Lavender Oaks


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 either call our home manager, Heather Hadizad, or our client services manager, Lindsay Massey, or if you prefer, simply send us a message.

Activities - Join us!

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


Thursday 4th October 2018

Come and join Lorraine for our first meditation session! This type of activity is perfect for stress reduction, mood elevation and improving heart health and is great for practising calmness. Come and join us and see if you enjoy it.

Decorating Pumpkins

Thursday 25th October 2018

Our residents will be decorating pumpkins with the children from a local Carshalton school! They are thinking up ideas already on what to carve in keeping with the theme of Halloween!

First Year Anniversary Party

Friday 26th October 2018

Come along and join us for a celebration of our first year in operation. It’s been a brilliant first year which has seen plenty of things happening at the home from a talk with renowned antiques expert, Eric Knowles, to our daily socials, jam-packed activity programme and of course, our wonderful Grand Opening back in May. We’re really proud of our home and all our team, and we’d love for you to celebrate with us!

Halloween Party Celebration

Wednesday 31st October 2018

In traditional Halloween fashion, we’re hosting a costume party to celebrate this spooky day. Dress up, come along and have fun. This event will culminate in a ‘best dressed’ competition.

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!

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News & Events at Lavender Oaks

Welcome to our Autumn 2018 edition of the Lavender Oaks Lowdown

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A Lesson in Backgammon for Respite Resident

Date posted: 2nd October 2018

Bob, our maintenance technician, epitomises the ‘whole home approach’ and has been teaching respite resident, Fred, how to play backgammon. As we have more female residents than male residents, Bob has gone out his way to regularly play with Fred who enjoys Scrabble games with one of ladies here at Lavender Oaks too. Fred has […]

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First Seaside Trip for Lavender Oaks!

Date posted: 29th August 2018

Our residents from Butterfly suite enjoyed a minibus trip to Eastbourne on the South Coast last month, taking in the glorious sunshine and indulging in an ice cream or two! They had a fabulous time strolling along Eastbourne pier and visiting the local attractions. The residents, accompanied by carers Sue and Jenny, visited the local […]

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Sports Day at Lavender Oaks

Date posted: 3rd July 2018

Our local Brownie Pack held their annual sports day on our lovely lawn here at Lavender Oaks. Although the weather wasn’t quite as sunny as we had hoped for, residents and staff came out to watch the children. Residents were in charge of scoring, throwing bean bags and balls and playing bocce with the Brownies. […]

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