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Forest Dene Residential Care Home in Wanstead

48 Hermon Hill, Wanstead, London, E11 2AP
Dementia care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Located in a residential area of Wanstead in East London, Forest Dene is a short walk from the main High Street. Set in a pleasant and leafy area, it feels like a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Forest Dene Residential Care Home is close to Wanstead Park with lots of open green spaces as well as plenty of restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Our home is also a short drive from the picturesque Epping Forest.

Our care team

When you ask loved ones of our residents what the most important part of the home is, a resounding vote is always for the team. It is the dedicated staff who make this feel like a true home, not just for our residents but for those closest to them. Our wonderful care team are on hand 24/7 to provide a range of care and support services to our residents, including residential care, dementia care and respite care.

A lovely area of the home in the warmer weather is the secure balcony which leads from the first-floor dining room. This area is a hotspot for our residents to catch up with visitors and for staff and residents to enjoy one-to-one activities. There is shelter from the sun here and a wonderful view of the pretty gardens below. One of our residents takes on the responsibility of maintaining the planters on the balcony, which always look beautiful.

Plenty of activities

With a dedicated activities leader, there are always lots of engaging and interesting activities on offer. Every Tuesday the residents enjoy a gentle exercise class, for which they are joined by 11-year-olds from a local school in Walthamstow who bring an abundance of energy! There are also regular music therapy sessions with a local group called Smile.

Our care home has its own hairdressing room which includes a nail bar. Our mobile hairdresser uses the room once a week for appointments with our residents, who also love to be pampered with hand massages and manicures.

Our residents really look forward to their weekly visits from local pre-school children. They enjoy doing everything from singing, bowling, reading and doing arts and crafts.

Other friendly faces are our loyal team of volunteers who come into Forest Dene to enjoy a range of activities. They do everything from simply catching up on the daily newspapers, to running a session or two of bingo.

Forest Dene shares a minibus with another local Sanctuary Care home, so our residents can enjoy trips to places like Valentine’s Park in nearby Redbridge, which has a large boating lake. We also really enjoy visits to Wellgate Community Farm where we are able to pet everything from rabbits and donkeys to cows and sheep!

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Forest Dene.

Edna celebrating her 103rd birthday

Celebrating Edna’s 103rd birthday

Covid-19 didn’t stop Edna celebrating her birthday in style, and she tells us all to keep smiling

Five-star review

Loved ones leave glowing reviews on carehome.co.uk including: “The staff are excellent. The home is exceptional.”

Playing skittles at Chadwell House

A dedicated activities person

A timetable of inspiring and fulfilling activities are delivered here, enriching the lives of residents every single day.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Day trips
  • Gardening
  • IT skills
  • Light exercise
  • Minibus
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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48 Hermon Hill
E11 2AP
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

Find out more*

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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