Embracing the rich cultural diversity of our staff and residents, Sherwood Forest is set in the multi-faith area of Normanton in Derby.
Sherwood Suite provides nursing, palliative and residential care for people aged over 65 and Forest Suite provides care and support for 37 people living with dementia over the age of 50.
Set in a quiet residential located on the outskirts of the city of Derby, Sherwood Forest is easily accessible by car and offers good transport links to neighbouring towns and cities. There are two parks, churches, many local shops and supermarkets within walking distance of our nursing home.
Our care home has three spacious lounge areas, incorporating a beautiful sun lounge, a cosy quiet lounge and a conservatory overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden where residents relax in the warmer summer months. There is also a large dining room and access to other private gardens.
A diverse variety of faiths and cultures are celebrated in both the residential and nursing suites of our home, where we are one big family. Firm favourites that fill the home with festivities every year include Diwali, Eid, Easter and Chinese New Year. We also have a multi-faith chaplain who regularly visits the home, as well as churches of various denominations in Normanton and the wider city of Derby.
Each month we have celebratory lunch, with culinary delights from around the world - from Thai, Indian and Chinese dishes, to traditional British and Caribbean cuisine. The family of our residents also take part in these occasions, with many bringing in food they have lovingly prepared at home. We all sit down together and enjoy the variety of flavours, cultures and traditions that make our home and the people who live and work here truly special.
Taking a step back in time
In our Forest suite, for our residents living with dementia, we are very lucky to have had well known Derby artist Tom Fulep. Tom, who has created bespoke murals in other residential and nursing homes, has produced an old fashioned street scene at Sherwood Forest. Capturing everything from the cobbled streets, taking you on a journey through the park to the river, the mural has so many captivating features that take our residents back in time.
Tom has also created a 1950s and 1960s themed retro café in the dining room. The room again includes so many special features which nod back to this era. This area again brings back so many wonderful memories for our residents because it looks at how many of their own homes would have in days gone by. It truly makes them feel at home.
We have also created a Namaste room at Sherwood Forest, which is a calming and tranquil retreat. With soft lighting and tactile furnishings, this room promotes total relaxation, in particular for our residents with nursing needs and dementia.
Members of our ‘Friends of Sherwood Forest’ group also reflect the different cultural influences in our home. They are a tremendous support when it comes to helping with activities, supporting our residents to experience exciting excursions as well as organising events to bring people from the community of Normanton into the home.
We also have a strong bond with a local primary school in Derby, with children from the school regularly coming to the home to participate in fun activities with our residents.
Respite care in Derby
Taking a break from caring for a loved one can be daunting. With short-term respite care at Sherwood Forest, you can rest assured your relative is in safe hands. Please call 01332 271941 for more information. (Minimum one week stay).
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