Elizabeth House

Fons George, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3SA

Set in a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Taunton, Elizabeth House provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Elizabeth House has everything you need to experience a happy, fulfilling, independent life with support.

Read our Guide to Moving Home Safely.

Elizabeth House exterior
Elizabeth House communal area
Elizabeth House dining area
Elizabeth House lounge area
Elizabeth House communal seating area
Elizabeth House rear gardens
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Life at Elizabeth House

At Elizabeth House, you choose the lifestyle that suits you.

In the morning, we’ll give you a call to check that you’re okay. After breakfast you might choose to meet friends or take part in one of our regular activities. At lunchtime, if you've pre-ordered lunch, you can enjoy a hot meal with other residents in the restaurant, or you may want to prepare lunch for yourself, or your friends or family in your apartment.

If you fancy a change of scenery, you could visit Vivary Park, which is situated just behind Elizabeth House and has beautiful flower gardens, a water fountain and ducks. Alternatively, if you prefer a spot of shopping, Taunton town centre is just a five minute drive away.

In the afternoon, you could join us for one of our regular social events, take part in a game of bingo, or perhaps enjoy an afternoon tea. By evening, you may want to take it easy after all the activity! If not, you can always join friends to watch TV, have a chat or play a game of cards.

Staff at Elizabeth House are friendly and they put your mind at rest if you are worried about anything.

Alan, resident
Activities leader Jackie Croxford with Moreton Court resident Beth Thomas and David Faulkner

Activities and events

We hold regular social activities, offering you a chance to meet new people and be part of our friendly community. Activities include:

  • Quizzes, bingo and games
  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening

Our programme of organised events includes entertainers, visiting animals and coffee mornings. Themed events are also held throughout the year, such as a summer fete, Macmillan coffee morning and a Christmas fayre. Find out more about what's on.

Elizabeth House lounge area

You’ll feel right at home in your apartment. It has everything you need and is unfurnished so you can make it your own. Features include:

  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • A single or a double bedroom
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Level-access shower room
  • Emergency alert system featuring intercom, pull cord and pendant alarms 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Elizabeth House, you must:

  • be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but the onsite teams can support you if anything changes.

Elizabeth House may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Somerset County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. Somerset County Council will help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from care and support services, and the care provider, Way Ahead Care, may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Somerset County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

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