Our history

Oatlands has a very rich history. The building was constructed in 1880 as a surgery for Dr. Grove.  During the Second World War there was serious housing shortage so Dr. Grove opened his home to people who had been made homeless by serious bombing in Anerley. In 1947 Oatlands was officially registered as a home for the needy people of Penge.


Regulatory legislation introduced in 1984 saw its transformation, with nurse call systems, fire fighting equipment and lifts installed, as well as registered care managers appointed and improved staff to resident ratio. As time went on, outstanding care was being provided but the building was becoming increasingly dilapidated. Financial difficulties eventually led the owners, a charitable organisation, to seek a private buyer with the vision, expertise and commitment to develop Oatlands as a first class service provider for the people of the local community. They found all these attributes in Roy and Sherine Jawaheer.


Roy and Sherine are both professionally qualified in mental health care, with extensive experience in management of day hospitals, commissioning and community care and they moved into the specialist area of dementia care. In 1985 they acquired Homelands Care Home in Beckenham which is still owned by the Jawa Group and is very much a part of the local community.


In 1992 when Roy and Sherine purchased Oatlands, they set about converting and upgrading the Victorian main building and commissioned a modern annexe to supplement the accommodation. 

Since that time, the quality of professionalism and facilities have steadily advanced, in line with

Roy and Sherine’s exacting standards and determination to provide the best possible care.


Roy and Sherine don’t stand still, they are always looking to the future. Just over a year ago their

plan to develop a state of the art care village came to fruition; the old main building was demolished

and construction of Oatleigh began. Now with the launch of Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village we

can see further testimony to Roy and Sherine’s commitment to excellence in care.