• 46 flats. Built in 1984. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
  • Extra Care scheme with Way Ahead Care on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Visiting management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Distances: town centre 0.5 mile(s).
  • Housing Authority: Somerset West and Taunton
  • Social Care Authority: Somerset

ECH Manager

Jan Heapey

Jan Heapey


Our regular activities include:

  • Weekly activity club with interested residents participating in arts and crafts with coffee & biscuits served
  • Film nights with popcorn and drinks
  • Bingo sessions with refreshments
  • Clothes sales
  • Christmas parties
  • Sausage and mash night with raffle
  • Flexercise sessions
  • Mobility aids demo
  • MacMillan Coffee mornings
  • Celebration parties for events like VE day


“As tenants we have lived at Kilkenny ECH for 11 years, it is not just our home but a small community. Way Ahead Care provides 24/7 care, you know that help/advice is always on hand. Activities/Events are provided, we are encouraged to participate but at the same time you can also live independently. Kilkenny ECH is a happy place to live. We are lucky in that we have a great leader, our scheme manager, Jan, who with her dedicated team of carers nothing is too much trouble. There is respect for the manager & carers who go the extra mile to enhance our lives and make sure our needs are met. There is always a smile from the team even though at times life can be challenging. We would recommend living at Kilkenny.”

“To dear Jan at Kilkenny Court
I waited a long time to come here, made lots of new friends here and got on really well with the girls at Kilkenny Court
With love”

“I’ve lived at Kilkenny Court Extra Care Housing for 7 years. It’s a one bedroom flat with a newly fitted kitchen, front room, bathroom with a shower and a bedroom. All rooms are bright and fair sized with sprinkler system through and emergency call buttons if you should need to use them. They have a good sized community room/dining room with a conservatory attached and there is a good outside back garden. There is a laundry room which tenants can use. Tenants are encouraged to be independent to do things within their means e.g planting flowers or veg in the raised garden boxes. Entertainment such as movie nights, Bingo etc is arranged by our friendly scheme manager, Jan. I find her very easy to talk to, very helpful and understanding. We have on site carers from Way Ahead Care who are very hard working and very pleasant to be around and the neighbors are very friendly.”