Forest Care Home

Southwell Road West, Mansfield, NG18 4XX

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Nursing care

Dementia care

Services for under 65

Kate Gilvear

General Manager
For friends and family 01623 415700

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.

Dementia Care

'Memory Lane' utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.

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.”

Paying to live in a care home booklet

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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

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.

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Life in our home

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.

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  • Wi-fi available
  • Night bite menu
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Bar/café
  • Day trips


  • 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.

Kate Gilvear

General Manager

Hello. My name is Kate and I am the General Manager here at Forest Care Home. Welcome to our website.

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

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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 & Facilities

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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Forest Care Home

CQC Overall rating


19 May 2018

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