St Michaels is a home (with nursing care) providing a range of services for adults with physical disabilities.
St Michaels is a three storey home set in 24 acres of beautiful rural countryside at the foot of the Mendip Hills. It is situated in the village of Axbridge, Somerset only two miles from Cheddar Gorge and 12 miles from Weston Super Mare. Residents have the opportunity to visit the Somerset coastal areas as well as the local Somerset market towns.
Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. At their request, we offer a wide range of activities including arts and music classes, IT workshops and reflexology. Every year we hold a St Michael’s day celebration lunch which residents, family, friends and volunteers are invited to attend.
Our fully-trained team work hard to ensure everybody is happy in their home. We pride ourselves on putting our residents first and we support people to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.
We do not currently have vacancies for permanent places
at St Michaels. Please contact us
if you are interested in joining the waiting list.
Services available at this location (marked )
||Care home with nursing
|Personal support services
||Activity and skills group
Detailed information about this service:
St Michaels is a three storey home built in the 1870s for up to 36 adults with a physical disability.
The bedrooms have overhead hoists and special adaptations and equipment to suit individual residents’ needs, and four of the rooms have en-suite facilities. Our communal areas include a lounge, two dining rooms, two laundry rooms, an activity centre, family room, computer room and physiotherapy room.
Our home has a large, beautifully maintained garden that you are welcome to visit whenever you wish.
Our service manager will be happy to discuss furnishing options for your room with you. We understand that you may wish to furnish your room entirely or simply bring personal items such as pictures, photographs and ornaments.
Our home has an ongoing maintenance programme for decoration and soft furnishing and we will always talk to you about any changes to your room.
We think mealtimes are a really important and sociable part of the day for everybody. Residents have the option of contributing to menu planning and we make sure that there is a choice of foods available (vegetarian and special dietary requirements are catered for).
Normal mealtimes are as follows:
- breakfast: 8:30am – 10:30am
- lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
- dinner: 5pm – 6pm
Tea, coffee and other refreshments are available throughout the day.
Other dining options include:
- Eating out (staff can arrange this with advance notice).
- Meals can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own room.
- Meals can be provided for family and friends who are visiting.
You can also enjoy your meals outside.
Our home has a dedicated full-time activities co-ordinator who organises lots of different opportunities so that everybody can enjoy activities either in the home or the local community.
Our staff at St Michaels are happy to accompany you to places locally such as the theatre, restaurants, shops, festivals and sporting events. Our residents are keen to suggest places of interest that they wish to visit.
You can be involved (if you wish) in weekly activities including arts and crafts, IT workshops, music, reflexology, comedy, karaoke evenings and quiz nights. The residents share their interests with us so that we can try and make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.
At St Michaels, we provide quality 24-hour nursing, care and support. We listen to what our residents tell us they want and ensure that our staff are fully trained to meet those needs.
We understand important it is to make our home a comfortable, happy and friendly place for everyone.
At our home we have:
- Specialist equipment such as hoists, lifts, and specialist baths, beds and mattresses.
- A call system, which enables you to summon help from the staff (particularly important when something is urgent).
- A choice of communal areas including a lounge, two dining rooms, an activity centre, a computer room and a family room.
- A public pay telephone and the facility for a private telephone line in the rooms and satellite television (at your own cost).
- A personal laundry facility for you to use and /or we can provide a full laundry service.
- A therapeutic treatment service.
- A "pets are welcome" policy by arrangement with our service manager.
- A computer room with printers, access to the internet, and specialized equipment.
- A newspaper service – regular delivery of newspapers and magazines can be arranged.
- Access to local hairdressing services.
We have three vehicles at the service which are available for travel to medical appointments. Other journeys using our vehicle can also be arranged. Please ask our service manager for more information (contact details can be found in the "Get in touch" section).
The village of Axbridge has many amenities including a community hall, a chemist, newsagents, post office, various pubs and restaurants, and King John’s Hunting Lodge – an early Tudor merchant’s home which contains the local museum and a continually changing programme of exhibitions which is perfect for day trips.
Some of our residents enjoy going on holiday and we are happy to accompany them if they wish.
Local GP practices are available close by. We always recommend that you register with a local GP and we can provide support to help you do so.
If you need to take medication we have capable, medically-trained staff to support you (we have a policy and procedure covering the safe administration of medication).
For more information please get in touch with our service manager.
We have three on-site physiotherapy rooms available to help residents develop and maintain their independence and self confidence.
Our home provides a physiotherapy service and has a qualified physiotherapist and a physiotherapy assistant. They provide therapies including reflexology, aromatherapy, physiotherapy, chiropody, music and art.
A short break at St Micheals gives you the opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries. You can stay for a few days or a few weeks - and be sure of a warm welcome.
We have a number of rooms in our 36 bedroom home available for short breaks for adults. All of our rooms have overhead hoists and special adaptations to suit individual needs and some have en-suite facilities.
Our home has a friendly and lively atmosphere, with lots of things to see and do including arts and music classes, IT workshops and reflexology. We are close to Somerset, where there is many amenities including a community hall, a chemist, newsagents, a post office, various pubs and restaurants.
St Micheals offers a comfortable stay for adults with differing needs, who want a break in a friendly and safe home.
To find out about availability or to discuss your requirements, speak to a member of our friendly team.
020 3242 0392
Once we understand what type of break you would like, we will provide you with details of how we can support you and how much this will cost.
Want to know more?
We would love to hear from you, whether you'd like to:
- come and visit
- talk to our service manager
- be part of our team.
Service manager: Helen Bond
Leonard Cheshire Disability
01934 732 358
01934 732 809
There are a number of ways that you can get involved in supporting disabled people and the work of Leonard Cheshire Disability.
St Michaels has a team of volunteers who provide invaluable support to residents by driving, befriending, escorting, helping with activities, fundraising, gardening and more.
or write to us at the address above.
We campaign with disabled people both locally and nationally on a number of issues that disabled people believe are important, including: