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Title logo Forest Care - Caring Since 1981

Forest Care are a multi-award-winning, family-owned, and managed group of four purpose-built private residential nursing homes in beautiful Surrey and Hampshire countryside locations.

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All-Inclusive Fees with Complementary Therapies & No Deposits

Our multi-award-winning private residential nursing homes combine luxury living alongside 24-hour specialist nursing, residential, dementia and respite care for the elderly, in purpose-built environments set within beautiful Surrey and Hampshire countryside locations.

We are delighted and extremely proud to win the awards of “Top 20 Care Home South East England 2024″ (for Oak Lodge), “Top 20 Care Home South East England 2022” (for Cedar Lodge) and “Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022” from carehome.co.uk and be recognised as one of the top 20 Groups in the UK, and to win ‘Nursing Home of the Year‘ for our specialist dementia care home Holly Lodge at the Surrey Care Awards 2022.

We pride ourselves on being a family run and managed company since 1981 with a breadth of experience and industry knowledge. We create a personal care plan for each resident which is regularly reviewed to ensure it meets all needs whether medical, physical, emotional, or social. Our all-inclusive fee covers hairdressing, chiropody, physiotherapy, days out, and other facilities the home has to offer, so you can relax knowing one fee covers all the person-centred care you or your loved one will need.

Forest Care is focused on caring with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Our Nursing and Respite Care Homes

Our nursing and respite care homes in Basingstoke and Hook, Hampshire and Camberley, Surrey offer high standards of care, comfort, security and support in beautiful surroundings.

Help & Advice

All of our homes provide 24-hour nursing, residential and respite care, while Holly Lodge is our national and regional award-winning specialist dementia care home. We intentionally hire more staff than the industry average to enable a relaxed environment for our residents where staff can deliver person-centred care. Click here for help on choosing a care home.

Award-winning Meaningful Activities

We provide a diverse and inclusive activities programme for our residents, which always prioritise wellbeing. The activities team use care plans and individual’s wishes and cultural interests, supported by life story work to deliver person-centred activities.

Hear from our Residents

We think it’s important that you hear from our residents, their relatives and our great staff. Listen to our residents, relatives and staff stories on our Reviews pages and read the wonderful testimonials on www.carehome.co.uk

Winner at 'A Place to be Proud of Awards'

A huge congratulations to our fabulous Group Activities Lead Terri Eakins who won the ‘Above & Beyond’ category at this year’s ‘A Place to be Proud of Awards’ organised by Destination Basingstoke. This award recognises individuals who have shown incredible professional and personal pride in their work that supports the community. The ceremony took place at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke on 6 June.

Inflatable 5K Challenge for Phyllis Tuckwell

Thank you to our staff and their families who participated in the Inflatable 5K Challenge at Stoke Park in Guildford in May 2024. It was a wonderful day and a fantastic team event! A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who sent messages of support and for your kind donations.We raised an amazing £1,613 for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice!

Forest Care Celebrates 'Arts in Care Homes'

Residents, families, and staff came together at Oak Lodge to celebrate ‘arts’ across our Forest Care homes with a theme of ‘reflections’. This event showcased creativity in diverse ways from painting, crafts, knitting and photography, to Irish and Indian dance, music, poetry, creative writing, and martial arts. ‘Arts’ in care homes greatly helps the wellbeing of residents, at Forest Care we continuously look at ways we can bring arts to our homes.

A few words from Mark Vickery, Director at Forest Care

“Choosing a care home can be a difficult and emotional process. Forest Care tries to make it a little easier by providing exceptional care and a homely environment that our residents and their loved ones would wish for. Our ‘open-door’ policy means family, friends and pets are always welcome. I am delighted and extremely proud that Forest Care has won the awards of ‘Top 20 Care Home South East England 2024’, ‘Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022”, ‘Top 20 Care Home South East England 2022’ and ‘Nursing Home of the Year 2022‘. It is testament to the continuous hard work and dedication of all our management and staff who work tirelessly and selflessly in striving to deliver the highest standards of care to our residents.”


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