Dunkirk memorial house

Dunkirk Memorial House

Dunkirk Memorial House in Taunton is one of The Royal British Legion’s Care Homes, with a specialist Dementia care wing. Like every one of the Legion's Care Homes, we are exclusive to ex-Service people and their dependents.

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.

Dunkirk Memorial House, Minehead Road, Bishops Lydeard
Taunton, Somerset TA4 3BT

Telephone: 01823 432407
Fax: 01823 433083
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Dunkirk Memorial House can accommodate up to 60 people requiring nursing and personal care. All rooms have en suite facilities. We know how much being independent means to our residents, so everyone has a key to their own room, as requested. Round-the-clock care from a team of experienced, registered nurses and dedicated care assistants ensures safety and security for our residents.

Our specialist dementia care wing Dunkirk Mews was opened in 2015 and provides 24 hour dedicated personal care for people living with dementia based on the Butterfly Home Model. There are 30 single bedrooms, all with en suite / shower facilities. The Mews has three wings of 10 bedrooms leading into a central hub area. Each wing has its own lounge, dining room and bathroom. The central hub has a café, hairdresser and an activity area. Life is busy in The Mews with occupation and activity being at its heart.

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“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 01823 432407." Anne Lewin - Home Manager, Dunkirk Memorial House

Service and facilities

Type 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

Bedrooms details

  • 48 single rooms with en suite facilities for nursing and personal care
  • 6 double rooms with en suite facilities available to married couples or siblings for nursing and personal care; single occupancy at supplement rate can also be accommodated
  • 30 single en suite dementia care rooms
  • 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
  • Safe, landscaped and accessible outdoor garden areas

Communal 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


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