Your shortlist

Are you happy to accept "Functional" cookies?

We use a cookie for this feature.  This is so that the feature continues to work as you navigate the website and to save it so it's still available when you return.

Save your shortlisted homes here.

As you search for a care home, add your shortlisted homes here by clicking the heart icon. You'll find all your choices here for ease of reference.

Find homes

Sherwood Grange residents get the royal treatment

Home news

Residents at Sherwood Grange had the opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace for a special afternoon in the run up to the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Team members at the Care UK home were aware that residents Vera Francis, Sherwood Grange’s oldest resident, and John Hodgson both have a keen interest in the royal family. After a group of residents expressed their interest in attending a royal event in London, the team at Sherwood Grange arranged for a special trip to attend The Major General's Review.

The event is held as one of many rehearsals ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Residents travelled to Buckingham Palace where they watched the procession, which includes over 1,400 officers and men on parade, take place. Throughout the day, the residents were also treated to a performance from over 400 musicians made up of ten bands and Corps of Drums as they marched.

Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, said: “At Sherwood Grange we are always looking for exciting events and activities that residents can take part in. As part of this, we launched our own wishing tree where residents can submit their wishes and we make them come true.

“The residents had a wonderful day at the ceremony and it was a treat to get to see the spectacular procession of guards and musicians first hand. The team at Sherwood Grange knew just how much the residents enjoy hearing about the royal family, so it was a great treat to be able to go and take part in a royal event.”

Open to new residents

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

Sherwood Grange

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

Share this article

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or email