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, Jo Patterson, 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.


Music concert


Our residents will be sitting down to watch ‘Everyone Matters’ live in our café. We always look forward to live entertainment and our residents enjoy singing along.

Lavender Bags


As we begin to say goodbye to the lavender in our garden until next year, our residents will be going out and picking some to make lavender bags.

Book Lover’s Day


To mark this national day, our residents will be discussing their favourite novels in a special edition of our monthly Book Club.

Nigel Dawson

FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST at 2.00pm

We welcome Nigel back as he presents one of his fantastic talks in our beautiful cinema room.

World Photography Day

FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST at 3.00pm

Our residents and staff will be coming together to mark this international day by sharing old photographs. We are sure this will be a lovely day of reminiscence.

Adina Smallwood

MONDAY 22ND AUGUST at 2.30pm

We are really looking forward to hosting a garden party complete with entertainment from much-loved singer, Adina Smallwood.

National Sponge Cake Day

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST at 11.30am

To mark National Sponge Cake Day, our residents will be baking and decorating a Victoria sponge cake. We will then be tasting our creation!

Film in the cinema


We will be enjoying an afternoon watching Dragon Heart in our cinema.

Andre Rieu


Our residents can look forward to an Andre Rieu concert in the mariposas lounge.

John Betjeman

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST at 11.30am

John will be joining us to host a poetry corner in our bistro.

Summer Bank Holiday

MONDAY 29TH AUGUST at 3.00pm

To make the most of the summer bank holiday, we will be hosting a cheese and wine afternoon in our beautiful garden.

National Whale and Sharks Day


We will be trying something a little different to mark this national day and engaging in a virtual reality headset underwater experience.

Throughout the month, we will also be hosting the following regular activities:



Our residents can come together and take part in some seated exercise. This ensures all of the benefits that come with exercise from the comfort of a chair.

Flower Arranging

EVERY MONDAY at 11.30am

Join us in the leisure and wellness room to take part in flower arranging. The arrangements will then be displayed around our home for everyone to enjoy.

Scrabble Club


Who will make the highest scoring word? Meet us in the leisure and wellness room to find out!


EVERY FRIDAY at 2.00pm

This classic board game always encourages some healthy competition and reminiscence.



Join us in the salon to enjoy some pampering at the nail bar.

Church Service


We stream a service live from our local church, Church of the Good Shepherd.

Contact us today on 020 3957 5200 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities, or why not suggest an activity yourself!

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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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Porthaven Garden and Hospitality Challenge

Date posted: 6th July 2022

In preparation for the annual Porthaven Garden and Hospitality Challenge, our residents here at Lavender Oaks in Carshalton, have been getting their green fingers dirty in our garden!

Pictured here is Sheila plating some white and purple-themed flowers in the spirit of the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. God luck to every participating – may the best home win!

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.