The Manor Care Home

Haydon Close, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5HF  Map View

The Manor Care Home in Taunton

Located in the countryside of the Quantock Hills in Bishops Hull in Taunton, the Manor offers 24 hour nursing and residential care. Close to Musgrove Park Hospital and just 3 miles from the M5 and centre of Taunton, our home is in a great location that makes keeping in touch with the local community easy, and convenient for visitors to reach us.

We accommodate older individuals with residential care needs, or those who require nursing care, as well as care for those living with dementia, with a dedicated team that is available 24 hours a day. We also understand that some may just require a week or two’s respite to regain confidence from a hospital stay, and know that, for some, a permanent move to a care home can be a daunting thought, so our respite services allow people to sample the Manor life before making a life-changing decision. 

At the Manor, we are very much a family, and our approach is driven from each individual who lives here. Our care plans and detailed assessments allow for a tailored approach to each person's needs, including important factors of everyday living, such as religious beliefs, likes and dislikes and all aspects of personal daily living needs.

We have a physio assistant on staff who provides a consistent approach to physio, therapies and rehabilitation for those who need this. The physiotherapist works alongside the nursing staff to reduce falls and maintain independence for the residents.

We believe a sense of belonging and freedom of choice is crucial to everyone who visits and stays with us, from menu choices to activities and events taking place at the home. This is important for well-being, which is why we have a varied activity programme 7 days a week. Our in-house activities team works with our residents in group sessions, as well as in one-to-one time.

The best way for you to get a feel for the home is to pop in and see for yourself, where we can show you around and answer any questions that you may have. We know that food and the environment is very important, so families and individuals are also very welcome to come by for a coffee and home-made piece of cake in the bistro, or join us for a meal prior to making a decision.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Types of care

The Manor provides person-centred residential and nursing care to residents with a range of medical and mental health conditions. The home has three units that are individually tailored to meet residents needs. Staff have a wide range of experience and qualifications to ensure that residents receive the best care possible and that demonstrates best practice, guidance and support. We have a therapy team who are committed to helping residents maintain as much independence as possible in a way that is unique to them. We have a range of professionals that visit, whether that be in the form of entertainment, rehabilitation, chiropody, hairdressing, or beauty therapy, with goals of increasing the well-being of residents.

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Residential care

Dementia care

Nursing care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Activity room
  • Day trips


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disability awareness/equality training
  • Lift


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Helen Smith

General Manager

Hello, my name is Helen and I am the General Manager here at The Manor. Welcome to our website!

I have worked as a nurse for 30 years and been lucky enough to worked in Australia. I have emergency care experience and care manager experience for the last 15 years in both Somerset and Hampshire.

I have recently relocated from Hampshire. I am a keen gardener, love to travel and spending time with my two daughters.

My passion is ensuring that our residents live their life to the fullest and I look forward to welcoming you to our home to see this first hand

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Life at The Manor Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

The Manor Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

27 January 2021

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Our response to our latest inspection

In our CQC inspection, which took place at the start of 2020, we received 2 'Good' ratings for Safe and Well-led. A number of changes have been made since then and we hope to be inspected again soon.

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Safe Good
Well-led Good
Caring Requires improvement
Responsive Requires improvement
Effective Requires improvement