Lavender Oaks Care Home

Carshalton, South London

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New resident enquiries 020 3957 5187
All other enquiries 020 3957 5200

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)

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, activities and wellbeing room and private dining room for special family occasions.

In keeping with our unique and award winning activities and wellbeing 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 Maria Stancu, our Client Services Manager Bernice Jackson or, if you prefer, simply send us a message.

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Activities - Join us!

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

April 2024

Easter cake decorating

MONDAY 1ST APRIL at 11.30am

Oaks High School visitors


Wildlife experience


Nigel Dawson Talks

MONDAY 8TH APRIL at 2.30pm

World Parkinson’s Day


Live music: David McEwan

FRIDAY 19TH APRIL at 2.30pm

National Tea Day

SUNDAY 21ST APRIL at 3.00pm

Crufts afternoon

MONDAY 22ND APRIL at 3.00pm 

St. George’s Day

TUESDAY 23RD APRIL at 2.30pm

Cheese and wine afternoon

FRIDAY 26TH APRIL at 2.30pm

Live music: Harry Kersley

MONDAY 29TH APRIL at 2.30pm

National Gardening Week celebration


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

Chair-based exercises with Alison

EVERY MONDAY at 10.30am in the Mariposa Suite



Gentleman’s Club


Flower arranging


Scrabble Club

EVERY FRIDAY at 2.00pm

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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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

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Beautiful ballet!

Last month our Lavender Oaks residents were treated to a spectacular performance by pupils from the London Children’s Ballet. The dancers performed a show called ‘Anne of Green Gables’, which thoroughly captivated those in attendance. Engaging with the community is a core part of London Children’s Ballet’s mission, so it was wonderful to be able to bring our residents and the dancers together for this fantastic afternoon.

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Captain Jim Forbes

On the 6th of June our resident Captain Jim Forbes received an emotional welcome when he returned to Normandy to mark the 79th anniversary of D-Day alongside fellow British veterans. A navy man, Jim was captain of the Empire Russell and has been awarded four British military campaign medals over the years for his service during the Second World War, including the 1939-45 star, the France and Germany star, the Italy star and the 1939-45 war medal. In 2016 Jim was also awarded the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest military award, for his role in the Normandy landings.

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If you like Pina Colada!

For World Cocktail Day, here at Lavender Oaks our residents spent some time sampling a range of cocktails and mocktails thanks to our fabulous Activities and Wellbeing Team. There were plenty of classics on offer and, after much deliberation, everyone was in agreement that there isn’t much better than a creamy Pina Colada! Pictured here is our fantastic resident Sheila enjoying hers.

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