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New Supportive Living Facility Opens in Yeovil to Replace Old Nursing Home

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A new supportive living facility has opened in Yeovil after a former nursing home was forced to close two years ago due to “mismanagement”.

Redlief House on Preston Road is a CQC regulated home support, home care and home care provider.

The opening ceremony yesterday (September 19) was attended by the mayor of Yeovil, Evie Potts Jones, who cut the ribbon.

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CEO Melissa Parfitt and Managing Director Robert Fielder started their company Redleif Care after working at the Preston Road address when it was previously Tyndale House under the management of Carlauren Holdings.

When the pair decided to start their own home care business, they knew they wanted to operate at the 18-bedroom Preston Road site and looked for investment.

Mr Fielder said: “We wanted to be able to provide care, so we decided to start our own business. Little by little, the company grew.



Redlief House on Preston Road is a CQC regulated home support, home care and home care provider.

Ms Parfitt described it as “heartbreaking” to work at the site before, after care provider Carlauren Group closed the home on just one week’s notice in 2019 after it fell under administration due to financial losses.

The house had been vacant until February, when Ms Parfitt and her daughters got down to work on the renovations and extensive refurbishment.

Ms. Parfitt said: “The personal attachment is immense. It’s not about making money or starting a business, it’s about people. I don’t want people to be seen as numbers.

Upon arrival, the property’s front space looked like a ‘jungle’ and the interior was filled with ‘trash cans’, but the newly renovated property now offers a series of stylish and warm rooms.

The facility offers residents a rental to ensure they have living rights and can then choose the amount of care assistance they want.

Mr Fielder said: “We have 100% decision making on how we should run a care service and how the person should receive that care.

“If you have a loved one who needs care and support, they should receive first-class accommodation and top-notch results-oriented care and support. This facility offers both with the protection of a rental agreement.

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