Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community

38 Preston Road, Yeovil BA21 3AQ

Set in its own private grounds in the heart of Yeovil, Latimer Lodge offers high-quality studio living with professional care and support on hand 24 hours a day.

The beautifully-renovated Victorian period property features 13 luxury en-suite care studios and spacious communal areas where residents can enjoy the independence and privacy of their own living space, whilst enjoying premium standards of care and a five-star hotel quality of service.

The care studios are ideal for those over the age of 55 who are seeking that little bit extra comfort, care and support in luxury surroundings - or perhaps seeking companionship and the peace of mind of leaving behind the hassles of managing their own home.

Latimer Lodge is part of Yeovil Care Community, a vibrant 1.8 acre site catering for the full range of care needs from assisted living to personal and dementia care.

Group: Carlauren Care Ltd

Person in charge: Rebecca Symes (Registered Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 15 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 11

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 13

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


Latimer Lodge is situated within Yeovil Care Community, at the eastern end of Preston Road - one of the main routes into the centre of Yeovil. Preston Road can be accessed via Yeovil College Roundabout to the east (A30/A37) and to the west via the A3088 and Bunford Lane (passing the Asda store on the right).

Yeovil Care Community is clearly marked with a large white sign at the entrance to a private driveway.


Friends and family welcome to visit at any time, and to accompany residents at meal times, and during activities and outings.


Latimer Lodge is set in its own grounds and has its own private car park, which can be accessed via the first left off the driveway, to the front of the property.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community: click here

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


The Review Score of 6.8 (maximum of 10) for Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 3.4 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 3.417 for Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community is calculated as follows: ( (6 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 3.417

  • 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 3.333 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 3 positive Reviews (15 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 3 Target = 0.333

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

6.8 Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community has a Review Score of 6.8 (6.750) from 1 Reviews

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  • Son of Resident/Service User

The standard of care was adequate although staff seemed overworked. This resulted in slow response at times. There were no activities to stimulate guests but the accommodation was good quality. Overall the staff were friendly and supportive.

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

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Kelly Mitchell

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 2016


Kelly is the Registered Manager of Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community and responsible for its day-to- day delivery of outstanding levels of care, community engagement, recruitment and training.

She has many years’ experience in a variety of Registered Manager, Nominated Individual and other senior adult and elderly care roles in residential, domiciliary and dementia homes across the south west, for large providers such as Park House Care (UK), as well as experience as an NVQ Health & Social Care Assessor/Trainer.

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