Forest Care Home

Southwell Road West,



NG18 4XX

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Forest Care Home in Mansfield

Forest Care Home shares a site with Forest Hospital, and the two are collectively known as Forest Care Centre, together offering the best in dementia and mental health care.

Forest Care Home works exclusively with residents who have challenging and complex dementia.

It is a modern but warm home with an exceptional team of specialist and dedicated carers working to provide the best in modern dementia care.

Our residents often have a variety of physical and mental health conditions but are assessed and admitted to achieve a careful balance of people who can live and thrive well together in a home from home environment.

They can take advantage of a sensory room and facilities for a wide ranging activities calendar seven days a week. The lifestyle kitchen allows staff to fully support independent living wherever possible.

Forest Care Home has its own minibus and residents are supported to visit nearby shops, libraries, cinemas, theatres and the local pool – all within easy reach of this central Mansfield location. They also use it to enjoy regular outings and trips further afield throughout the year.

General Manager Sonia Fairhurst is an experienced manager and nurse who has a wealth of knowledge and a proven ability in the care of people with dementia. “My goal is to ensure that we provide a high standard of care that reflects each individual’s needs in a safe and homely environment and that all individuals and their families are treated with respect. We want life lived to the full for every resident and to grow a reputation as the best challenging dementia care available in this area.”

Types of care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Services for Under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Bar/café
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Sonia Fairhurst

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sonia and I am the General Manager here at Forest Care Centre. I hope you find everything you're looking for on our website.

As the Manager, it is my goal is to ensure that we provide a high standard of care that reflects each individual's needs in a safe and homely environment and that every resident and their loved ones are treated with respect.

I have a number of years' experience working in healthcare as a registered nurse in specialist dementia homes and general nursing and in management positions. I look forward to leading the team in taking the home forward.

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Sue Mumford

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sue and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Forest Care Home. I have worked here since 2016, starting as a Senior Carer and then taking on the role of Activities Coordinator. My aim is to create meaningful activities and events that are person-centered, with the aim of stimulating residents both physically and mentally. 

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Carl Brown

Head Chef

Hi my name is Carl Brown, I was appointed Head Chef at Forest Care Centre back in November 2012. My background is hospitality based working for the Police Force at the National Police Training Centre in Hampshire, and later in the Care Industry in the South of England. I have over 30 years experience that I bring to the Dining Experience for each of the residents with menus of classic dishes combined with resident favourites.

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Josh Stevenson

Head of Maintenance

I have worked for Barchester since 2013, starting off as a Carer before moving into the maintenance department – and I am now Head of Maintenance. There is never a dull moment working for Forest Care Home, and there's always plenty of work to do. The staff and residents are like one big family and I get great job satisfaction in repairing, fixing or creating a lovely living environment for those we support.

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Kerry Burrows

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Kerry, and I have worked as a Housekeeper, Laundry Supervisor and, presently, I am the Head Housekeeper. During my time at Forest Care Home, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience. 

I have six members of staff on my team, and we all ensure that our areas of the home are kept to a high standard of cleanliness, so that residents can live in a safe and beautiful environment. We have all built a good relationship with residents and their families, allowing us to feel that we are all part of an even bigger family.

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Tania Bridgeman

Senior Carer

I have worked in Forest Care Home since 2015, and I absolutely love my job! Many residents are living with dementia, and this brings us challenges on a daily basis. I look forward to going to work as it's both rewarding and satisfying. I like to go home at the end of my shift knowing that I have looked after them to the best of my ability.

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Lynette Bell


I joined Forest Care Home as a volunteer in September 2018. I am so pleased to be giving some of my spare time to the staff residents. I am available to drive our minibus to enable residents to join in with community activities and take regular trips out of the home. I understand the needs for meaningful activities and engaging communication.

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Life at Forest Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Forest Care Home

CQC Overall rating


19 May 2018

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