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Sherwood Forest Residential and Nursing Home in Derby

29 Village Street, Normanton, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8TA
Residential Care
Nursing care
Dementia care
Respite care
Palliative care

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.

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Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in their own home before joining us.

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Our virtual tours enable you to find out more about life in our care home and ask any questions you may have to a senior member of our team.

Set in a quiet residential area 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 beautifully landscaped garden where residents relax in the warmer summer months. There is also a large dining room and access to other private gardens.

Cultural diversity

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 the 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 including so many special features which nod back to this era. It helps our residents feel comfortable and relaxed, bringing back many wonderful memories as it is reminiscent of how their own homes may have looked 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 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.

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Pre-bookable respite care at Sherwood Forest

Call our home today on 01332 271 941 or complete our Sherwood Forest enquiry form for more information on how to book respite care in Derby.

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Stories from the home

Residents bedroom at Sherwood Forest

True home from home

Our home is currently being refurbished to a high standard, our 75 bedrooms are all spacious and en-suite.

Resident at Abercorn House

Granddaughter's review

“The staff and management were lovely and nothing was too much trouble – I would 100% recommend” Granddaughter of Resident.

Communal area at Sherwood Forest

Enjoy a short break

Our home is a comfortable place to enjoy a respite care break from one week to six weeks. 

Reading area at Sherwood Forest

Nooks and crannies

You'll always find a quiet spot at our home to relax with a good book or puzzle

Facilities at this home


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


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Day trips
  • Gardening
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment

Care and support

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

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29 Village Street, Normanton
DE23 8TA
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