful and practical features which ensure our home is able to meet the changing needs of its residents.

Porthaven’s expertly trained and professional staff are dedicated to the care, comfort and dignity of all our residents, with special emphasis given to promoting independence, privacy, respect and wellbeing.

Residents benefit from living in a caring environment with generously appointed private bedrooms with en suite wetrooms, and plentiful communal living areas including sitting rooms, restaurants, a café, cinema, hairdressing salon and nail bar, leisure and wellness room and private dining room for special family occasions.

In keeping with our unique and award winning leisure and wellness philosophy, our residents also benefit from our private and secure landscaped garden for peaceful relaxation, gardening and if the weather permits, gentle exercising.

We would be delighted to meet you, show you around and discuss how we can assist you or your loved one.

To arrange a visit, please call our home manager, Cristian Diaconu, our client services manager, Roy Booth, or if you prefer, simply send us a message.

Activities - Join us!

Below are a selection of upcoming activities at Lavender Oaks. For the full listing, please click here.

National Walking Month


Join us for garden walks every day at 10.30am.

VE Day

Sunday 8th May 2022 - 2.30pm

To celebrate VE day, we are welcoming Adina Smallwood to Lavender Oaks to entertain us with her amazing voice for an afternoon tea party.

World Cocktail Day

Friday 13th May 2022 - 3.00pm

Join us to design and create your own cocktails and mocktails for our very own cocktail party using a selection of juices and fruits to create the perfect cocktail.

Dementia Action Week

Tuesday 17th May 2022

To honour Dementia Action Week, we will be hosting cake sales in the bistro to raise money for this worthwhile course as well as our staff wearing purple, planting forget-me-nots in the garden, and making a wishing tree for residents to write their wishes on.

All this is happening as well as our regular groups. Contact us today on 020 3957 5200 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities or why not suggest an activity yourself!

View the full Lavender Oaks activities listing

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See what makes Porthaven one of the leading care providers in the country.

We believe we have created the right combination for living well at Porthaven. Beautiful surroundings, compassionate and skilled care, great food and the ability to continue to make lifestyle choices prevail throughout.

News & Events at Lavender Oaks

Upton Mill wins Best Interior Design award!

Date posted: 25th March 2022

Porthaven’s newly-opened care home, Upton Mill in Tetbury has recently received its first impressive plaudit after winning the ‘Best Interior Design’ award at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.  After entering the awards for the first time in 2020 and scooping the ‘Best Specialist Dementia Design’ award for Falkland Grange Care Home in Newbury, we are thrilled […]

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Easter here at Lavender Oaks

Date posted: 2nd May 2022

To celebrate Easter here at Lavender Oaks in Carshalton, we spent the weekend decorating Easter bonnets. Using a range of different materials, we gathered in the leisure and wellness room for the arts and crafts activity whilst of course enjoying a range of chocolate treats! After making our creations, we wore them and then displayed them for everyone to see, sharing stories of Easter celebrations over the years.

Chinese New Year

Date posted: 1st March 2022

On the 1st February, Lavender Oaks Care Home in Carshalton celebrated Chinese New Year with some of our residents. Everyone enjoyed sampling some Chinese dishes and different Chinese teas, prepared by our chef. Our residents also enjoyed opening fortune cookies and sharing their fortune with the room. Following dinner, we hosted a Chinese-themed quiz and a chopstick challenge; picking up flumps with chopsticks! It was a great day enjoyed by all!