Many Happy Returns at Sanford House

Friday 1st June was a special day for Sanford House care home in East Dereham, as we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the opening of our home.

Doors opened to the home in 1998 and our home later became a member of the Caring Home Group family in 2001.

The day began with a tombola raising money for the residents’ fund, and also cakes and flower stalls. We were delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Dereham, Hilary Bushell, who made an informal visit and spend time chatting with our residents.

For lunch, we took advantage of the lovely weather and had a barbecue in the courtyard, for which we were joined by many family members and friends.

There was of course a birthday cake, and our Administrator, Michael gave the home a present of a scrabble-style display, created by his wife Becky, of all the things which makes Sanford House an excellent home.

Entertainment in the afternoon was provided by local singer Derek Watts, singing favourite songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This was followed by a delicious strawberry cream tea.

The day was enjoyed by all of us. It was a worthy celebration of 20 years of care at Sanford, and we look forward to many more years to come.

Sanford House is a modern purpose-built care home in Dereham, providing the highest standard of nursing care and nursing dementia care for up to 40 elderly people.

Rated ‘Good’ by the quality inspector, CQC, we continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging activities and events both in and outside of the home.

If you would like to find out more about life at Sanford House, call us on 0808 223 5533 or

Sanford House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Joan Auton


Danes Fort Drive,
Swanton Road,
East Dereham,
NR19 2SD

0808 223 5533
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