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Dunkirk Memorial House

Dunkirk Memorial HouseDunkirk Memorial House
Minehead Road
Bishops Lydeard
Somerset TA4 3BT

Telephone: 01823 432407
Fax: 01823 433083
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"Dunkirk Memorial House is situated close to the village of Bishops Lydeard, eight miles from the bustling town of Taunton in Somerset. Spacious and comfortable, it's somewhere our residents can feel is their real home, for as long as they are with us. 

Like every one of the Royal British Legion's Care Homes, we are exclusive to ex-Service people and their dependents.

That's why we're like a big family that every one of our residents belongs to - no one feels left out.

Dunkirk Memorial House has 60 rooms, all with en suite facilities and a 30 bed Dementia care wing. We know how much being independent means to so many of our residents, so everyone has a key to his or her own room as requested. Round-the-clock care from a team of experienced, registered nurses and dedicated care assistants gives a feeling of security.

There's a lot more to life at Dunkirk Memorial House than we can show you on this website. If you would like further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on the telephone number above." 

Anne Lewin - Home Manager, Dunkirk Memorial House 

Regulatory Body for Care Homes
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the health and social care regulator for England, responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Registration Authority Area: South West

For the Latest CQC Report on Dunkirk Memorial House, please visit the CQC website to search their directory of care services.

Services and facilities

Dunkirk Memorial House groupType of service

  • Residential care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential (personal) Dementia care

Home features

  • Passenger lift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Landscaped gardens with accessible pathways and seating areas
  • Licensed bar / café on premises
  • Residents' kitchenette
  • Residents' internet access: Wi-Fi for all users, shared computer and Skype facility
  • Daily social and leisure activities with support to maintain hobbies
  • Private chapel
  • Opening visiting: family and friends can also join our residents for a meal by booking in advance 
  • Pets are welcome to visit 

Dunkirk Memorial House bedBedrooms details

  • 48 single rooms with en suite facilities
  • 6 double rooms with en suite facilities available to married couples or siblings; single occupancy can also be accommodated
  • Phone point in own room for private telephone and Broadband connection; mobile phones can be used throughout the home
  • Television point in own room
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Own furniture if required

Facilities available

  • Long stay care
  • Short term respite care according to availability
  • Home visits from local GP
  • Home visits from private chiropodist 
  • Access to local dentist and optical services
  • Access to full range of NHS services via referral from GP or outpatient clinics
  • Home visits from private hairdresser
  • We have an Amenity Committee who are volunteers with an elected Chairperson who raise funds to provide many extras for the comfort and enjoyment of our residents
  • Minibus for day trips 

Dunkirk Memorial House chessCommunal areas

  • Lounges
  • Dining area
  • Accessible bathrooms

Local facilities

  • Close to local shops and places of interest
  • Near public transport and Taunton railway station
  • Wide choice of local accommodation for visitors

Dementia unit

  • 30 beds
  • en-suite rooms
  • a large secure garden space
  • specialised dementia care around the clock

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