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And they called it puppy love – Sherwood Grange receives special visit

May 21st 2018


Sherwood Grange welcomed some very special four-legged friends for a fun-filled afternoon. 

Residents were delighted to be visited by dogs from the Met Police for an interactive talk on the types of dogs they use for different tasks.

Residents enjoyed an informative talk about the dogs and their training, and had the opportunity to stroke and pet the friendly canine companions. 

The dogs were also taken on a tour of the care home, visiting residents’ rooms to ensure everyone had the chance to meet and interact with them.  

Home manager, Rick Mayne, said: “We are always looking to plan interesting and exciting activities for residents, and so many have a keen interest in animals and pets. We were delighted to be visited by the Met Police, and it was fantastic to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when the trainee police dogs arrived.

“Activity based care is at the heart of everything we do here at Sherwood Grange, and we believe this special visit had real therapeutic benefits for residents – especially those living with dementia.

“You could see from residents’ reactions just how engaged and happy they were to get to play with and pet such lovely animals. We would like to say a big thank you to the Met Police and their dogs for such a fantastic afternoon!”


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Our state-of-the-art purpose-built care home in Kingston Vale in South West London provides a wide range of quality care in stunning surroundings. At Sherwood Grange we provide round-the-clock residential care for older people, plus short-term respite care and specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We were delighted to be rated ‘good’ by the CQC at our most recent inspection.

Sherwood Grange
1a Robin Hood Lane
Kingston Vale
Greater London
SW15 3PU

0333 321 1996

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care