St Theresa's Court


St Theresa's Court at 2003
View of St Theresa's Court from Fore Street June 2003, Liz Cook

St Therese's Court was built in 1991 as a group of apartments for persons over the age of 60. It is located in Raglan Road, Devonport, PL1 4TA, on the corner with Fore Street. The homes were built under a partnership between the Plymouth Roman Catholic Diocese, the Housing Corporation and Devon & Cornwall Housing Association.[1] The current social landlord, at February 2013 is Tor Homes. At a formal event, on 29th October 1991, St Theresa's was opened and blessed by the Right Reverend Christopher Budd DD, Bishop of Plymouth.[1]

There are 40 flats comprising either 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms with a lift inside the building. St Theresa's is a supported housing scheme, whereby tenants may live either independently, or participate in the facilities and services according to their individudal requirements.

There are a range of visitors for tenants to call upon if they need to, including for example management staff, support workers and health workers. A community alarm service is also available if required. There are extensive facilites within the building including: a lounge, laundry, garden, hairdressing salon, library. It is not mandatory to use these facilites, many tenants prefer to take care of their own laundry for example. Tenants may also invite guests or relatives to stay as there are guest apartments available.


Reference
[1] Information drawn from text on a plaque inside the building.