Nottingham is probably best-known as the setting for the legend of Robin Hood, an outlaw who, according to medieval ballads, lived in Sherwood Forest. However, Nottingham’s real-life famous residents have included ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, satirist John Bird and author Alan Sillitoe.
Nottingham is an excellent place to live. The city’s shopping centres such as The Victoria Centre, an indoor complex which has more than 120 shops, and Broadmarsh, which has more than 80 stores, attract millions of visitors each year. Nottingham has many restaurants and cafes, together with famous sporting venues such as Trent Bridge, home to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, the National Ice Centre and Nottingham Racecourse.
Nottingham Care Homes
There is a wide range of residential care homes in Nottingham, so you should be able to find one that suits you. Seely Hirst House (62/68 Mapperley Road, Mapperley Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire), for example, is a 38-bedded residential care home in the city’s Mapperley Park suburb, which lies to the north of Nottingham city centre. The home provides care for older people and can accommodate up to 12 people with dementia. It is operated by the Trustees of Seely Hirst House.
Communal rooms at Seely Hirst House include a lounge, quiet room and a dining room, and residents can also enjoy the home’s enclosed garden areas. There is an excellent programme of activities and residents are able to give input about the different activities offered as well as having their say about other aspects of the day to day running of the home. There are regular residents meetings and the care home produces a newsletter. Seely Hirst House organises day trips and residents can attend religious services if they wish to.
There are also a number of nursing homes in and around Nottingham, including West Lodge Nursing Home (238 Hucknall Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire). West Lodge Nursing Home is a 27-bedded care home with nursing and is located in the popular Sherwood district in the north-east of Nottingham. Sherwood is only two miles from Nottingham city centre and has many shops and restaurants, as well as a library, park and two community centres.
West Lodge Nursing Home has both single and double bedrooms, some of which have en-suite facilities, and residents can bring their own possessions into the home in order to personalise their rooms. The home provides nursing and personal care for older people and there are four places available for people with physical disabilities. A range of activities is on offer in the home and friends and family members can visit at any reasonable time.
Specialist care homes in Nottingham include:
· Springfield Lodge Care Home (45 Watcombe Circus, Carrington, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) – a 15-bedded care home for people aged between 18 and 65 who have mental health issues.
· Watcombe Circus Care Home (2 – 4 Watcombe Circus, Carrington, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) – a 14-bedded care home for people aged 18 – 65 who have learning disabilities. The home is operated by Nottingham Community Housing Association.