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, 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 with us 5 days a week and a visiting physiotherapist from Musgrove Hospital, who can assist with helping residents to maintain independence or regain their strength.

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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Nursing care

Residential care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • 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.

Damon Drummond

Senior General Manager

Hi, my name is Damon, and I am the Senior General Manager here. Welcome to our website!

I started my working career in sales/account management working in different sectors, such as logistics, domestic appliances and IT. I got to a stage in my life where I felt I needed to give back to my community, so I began working for the NHS, supporting people with learning disabilities for just under 6 years, finishing in the post of Support Manager, where I oversaw a team of managers working in over 10 different services.

I started working in care homes in 2014, which is when I first became a Registered Manager, and have worked for Bupa, Gracewell Healthcare and Brighterkind. This came as a direct result of seeing how my own grandmother was not treated with dignity and respect whilst in hospital. I have a strong history of turning homes around, engaging staff teams, initiating change and ensuring the residents live a meaningful life.

I believe in building open and honest relationships with residents, relatives and anyone who visits the home. My door is always open, so please feel free to pop in for a chat or a cup of tea.

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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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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