Somerset House, Bristol, North Somerset
Somerset House, Bristol, North Somerset
Somerset House, Bristol, North Somerset

Somerset House is a Grade II listed Georgian Farm House set in pretty walled gardens.

The aim is to enable older people to lead complete and fulfilling lives, by assisting with everyday challenges whilst giving as much independence as possible and maintaining dignity in old age. Everything is done towards developing the very best support and environment for residents

As a small care home, Somerset House is able to retain its intimate homely feel with cosy lounges, and attentive staff who are really able to deal with the needs of individual residents.

The home has a Garden Room and some luxury en-suite bedrooms. The Garden Room overlooks the home's courtyard garden, raised beds, water feature and pond and seating areas.

The home was rated Good by the CQC in July 2016 and received a five-star food hygiene rating in September 2016.

Owner: Kingfisher Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Julie D Jones (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 26

Rooms with ensuite WC: 15

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £530 – £700 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Somerset House to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Somerset House: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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8.5 Somerset House has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.494)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Somerset House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Somerset House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.417 for Somerset House is calculated as follows: ( (16 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.417

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.077 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Somerset House is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.577

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Somerset House?

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Reviewer Connection to Somerset House

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I moved here in October 2015. Since then, I have settled in and have no complaints. the home is clean and warm. Food is good.
Most afternoons (and some mornings) there are various activities to cater for all the interests.
Staff are on hand and respect your privacy. There have been recent building improvements (new rooms and bedrooms) and other rooms being improved (decorating) on an ongoing basis.
Due to numbers of residents, it provides a more homely feel.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerset House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

See below tick boxes all excellent. However, improvements could be:
Food - More choice and more fresh produce.
Safety - All very safe, just a point to watch anything that could cause someone to fall over i.e frames left by other residents to be put away.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerset House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I went into Somerset House after a week in hospital. The members of staff were very kind and considerate. The house was warm, I had a very comfortable en-suite room and the meals are excellent. I enjoyed The Flexisize seated exercises in the mornings and the activities in the afternoon, craft, music, games etc. I felt a lot of thought had been put into providing variety. I also appreciated the communion service on a Wednesday afternoon. Entertainment and party were provided on several evenings around Christmas time. Visitors were always welcome, including dogs and everyone was allowed to do their own thing within reason. I would be more than happy to go in again if the situation arose in the future, and would recommend it to anyone needing one.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerset House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Julie Jones

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 1988


Julie has been working at Somerset house for 25 years and has been manager for 15. During that time she has achieved, in addition to a range of other qualifications, an HND in social care and an NVQ level 4 diploma in Care and Home Management.
Over the years, as the number of residents has increased and the care regulations have evolved, Julie has always been focused on ensuring the quality of everyday life for the residents is the top priority for all staff at the home.

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Giles Livingstone

Job Title: Owner

Joined: 2011


Giles has owned Somerset House since May 2011. A chartered surveyor by profession, he has been working with care businesses for many years and has owned and run several other small care homes in the past. Like Julie, the manager, Giles believes that the secret to running a successful care home is to ensure that the well-being of the people who make it their home is always a priority.

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