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Sanctuary Housing - Torbay

We have a wide range of homes available to rent or buy and are committed to providing quality homes and excellent services that meet the needs of the local community.

Renting a home

General rented housing provides affordable homes for people on low incomes. Our rented properties are available at lower rents than the open market.

We work with Devon Home Choice to provide homes through their Choice Based Letting (CBL) schemes. If you would like to apply to live in one of our homes, register.

Housing for older people

Sanctuary provides high-quality schemes which benefit from a scheme manager service, allowing residents to live comfortably, securely and independently.

Residents have their own self-contained accommodation; services include a dedicated scheme manager responsible for the management of the building and communal areas, 24-hour in-house telecare service and a separate 24-hour phone line to report any repairs or raise enquiries.

For further information about housing for older people, please call us on 0800 917 0092 or 0300 123 3599.

Support within your community/neighbourhood

We have launched a new interactive map to help you find out about support services available in your area. Simply open up the map and type in the first half of your post code to find organisations local to you.


Play Torbay approached our local team at the outset of the pandemic to discuss the devastating impact of lockdown on children and young families and explore how to reach families in a different way.

Conversations led to a new initiative, to give play packs to 50 vulnerable families across Torbay. Families were supported by an experienced playworker to engage with children, parents and carers, to encourage them to use the pack to its full potential.

The play packs offered something new and interesting and sparked young imaginations and creativity. Weekly Zoom calls gave families a sociable, fun experience with people they know and a chance to be introduced to try out fresh ideas and skills as a community.

Telephone support was available for families who were struggling to cope, which included signposting to additional services and support.

The demand created by the play packs was so great that many other organisations offered funding for play packs in their own areas, including local authorities outside of Devon.

We have worked with Play Torbay for many years. Their aim is to provide fun, accessible play opportunities all year round, including playground adventures and play days. They raise awareness about the importance of play in children’s lives by actively involving parents and the wider community in the wonderful benefits of play.

Play Torbay support children from disadvantaged communities and those affected by adverse childhood experiences. The impact of their work includes more children playing actively outdoors, families increasing wellbeing together, developing a sense of community, developing key life skills, as well as building self-esteem, independence and resilience.

Torbay News

A boy wearing headphones is shown how to use a mixing deck.

Boom Bus sees Torbay residents reconnect

13 January 2022

Torbay residents have benefited from a unique multimedia project aimed at supporting people to reconnect.

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Money management projects set to save residents thousands

22 July 2020

Residents across Torbay are set to save tens of thousands of pounds thanks to a duo of projects supported by Sanctuary Housing.