Cygnet Sherwood Lodge

Rufford Colliery Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HR

Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is a high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. We accept emergency referrals and the team are experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure transition for service users is as smooth as possible.

The hospital also has four two-bedded residential units, Adele Cottage and 4, 5, 7 The Sycamores, allowing for further community integration and focus on daily living skills.

Each individual in our care begins a personalised care pathway that helps them develop necessary skills to leave our rehabilitation services and move towards a less restrictive setting.

We want individuals to make their own choices and live as independently as they are able to. To achieve this, our in-house MDT supports them with our myPath learning disability model, which offers a psychology, speech and language and occupational therapy approach, alongside psychiatry and nursing.

Our staff team are also trained in supporting people who may have forensic histories.

As part of our preparation for core and advanced daily living skills, our occupational therapy programmes facilitate education, vocational skills and social integration. Our speech and language therapy approaches include PECS communication systems to facilitate learning and general communication skills.

Service user profile

  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability and mental health complex needs
  • Forensic history
  • May present with co-morbid presentations
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Complex needs and/or multiple diagnoses
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
  • May have a history of repeated hospital admissions

Our facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Garden with outside seating and a Forest School for outdoor learning
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development
  • Gym
  • Barber

Community links

  • Sutton Centre Community College and West Nottinghamshire College
  • Local shops and supermarkets
  • Voluntary work
  • Dove Dance: a popular local disco
  • Stable management and horse riding (Bolsover)
  • Bike riding, walks and picnics at Sherwood Pines
  • Vocational links: Forestry Commission, PAVES, grass roots, Willow Tree Farm, Bumbles Café
  • Craft/woodwork sessions
  • Local church
  • Oaktree and Creswell
  • Leisure Centres

Cygnet Sherwood Lodge in the news


Two Cygnet services have been shortlisted at National Awards

Two of our specialist ‘Outstanding’ learning disability and autism services are celebrating after being shortlisted for a pair of prestigious national awards. Cygnet Sherwood Lodge in Mansfield and Cygnet Wast Hills in Kings Norton have each been shortlisted for an award at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2019.

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