Vane Hill

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15-72 Vane Hill Road Torquay Devon, TQ1 2BZ


Providing specialist support for individuals living with mental health problems such as Korsakoff’s syndrome and the effects of Alcohol Related Brain Damage.

These large twin Victorian houses are located above the harbour in Torquay and boast spectacular views across Torbay.  The tranquil hill top setting is within walking distance of the town centre and beach.

The facilities at Vane Hill are provided with the intention of enabling independence. Our residents are encouraged to help prepare home cooked meals within our kitchens. They use the freshest seasonal ingredients they’ve help to grow in the home’s vegetable allotments. Further life skills can be re-established in a variety of ways in our laundry, gardens and around the home.

Our residents very much enjoy socialising and interacting with one another.

They have the option to partake in daily activities or use facilities within our games rooms, such as the pool table, books, magazines and computers with internet access.

Outside, the gardens and patio are regularly enjoyed throughout the year and provide a quiet, relaxing environment and an ideal space to enjoy popular summer barbecues.

The home also benefits from its own minibus. Regular trips and twice yearly holidays are events our residents really look forward to and love. We take full advantage of Dartmoor and the Devon coast being so close, for treks and adventures in the open air.

Vane Hill is a special place to stay and make progress; developing basic life skills which help an individual establish independence.

Our home may well be a care home but first and foremost it is our residents’ home.

Each room has been created to be a comfortable place to enjoy relaxing in. We also encourage you to bring the little things that make your new surroundings feel like home.

Our home features:

  • 14 single rooms and 9 double rooms (shared) catering for 32 residents.
  • 2 dining rooms
  • 2 lounge areas
  • Games room
  • Therapy room for visiting practitioners
  • Fitness facilities
  • Allotments and vegetable planters
  • Patio/barbecue area
  • Library service
  • Computers with internet access
  • Telephone facilities
  • Full activities programme
  • Minibus

Bedroom facilites:

  • Room sizes vary and facilities can depend on the room
  • Furnished
  • Television
  • Internet access
  • Call bell system

3 Step Enablement Programme

  • With over 20 years experience in the field of alcohol related brain damage, we have combined our knowledge and expertise to develop a way ahead. This 3 Step Enablement Programme helps an individual to take back control of their life and regain skills to live independently and alcohol free. See our brochure for more details or call the home direct.

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steve todd

Steve Todd

Care Home Manager

Steve is the longest-serving manager of Notaro Care Homes and joined the company in 1990, 32 years ago, when Nunzio Notaro purchased his first home in Torquay.  Steve manages Vane Hill ARBD a job which he says provides him with great satisfaction. “Helping an individual turn their life around and regain independence and relearn basic life skills is a real privilege,” Steve says.

Steve’s background has always been serving people and helping others.  From his early career in the British Army to being stationed at Somerset Ambulance Service in Minehead and then setting up his own private ambulance company.  The combination of both these careers, gave Steve the foundation to become a very successful manager working and supporting individuals living with ARBD.

Steve’s enthusiasm and knowledge of ARBD are unrivalled in the company, he is seen as a real credit to the sector and much respected by others in his field.  Over the years he has been nominated and won a number of accolades including ‘Best Manager’ and the home he manages for ‘Putting People First’ both in the National Great British Care Awards and Regionals awards for ‘Best Manager’.

Outside of work Steve loves to relax playing golf, skittles or taking a walk along his much loved Dartmoor, somewhere you’ll often find him walking with his residents.

Call us on 01803 214916

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