5 Priory Drive
A detached house located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the town and local amenities.
5 Priory Drive is a detached house located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the town and local amenities. This house is approximately five minutes walk from the local park and leisure centre which offers an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sports hall, and external tennis courts and a skate park and cricket, football and rugby pitches. It is a similar distance from both of the town’s supermarkets and other independent shops.
Number 5 has a lounge with flat screen television and comfortable leather sofas as well as a light and airy conservatory dining room.
There are three service users bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the first floor. There is also a staffroom / office on the first floor. The first floor has separate shower room and WC and there is an additional WC on the ground floor.
There is also a Kitchen and separate Laundry room.
Number 5 is surrounded by garden, which is regularly used for barbeques and generally relaxing and chatting outside.
All rooms exceed Care Standards size requirements and are single occupancy. People who live with us are encouraged to personalise their rooms and every effort is made to offer a comfortable and homely environment.
CQC House Rating: Good"The service is performing well and meeting our expectations." 13/01/2016
House Manager: Kevin Hannaford
Kevin Hannaford who has worked with our organisation for many Years manages Number 5. Like most of our managers Kevin has worked his way up through the organisation. So as well as having a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting people to achieve their potential, he truly understands the Community’s Ethos and aims.
Steve has worked for the community for eighteen years and has been a manager for fourteen years.
Steve is a true local having been born in Totnes when the town hospital still had a maternity wing.
He grew up and went to school in Totnes and has lived in the town for most of his life.
Before joining the community Steve worked in the civil service, Ministry of defence and in magazine publishing. He had an epiphany or maybe a mid- life crisis at the age of forty where he realised that his work had no real benefit other than making already wealthy people a bit richer.
He resolved to find a job which felt like it was worthwhile and benefitted others and that led him to our community.
Steve enjoys working at the community and is committed to helping people recover from mental illness and get their lives back. Even after all these years he still get a huge sense of satisfaction from helping our clients to recover especially when he sees them moving towards and achieving independence.
Everyone seems happy. It seems like a happy atmosphere…I have never worked in such a caring environment. It feels like a home.