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Meet our staff

Zena Thomas

- Operations Manager

Zena has lots of experience in Abbeyfield Sheltered Housing. A fairly recent but most welcome addition to our South West Abbeyfield family, she lives in Paignton and is a lively, lovely and welcoming person!

Rob Crawford

- House Manager

Always happy and smiling with a long history in catering, nothing is too much trouble for Rob. He believes the residents are the most important part of any Abbeyfield and aims to make them as happy as possible, fortunately with great staff this is not difficult at all! He's happiest when taking all the residents out for the day.

Ann Petts

- Assistant to the House Manager & Cook

A good friend for all the residents Ann is only too happy to adjust your food the way you want it. Cooking great traditional dinners and teas with quality sourced ingredients.

Sandra Cowley

- Assistant to the House Manager & Cook

Happy and accommodating with many years experience in care and at other Abbeyfields. Sandra is a huge bonus and welcome addition to the team. Her food is wonderful and she is always happy to accommodate particular tastes or diets always ready for a knit and natter she is a caring, considerate and welcome member of the Sanders Court team.

Claire Pickburn

- Resident’s Assistant

Claire lets no task or challenge dishearten her she is always smiling and will help whenever she can. She is just as happy to sit and have a coffee with you as she is to wash your laundry.

Chelsea Bee

- Volunteer

Chelsea is an excellent companion on one of our many trips and has a long history in care, she is always bright and chatty!

Carol Cramond

- Volunteer

With a shotgun laugh that could tear cloth Carol is a live wire. Constantly on the go she will only slow down for a round of scrabble or the monthly Quiz, very competitive she makes the game flow and that laugh, well you always know where she is! Great company and always, always smiling.

Matt Crawford

- Volunteer

Rob's son this young man gets roped in when we need some muscle, from power washing the patio to moving furniture Matt is more than willing to lend a strong arm also a wiz at the coffee machine and will even make a pretty picture on your coffee.


At Sanders Court, we offer a range of different activities for residents to get involved with at the house: 

• Trips to local theatre
• Chair based exercise classes
• Bingo - third Wednesday every month
• Quiz - first Wednesday every month
• Regular 'Knit & Natter' sessions
• Various talks
• Summer fair Bank Holiday August; BBQ, live music, stalls and much more!
• Residents suggestions always welcome
• Race days
• Bake sales with raffle
• Sanders Court dog show
• Poetry and art competitions
• Carol singing from local school
• Coffee - daily at 10.30 am made with commercial coffee machine. Latte’s, cappuccino, americano, mocha etc
• Plus many other activities throughout the year

Latest events and activities at Abbeyfield Sanders Court: 


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 Horse Drawn Barge Trip 

     Horse Drawn Barge Trip 
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residents take part in dance in devon chair exercises

Live music at the Summer Fair!

     Dance in Devon chair exercises 


residents of abbeyfield sanders court enjoying lunch out

    Abbeyfield residents enjoy lunch at the Babbacombe Inn

Residents enjoying lunch out at the Babbacombe Inn 

    Residents enjoying lunch out at the Babbacombe Inn 

monthly quiz night at abbeyfield sanders court

     abbeyfield sanders court offers supported housing for older people in Torquay

Full house for the monthly Quiz And Coffee! 


  One of our residents enjoying the sunshine at our summer party!

monthly quiz night at abbeyfield sanders court     

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Our current and past events:

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Contact the house


4 Manor Road
United Kingdom


01803 316164