North Downs Society Ltd
The Abbeyfield North Downs Society is a charity that provides ‘home from home’ accommodation for older people on a not-for-profit basis.
The Abbeyfield North Downs Society is a charity that provides ‘home from home’ accommodation for older people on a not-for-profit basis. The North Downs Society is a member of Abbeyfield UK and related by the Care Quality Commission and the Homes & Communities Agency. The Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011.
In the mid 80's a group of Oxted residents had been concerned about the lack of accommodation for older people who were no longer suitable for sheltered housing and needed more care. Led by David Gresham they set about finding a suitable site and raising the capital to build. David Gresham House was opened in 1986 and has gone from strength to strength with two further extensions in 2002 and 2011.
Today there are 5 sheltered flats offering supported living and 29 residential rooms. The sheltered accommodation is for the more active; the remainder provides accommodation for those who are frail and need 24 hour care.
Name: North Downs Society Ltd
Address: David Gresham House, 2 Oak Close, Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BA
Phone number: 01883 715 948
Charity number: 23568R
David Gresham House is a care home with a family feel, offering companionship and 24 hour care for 29 older residents in single en-suite bedrooms. We also have five flats, four suitable for a couple and a studio flat for single occupancy, offering accommodation for those who wish to retain their independence whilst enjoying the shelter of the house.
For those who wish to retain their independence whilst enjoying the shelter and companionship that the house offers, we have five independent living flats. Four are suitable for a couple and comprise a bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and shower room/toilet. The fifth is a flat for single occupancy, which has a bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and shower room/toilet.
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