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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
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Care Provider: Nynehead Care Limited

Meet The Manager

Joanne Fenn is Manager at Nynehead Court.

Jo actually began her career at Nynehead Court at the age of 14, working at weekends delivering tea trays and washing up. She worked at Popham House in Wellington when it was a home for blind people after completing work experience, and at this stage the home was owned by the County Council. She has continued to work in the care sector ever since, mainly with Somerset Care, and for the past 16 years she has managed various care homes for them.

Jo's career has come full circle and has brought her back to the place where it began!

Nynehead Court is one of the longest-standing care homes in the UK and offers gracious retirement living in the beautiful village of Nynehead, winner of the ‘Best Small Village in Somerset’. Set in 13 acres of tended parkland and situated just 1 ½ miles from Wellington and 7 miles from the county town of Taunton, the facilities within the estate include residential care, close care housing, and grounds and facilities that are used by the residents and available for use by the general public.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Our residents enjoy all the advantages of living in a Grade 2* Listed country house, which has been adapted to cater for modern day needs.

The private rooms are large and each is unique in style, with many enjoying spectacular views over the 13 acres of parkland and beyond to the Blackdown Hills. All rooms have their own en suites - some with baths and showers - and assisted bathrooms are available on each floor.

There are ample public rooms and facilities for different activities, ranging from elegant dining and drawing rooms and quiet studies, to converted stables adapted for hobbies and activities. Fresh floral arrangements and vegetables are grown in the walled garden and used in the house.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Sensory Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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We have 31 single rooms and 7 double rooms. All rooms have their own en suites - some with baths and showers - and assisted bathrooms are available on each floor.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 44
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 44

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Secure Access, Telephone Point.

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The complement of staff on duty at any one time exceeds the statutory requirement and all care staff assist in the provision of extra mural activities and recreation, which form an important part of the daily routine. A trained care assistant is on call to the residents of the mews properties 24 hours a day and additional staff are rostered to meet any programmed needs.

Residents at Nynehead Court have personalised care plans and a key staff member, as well as individual support to meet their particular needs and interests.  Staff are encouraged to participate in QCF training and one senior carer has recently completed the Level 5 qualification. The company is committed to providing regular training and study sessions, so that the highest levels of care and support are provided.

Our Team
Deb Sparks
Deb Sparks
Deputy Manager

I started working as a carer doing night shifts when my children were small, and despite having never done care work before I quickly found that it was a job I loved. I worked in various settings before starting my Nynehead Court career in 2004. I worked as a care assistant, initially at night before transferring to the day shifts, and I was encouraged to undertake various qualifications culminating in NVQ 5. I am now the Deputy Manager and thoroughly enjoy my job. I love being part of a great team looking after fantastic residents, it feels like my second family.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

I started working at Nynehead Court as a carer on day shifts in February 1991. After a few years and completing my NVQ in Health & Social Care I became a Senior Care Co-ordinator, I enjoyed coming to work and caring for our residents. In 2015, after having an operation on my knee that did not go as planned I returned to work but helping in the office. I was offered the Administrator role, and did some external bookkeeping classes to help me. I absolutely love the job I am doing now and working with a great team here at Nynehead Court.

Justin Cole
Justin Cole
Head Gardener

I completed a YTS in Horticulture at Cannington College and my day release placement was at a Care Home, working with the Head Gardener on their 9 acres of formal gardens. I hold NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and a City & Guilds qualification in Amenity Horticulture. I worked at the home for 4 years before moving to Monkton Elm Garden Centre, where I worked for 3 years in Commercial Horticulture and gained valuable experience of plants and the industry.

I joined Nynehead Court in 2001 as Assistant to the Head Gardener, and during this time I gained the Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) and took the RHS General Exam. I became Head Gardener in 2009, and now look after the home's impressive 18 acres of historic parkland.

I have been at Nynehead Court for over 19 years and love the history of the gardens, which I share with residents and visitors. Some of the trees are over 400 years old and are a joy to be around.    

Activities Are So Important

The all-inclusive fee structure means that one never has to worry about additional costs. In addition to the costs of accommodation, meals and care, the fees also include aperitifs before dinner and wine with meals; therapies; activities; hobbies; escorted trips out for shopping, appointments, pub lunches and cream teas; use of the minibus, cars and buggies; and daily newspapers and journals.

Nynehead Court's varied activities programme is planned and organised by its dedicated activities team and includes trips to local places of interest as well as on-site activities which include art classes, exercise sessions, and visits by entertainers.

Nynehead Care enjoys excellent links with the local community and the residents benefit from the outside company and varied activities which are held within the grounds of the Court, as well as the participation in daily routine with the owners of the mews houses. The Friends of Nynehead Court are particularly active and take great interest in bringing outside interest to the Court, as well as hosting regular drinks parties and social functions.

The 13th Century Parish Church adjoins the grounds of the Court and is used for regular services. One regular Sunday service is held in the drawing room of the Court each month, when the Parish community come into the Court.

Local groups and the Friends of Nynehead Court make use of the Orangery for public events, to which the residents of the Court are invited and where new interests are encouraged and new acquaintances made. An annual fete is also held in the grounds and regular tours and demonstrations are held in the gardens, all of which are enjoyed by the residents and bring even more variety to the Court.

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Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/9a87f396-afe9-4315-b9d0-b73a0d777336
Report Published 25th March 2020
Registration Date 7th January 2011
Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Nynehead Court

Nynehead Court was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2020.
Nynehead Court provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Nynehead Court has 44 rooms.
Nynehead Court comes under Somerset.
Joanne Fenn is the manager of Nynehead Court.

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