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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 Derbyshire.

Providing residential, dementia care, nursing care and palliative care for older people, our team can continue to care for your loved one should  their needs change over time, providing a home for life. We also provide flexible short stay respite breaks and longer term respite care, if you are looking after an elderly loved one at home and need a carer’s break.

Manager Jo and deputy manager Wendy have over 40 years’ nursing experience between them and support residents with a variety of complex needs.

A nursing home rich in culture

So many faiths and cultures are celebrated as part of daily life at Sherwood Forest, which is the only home to provide dementia support for people with an Asian lifestyle in Normanton, Derby.

Many of the team speak a variety of Asian languages as well as English. Firm festivities every year include Diwali, Eid, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year.

We also have a local multi-faith chaplain who is a regular visitor to the care home during ‘normal times'. We also provide resident outings to churches of various denominations in Normanton, Derby if preferred.

What is the food like?

Our chef serves traditional home-cooked English and Asian food daily, delivering outstanding quality that meets individual dietary requirements. The choice of meals varies daily, with everything from fish and chip Fridays and a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, to home-made curries, daal, chapattis and chutneys.

Every other month we have a celebratory lunch, with food from around the world - from Thai, Indian and Chinese dishes, to traditional British and Caribbean.

Family and friends love to join in, bringing in the food prepared at home. We all sit down together and enjoy the variety of flavours, cultures and traditions that make our home special.

What is the home like?

Set in a quiet residential area of Normanton, Derby, the home has recently been refurbished to a high standard. There are two hairdressing salons and a Namaste room, with soft lighting and tactile furnishings. The Namaste room is a calming retreat which enhances the mental wellbeing of our seniors, particularly if they have complex needs, Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The landscaped gardens are surrounded by wheelchair-friendly pathways, perfect for our more frail residents. We have two garden rooms which we are currently using for when relatives visit.

There are three lounges, including a sun lounge, a quiet lounge and a conservatory overlooking the gardens. There is also a large dining room with access to another private garden.

We have a special lounge for the relatives of our residents who are at the end stage of their life. This enables residents and family to spend time together in dignity and privacy while being cared for by our registered nurses.

In our Forest suite, for our residents with greater dementia support needs, Derbyshire artist Tom Fulep has painted an old-fashioned street scene, taking you on a journey through the park to the river. Tom has also created a themed retro café, with special features of the era. These are wonderful for our residents living with vascular dementia and other types of dementia, encouraging reminiscence.

Community links in the Derby area

Members of our ‘Friends of Sherwood Forest’ group also reflect the different cultural influences in our home. They help with activities, supporting us on trips in the local area, Nottingham and Derbyshire. We also have a strong bond with a local primary school in Derby, with children from the school regularly coming to the home.

Sherwood Forest is easily accessible by car and has good transport links to neighbouring towns and cities. There are two parks, churches, many local shops and supermarkets in Normanton, within walking distance.

Pre-bookable respite care at Sherwood Forest

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

Pricing information

It is usual for residents in care homes to contribute to the cost of their own care. Some people have the resources to pay for their care in full, whilst others make means-tested contributions. Our weekly fees are individual to each of our residents and are subject to a pre-admission assessment, which is required to truly understand the level of care and support needed.

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £779 up to £966 and £893 up to £1,088 for nursing care*. This depends on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms through to our premium bedroom options.

*If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher.

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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

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Get help every step of the way, contact us below to get information or advice.

New enquiries
0133 242 5132
Contact home
01332 271 941

Where to find us

29 Village Street, Normanton, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8TA

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Infection Prevention and Control Inspection Report

Review our latest CQC IPC inspection report (PDF 64KB) for Sherwood Forest. Please refer to page 5 for regulator comments.

Sherwood Forest Tour

Watch our virtual tour to learn more about life at Sherwood Forest and the care we provide. Read our virtual tour transcript (PDF 331KB).

Residents bedroom at Sherwood Forest

True home from home

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