Cygnet Sherwood Lodge

Rufford Colliery Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HR

Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is a 26 bed specialist high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities and other complex needs. The hospital includes a nine bed step-down service, allowing for further community integration and focus on daily living skills.

When individuals come to our care they can often be mentally and emotionally fragile, due to the transition and change. We believe that creating a calm and inviting environment we can enhance a person’s progress and self-esteem to help them on their care pathway.

Our communal living spaces are fresh, spacious and encourage social interaction. In addition, our staff to individual ratio is an important element of our service. A number of clinical studies have demonstrated the positive impact that high staff ratios have on individual development and standard of care, our standard ratio is one staff member for every two people in our care.

Our rehabilitation hospitals specialise in enabling adults with learning disabilities and complex needs to develop the necessary skills to move toward greater independence with increased social functioning and inclusion through a personalised care pathway.

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

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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