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West Buckland Road
TA21 9PH


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Very Good 86%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £950.00
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Jo Girdler is Manager at Chelston Park.

B.Sc. (Hons) Health and Social Care, Diploma in Community Health (District Nurse)
Certificate in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing (ENB 249)
Registered Nurse

Chelston Park offers personalised nursing care and support within a safe, homely environment. At Chelston, the choices, care well being and comfort of our residents is the most important thing and the home combines manageable size with first-class nursing facilities.

Our staff are trained to a high standard and are supported to help each resident get the best out of every day. Alongside external trainers, our nurse trainer supports staff and delivers certified training on an ongoing basis. This ensures that our standards of care and support are maintained.

Chelston Park is a picturesque, period property modernised for the purpose of care. An extensive accessible garden gives way to beautiful views of the Blackdown Hills and the Wellington Monument.

Chelston Gardens is located on the outskirts of Wellington, some six miles from the county town of Taunton and five minutes from Junction 26 of the M5 motorway.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe
  • Enhanced infection control
  • Full pay for staff to encourage isolation
  • Thrice-weekly testing for staff (LTF and PCR)
  • Regular testing for residents
  • Isolated wards in the event of an outbreak
  • Full take up of vaccine for those eligible
  • High take up of the booster among the staff and resident groups
  • Essential care giver joins our testing programme
    HEPA air filters in public visiting areas
  • Strong WiFi signal throughout the building to make communication with other healthcare professionals as easy as possible
  • Nurses do temperature checks and measure oxygen sats twice daily
  • Increased cleaning, administration and activities hours
Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We allow visits to resident's bedrooms where it is safe to do so. Residents can have an essential caregiver who may visit during outbreaks. We have put aside visiting rooms with perspex screens for safe visiting. Although we hope we do not have to limit visiting in this way again, we have kept those screens up in the designated safe visiting area just in case.

Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

There are 2 lounges and a dining room. Two lifts service the house. Modern Facilities in a Period Home recently refurbished and modernised, Chelston Park, boasts a new sitting room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room as well as new windows, digital phone system, electric profiling beds and Wi-Fi.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos


Chelston Park has 31 rooms, comprising of 22 single rooms and 9 double rooms suitable for couples. Chelston Park offers a variety of rooms – some large, some smaller – with pleasant views and plenty of light.

Rooms are equipped with electric profiling beds and a nurse call system with call points in both the bedroom and the bathroom.

Rooms have a TV point and each resident has a personalised telephone number and they can choose to have incoming calls only. Of course, WiFi is available throughout the building. If you are visiting, ask a carer for the code.

Rooms can be personalised with the resident’s own pictures, photos, furniture and ornaments.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 86
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 86

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Fridge, Internet Access, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

Our staff are trained to a high standard and are supported to help each resident get the best out of every day. Alongside external trainers, our nurse trainer supports staff and delivers certified training on an ongoing basis. This ensures that our standards of care and support are maintained.

Our Team
Jo Girdler
Jo Girdler

B.Sc. (Hons) Health and Social Care, Diploma in Community Health (District Nurse)
Certificate in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing (ENB 249)
Registered Nurse

The Team
The Team
All about Care
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £950.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £950.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £950.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,450.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Somerset
Region South West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Summer Menu Sample Week 2 of 3.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

The activities team plays a vital role at Chelston Park, working alongside care staff to keep people interested, stimulated and participating.

We place great importance on keeping residents enthusiastic and enjoying life.

There are a variety of activities to suit everyone during the day. Activities can be in small groups, with individuals, or more communal.

Residents may well dip into and out of activities as and when they want to and staff encourage and support them to pursue hobbies and interests. Activities take into account residents’ interests, skills, experience, personality and medical condition.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets welcome at the managers discretion.

Can You Bring Your Pet

West Buckland Road
TA21 9PH

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 3rd March 2021
Last rated 30th December 2017

18th March 2021

30th December 2017

19th August 2015

17th October 2014

3rd January 2014

12th January 2013

6th December 2011

Registration Date 23rd December 2010
Service Provider Chelston Park Nursing And Residential Home Limited, TA21 9PH
Car Park.

Nearby Services
Church, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Chelston Park

Chelston Park was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in December 2017.
Chelston Park provides Nursing, Dementia and Residential care.
Chelston Park has 86 rooms.
Prices for Chelston Park start from £950.00 per week.
Chelston Park comes under Somerset.
Chelston Park accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Jo Girdler is the manager of Chelston Park.

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