Our Philosophy: Caring, Honest, Open and Respectful

Since opening in 1986, David Gresham House (North Downs Society) has been one of Surrey’s leading providers of residential, respite and day care. We are proud to be part of the Abbeyfield Society and adhere to their core values. Our Care Home is run by a highly professional team, supported by over 70 volunteers with an Executive Board in place to oversee operations.

David Gresham House

Set in its own attractive landscaped grounds and within walking distance of local shops and train station, David Gresham House offers a relaxed but secure homely environment. We provide the appropriate individually assessed levels of care essential to uphold the privacy, independence and dignity of every one of our Residents.

We offer a daily programme of activities, both within David Gresham House and outside.

Residents are encouraged to take part in these to help maintain mental alertness, self-esteem and social interaction with others.

Our Registered Statement

The Society aims to provide its Residents with a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which their 24 hour per day care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance.

It is the Society’s aim that its Residents should live as full and active life as their health will allow, enjoying the respect of those who support them, with their dignity preserved and their privacy ensured. It is our belief that Residents living in an elderly care setting have the same rights as any other individual member of society. Living in an Abbeyfield home should afford feelings of safety, security and companionship, without losing the right of individual freedom.

Current Availability


We currently have 3 independent living flats to rent. Residents must be able to walk up two flights of stairs if the lift is being serviced or out of action. This accommodation can be shared with a partner/spouse.

Residential rooms

We currently have a few residential rooms to rent giving 24-hour supervised care. We are not a Dementia care or Nursing Home.

For more information please call 01883 715948 or email us.

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Care and Respite

David Gresham House is a care home for the elderly, that provides a secure and happy home.

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We have 29 ensuite bedrooms and five independent living flats for Residents, located in Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey.

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Care Staff

We have a collective commitment to improve the quality of the lives of Residents at David Gresham House.

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Registered Provider

The Abbeyfield North Downs Society Ltd. is the Registered Provider of care, and known locally as David Gresham House. It is independent and responsible for all aspects of the services provided. Formed in 1982 under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, it is an exempt charity regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority and is also registered with the Homes and Communities Agency H3370.

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The Care Quality Commission

We are regularly inspected by The Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of adult health and social care in England.

David Gresham House

Key features

  • Main lounge and conservatory
  • Library and quiet lounges
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Landscaped garden
  • Dining room
  • 24-hour care staff
  • Specialist baths
  • En-suite wet rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Treatment room and chiropody
  • Hairdressing and nail care room
  • Call-bell system
  • Daily activity programme

"I have loved and so appreciated it all. I couldn't be happier with the whole experience."

Sheila A.
Registered Society 23568R - an exempt charity

Registered with the Social Housing Regulator (H3370) and with the Care Quality Commission.