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9.8 carehome.co.uk review score

Welcome to St Georges Nursing Home

St Georges, Somerset

Newly refurbished in 2020, St Georges Nursing Home offers dedicated nursing, respite and dementia care in a modern, purpose-built setting around a pretty courtyard garden. Operating under Allegra Care’s progressive household model, we strive to ensure that all residents are socially involved and engaged, with a varied programme of activities and excursions.
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • End of life
  • Short stay
  • Wandering With Purpose
"I'm passionate about adult care, championing independence for our mature generation. Dedicated to fostering excellence in my team, I fiercely uphold values of quality care, kindness, and empathy, aligning with the household model of care at St Georges."
Angela, Registered Manager
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About St Georges

The specialist team at St Georges provides round the clock care to our residents, with different care needs catered for within dedicated households. From care assistants, nurses and the kitchen team, each of our staff has been hand-picked to meet the exceptional standards that have seen St Georges rated and reviewed 9.8 out of 10 on carehome.co.uk.

The Household Model - a key element of our Service Philosophy

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A new outlook in delivering service and care in the UK

The Household Model approach to care is both modern and non institutional and is a new outlook in delivering service and care in the UK.

It is shaped by our core principles and desired behaviours contained within our philosophy. Our goal is to create an environment which becomes a community.

A space which residents recognise and feel at home. Personal choice, natural rhythms of the day, and meaningful life underpin the model. We seek to ensure all residents enjoy well-being.

The Household Model gives residents back their purpose, their genuine sense of self, and a chance to continue with their daily hobbies, habits, and interests which provide them with joy and independence.

Meet the team

Each and every member of the team here at St Georges plays a vital role in our commitment to providing first class dementia, respite and nursing care.

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Ang Madden

Angela Madden

Home Manager

Ang, with 38 years of dedicated experience in the health and social care sector in England and Wales, has been a stalwart leader in managing diverse services. Her expertise spans community hospitals, charitable care providers, domiciliary care, as well as residential and nursing homes. A trailblazer in her own right, Ang founded a care home aimed at providing specialized support to individuals with learning difficulties.

In 2009, she earned qualifications in Leadership and Management for health care services (Adults), marking a pivotal point in her professional journey. In 2012, Ang was honoured to be invited to contribute her skills to a team working with the Welsh Assembly. Collaborating with leading professionals in health and social care, she played a pivotal role in developing and implementing the social care framework in Wales, including the formulation of codes of practice for social care workers.

Ang's passion for adult care is evident, and her commitment to nurturing her team's potential is unwavering. A true advocate for empowering the older generation to maintain independence, she believes in the lasting impact of high standards of quality care, kindness, and empathy.

Based in Wales, where she resides halfway up a mountain, Ang is a devoted mother of three and recently embraced the joys of becoming a Nanna to a beautiful little girl. Recognizing the preciousness of life and the uncertainty of tomorrow, she treasures quality family time. In her leisure, Ang enjoys long-distance and cross-country running. At home, she shares her space with two Maine Coone cats, Henry and Harry, both rescued brothers, and a Jack Russell named Tilly, also a rescue. Ang feels honoured to be part of Allegra Care, serving as the Registered Manager at St Georges, and considers it a privilege to contribute to the well-being of residents and their families.
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Zoe

Zoe

Head of Wellness | Lead Activities Co-ordinator

Zoe moved into the care sector after many years working as a dental nurse. Driven by a desire to spread happiness and make people smile, her role as Head of Wellness and Lead Activities Co-ordinator for Allegra Care is immensely rewarding as it gives her a unique opportunity to enrich residents’ lives.

As well as informing her working methods, Zoe’s creative and musical interests occupy much of her leisure time. She also enjoys time with her family and long walks in the countryside with their dog.
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Debbie

Debbie

Receptionist

St Georges’ first point of contact for many, Debbie’s is most likely the voice you will hear when you phone and the friendly face you will first see when you visit. In her role as Receptionist, Debbie enjoys getting to know all residents, their families and visiting healthcare professionals.

All visits are booked via Debbie and she will always make sure that anything dropped in for residents is promptly and safely delivered. St Georges’ reception is a busy place but, with Debbie’s calm and proficient organisational skills, everything runs smoothly.
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Richard

Richard

Chef Team Leader

Starting his career in rosette restaurants and hotels across the West Country, Richard went on to become a college lecturer in cookery and catering, a position in which he worked with people with complex needs. Building on this experience, he then ran activities provisions for two autism centres operated by the National Autistic Society, roles which involved extensive cooking and nutrition demonstrations.

Working as Chef Team Leader at St Georges, Richard devises and cooks a variety of nutritious and appetising menus to meet all residents’ dietary needs. This resident-led approach is enhanced by informal feedback and resident meetings, as well as input from staff. Flexibility and adaptability are key to ensuring the provision of alternative options for residents.

Championing fresh, local produce, Richard and his team work closely with local suppliers to source the best quality, traceable ingredients. Enabled by St Georges’ household operational model, with individual kitchens shared by small household groups, Richard also organises and delivers live cooking demonstrations.
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Nicky Josselyn

Nicky Josselyn

Regional Manager Central & Western

Nicky brings more than 25 years’ care sector experience to her role as Regional Manager, with a career that spans a wide variety of roles, from care assistant to regional manager.

As her father was in the RAF, Nicky grew up as a Forces child – educated in Germany and living in many locations through her younger life, including Hong Kong. Married for 17 years, with four wonderful sons (and recently becoming a Nanny to yet another little boy!) she is happily settled in a lovely Suffolk village. As her youngest son is an outstanding striker for his football team, she can often be seen on Saturdays and Sundays running the line at his matches. Her other main sporting interest is pool – she plays for Suffolk and also runs two teams in the Ipswich league. Nicky also enjoys spending her leisure time at the gym, relaxing with her family or walking her French Bulldogs, Ralph and Coco, who are frequent visitors the homes she managers, where the residents adore them and treat them very much as their own.

News & Events

Care Home Awards 2024 finalist - St Georges Nursing Home

14 May 2024

Giving Thanks on International Nurses Day

12 May 2024

May Day Celebrations

01 May 2024

Pets as Therapy Dog Callie Enjoys Homemade Treats

29 Apr 2024

National Superhero Day Featuring Superman!

26 May 2024

St Georges Celebrate St George's Day!

23 Apr 2024
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Genuine person-centred care

Time and again, family and resident testimonials praise the warm, inclusive atmosphere at St Georges - and the commitment of our team to go the extra mile in providing truly outstanding care around the clock.

Dad was accepted at St Georges just over a week ago, and already I can see a difference in him. The staff all know his name, how he takes his coffee, what foods he isn't keen on and which are his favourites. The care home is light and airy and very clean, and there is always something to keep the residents occupied and entertained. I can't thank the management team and staff enough and I know when I leave him that he is safe. Well done St George's.
JB
Daughter of a resident, May 2024
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Personalised Care

At St Georges Nursing Home, we pride ourselves on the personalised care we offer. From nursing and respite care to specialised dementia care and our new “wandering with purpose” household, care packages are carefully designed to meet each individual resident’s specific needs.