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Care homes in South Somerset

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Care homes in with bed availability

The list below includes care homes with confirmed bed availability and are accepting new residents.

Please note, all new residencies are subject to a health assessment and being able to meet the care needs of the prospective resident.

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West Abbey care home

West Abbey

Yeovil, BA21 3UABarchester Healthcare

Located in Yeovil, Somerset, West Abbey is a high-quality and 24-hour residential and nursing care home, which also has a facility to look after younger people with physical disabilities. The luxurious rooms available are all ensuite with wheelchair access and residents also have access to an on-site hairdresser, physiotherapy treatment and a variety of entertainment and activities organised by the activities team, including gardening, baking and regular day trips. The home is conveniently located to the many nearby shops and eateries and there are fantastic public transport connections to take residents to the town’s surrounding areas.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Requires improvementCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,296 weekly

Oak Lodge care home

Oak Lodge

Chard, TA20 2HNHarbour Healthcare

Located in a desirable area of Chard in Somerset, Oak Lodge is a wonderful care home that provides exceptional levels of residential, nursing and dementia care to the elderly. This welcoming Harbour Healthcare establishment is home to a plethora of useful amenities that allow residents to spend their later years with ease, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, a selection of cosy communal lounges and inviting dining areas all wrapped within manicured gardens. From outings to afternoon tea to sing-a-longs, the dedicated activity coordinators ensure the hobbies and interests of residents shape the jam-packed activity programme, meaning there’s an activity for everyone here at Oak Lodge.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • GoodCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,250 weekly

Elliscombe House care home

Elliscombe House

Wincanton, BA9 8EAIndependent Care Home

Located in Wincanton, Somerset, Elliscombe House provides the dream lifestyle for all. Inside this stunning home, residents benefit from a range of luxurious amenities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms equipped with en-suite, stylish lounges, spacious living areas, inviting dining rooms and garden access where residents can enjoy the views. It’s beautiful shared spaces and facilities are designed to ensure all residence are kept entertained, engaged and stimulated, whether that is aromatherapy, fine dining or even care animal visits. Elliscombe House is truly a home to enjoy.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • GoodCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,200 weekly

Frequently asked questions

Here is some further information about care homes in South Somerset.

How many care homes are there in South Somerset?

We have 2 care homes in South Somerset, including Elliscombe House. All our homes have been hand-picked by our team of care experts based on a number of factors, including the quality of care and the home's culture.

What is the average cost of care in South Somerset?

Care home costs vary significantly across the country. If you're looking for a care home in South Somerset, the average cost of care is £1,371. You may be eligible for care home funding - you can check through a care needs assessment.

How many nursing homes are there in South Somerset?

We have 2 in South Somerset that provide specialist, 24/7 support. All of our nursing care homes offer personalised support for anyone who has a medical condition or disability that requires round-the-clock care from registered nurses in a home-from-home environment.

How many South Somerset care homes offer residential care?

We have 2 care homes in South Somerset that offer residential care, which provides support and care for those who may find it difficult to live independently. Our residential care homes provide support for everyday tasks, including washing, mobility, and dressing.

What care homes in South Somerset offer dementia care?

We have 1 South Somerset care homes that provide round-the-clock dementia care. Those with dementia will need more care as the condition progresses, and specialist dementia care homes can provide the level of support they need.

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What South Somerset care homes offer respite care?

If you're looking for temporary respite care, we have 2 care homes in South Somerset that provide short-term stays.

Respite care homes provide relief for caregivers, offering a few weeks of support in a care home for a loved one while you recuperate. We've rounded up the best respite care homes in the UK to ease your care search.

Are there any care homes in South Somerset that offer end-of-life or palliative care?

2 South Somerset care homes provide palliative care for your loved one. A palliative care home aims to provide the highest level of support and comfort to every resident. End-of-life care can be an emotional experience for everyone, so our care experts will support you at every step.

Are you open to other locations nearby?

Explore other nearby locations to help find your dream care home at the right budget. Care homes vary in price enormously between different towns and villages.

Lottie’s guide to South Somerset

Need more guidance? Lottie’s team of Care Experts have prepared the ultimate guide to care homes in South Somerset. Here you’ll find an overview of the local area and recommendations for elderly-friendly places to visit.

  • Overview

Welcome to South Somerset

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic part of the UK for care seekers and older adults to live than in South Somerset. This county of Somerset contains a variety of bustling towns, including Yeovil, Wincanton and Castle Cary. What’s more, many of these towns contain some of the country’s best rated care homes.

Our friendly team of care experts will help you find the perfect care home in South Somerset for your loved one. From temporary care within a respite care home to nursing care homes with qualified and registered nurses, there’s a range of support options available.

When living here, your loved one will have plenty to enjoy, including visiting popular attractions like the Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Often, South Somerset care homes will take their residents on days out to locations such as these, along with providing a variety of meaningful activities such as gardening, reading and arts and crafts.

You can use our detailed home listings to gather useful information for an individual home, including care home costs and the different types of care offered - this could include personal care in a residential care home or specialist support in a dementia care home.

Our homes provide bespoke, round-the-clock care for residents. Whatever you or your loved one needs, be sure to get in touch and let us guide you through the process of making the right care choice.

Popular Locations South Somerset


The popular Nine Springs Park and several large shops make Yeovil in South Somerset a great place for older adults to live. Yeovil is also surrounded by idyllic countryside.


A small and historic town in southeast Somerset, Wincanton is a wonderful place for older adults to call home. The town centre contains several restaurants and classic British pubs, along with a library, a post office and local shops.

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