Sesame Adult Residential Care

Sesame is a warm and welcoming home providing 24-hour residential care and support to adults with autism and moderate learning disabilities. The experienced staff team are passionate in delivering the highest standard of care and have made Sesame feel just like a family. We provide support and opportunities for people at Sesame to increase their independence and have a really great life with us. Everyone at Sesame is encouraged to achieve their goals and aspirations and given support to reach their full potential. All of our work is truly person centred, which means that each person’s care plan is developed with their needs, interests and goals at the forefront. All of our plans are jointly agreed with the people they concern, their families and other supporting agencies.


Residential Care in Torbay

Sesame is situated in Torquay which makes the beach and countryside as well as local leisure venues easily accessible for recreation, community connection and learning.

Sesame has four bedrooms with private facilities, a large communal living room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory and vibrant sensory garden. It is designed to be, and feels very much like a family home. This is space for varied activities as well as relaxing in a safe and secure environment. 

Sesame is located in a leafy residential area of Torquay, close to shops and on a bus route. It is important for the young people living at Sesame to access the resources and social networks in the local. They are valued members of our community and we help them to connect and be connected.

There is an active programme of activities to take part in including; football, cooking, shopping, gaming, and singing in a local choir. The activities are set up on an individual and group basis depending on the individual wishes of each person. Friendships can develop and we support house bonding. We provide communal social activities but there is never any expectation for anyone to take part them if they don’t want to.

How We Work

We work alongside our residents, their relatives, health and education professionals to develop care plans that place them at the centreWorking together we create a rich framework of support build on respect. We strive for Sesame to be open, positive and inclusive and for residents to participate in all aspects of life in the home. We are proud that Sesame feels very much like a family home.

We want the people living a Sesame to play an active role in the house. Domestically this means increasing people’s ability with daily living; from preparing meals independently and washing clothes to budgeting, using public transport, shopping and handling money. We also include our residents in appropriate staff meetings. Consulting with them about how Sesame is run to help us constantly improve things with their feedback. 

Sesame CQC Reports

Our most recent CQC Covid report in February 2021, detailed that we were  practicing good Covid protections measures. Our full inspection in October detailed we were Well-Led and rated us Good in all areas. Key observations and findings can be seen in our report(s):

Skilled Staff

Skilled staff were patient, calm, clear and consistent with people

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Supporting People

People were supported to take part in activities that involved them in the local community and enabled them to develop friendships outside of the home

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Person Centred

There was a strong person-centred culture at the service and people received individualised care and support from staff who knew them well

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Homely Environment

The registered manager was committed to providing high-quality care for people in an environment that was very much people’s home


Securing your place at Sesame

Sesame is open to young adults aged over 18, with a learning disability in Devon and Torbay. If you are interested if finding out more about applying for a place at Sesame and to arrange a visit please contact us.

If following your visit you would like to apply for a place you would do this through your social worker or Care Direct.

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