The Firs

251 Staplegrove Road, Taunton TA2 6AQ

The Firs is a residential care home, situated in Taunton, Somerset.

The Firs is an individual home, registered to care for 40 elderly residents requiring nursing and non-nursing care, specialising in; early stages of dementia, palliative care, sensory impairment, Parkinson’s, stroke rehabilitation, couples wishing to remain together and bespoke services for families in crisis.

The Firs staff are highly trained to deliver person-centred care services to all residents, be it day care, respite or a permanent placement.

If you are looking to take the next step into residential/nursing care, please feel free to visit the home at any time.

Owner: Care West Country Ltd

Person in charge: Michael Strickland (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Eating Disorders • Learning Disability • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Admission Information: No one is admitted without an assessment of needs first. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 8

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £850 – £1000 Nursing Care Single £850 – £1000 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact The Firs to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

The Fees include nursing care and support, all meals, Physio, Activities within the house, laundry service, refreshments and snacks outside of meal times.

The Fee do not include Newspapers, Hairdresser, Chiropody, Taxis this can be invoiced monthly.

Any top ups to the fees paid for by the person living at the Firs of family members are invoiced monthly.

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


There are no set visiting times


There is a small area to the front of the Firs, there is also on road parking

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Firs: click here

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


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Bed Vacancies

5 Bed Vacancies

posted 22 Mar 2018

Nursing and residential vacancies on both the ground and 1st floor. Funded by Private, Social Services, CHC and Nursing

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