Abbeyfield Tamar House

Abbeyfield Tamar House

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  • Housing and homelessness
  • Older people / later life

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Tamar House is part of the wider Abbeyfield Society. Traditionally, Abbeyfield services have been managed by local, volunteer-led societies that are independent non-profit making organisations, affiliated to the Abbeyfield Society.

Today, Abbeyfield Tamar House is one of 500 houses and homes here in the UK all with a dedicated committed staff and 4,000+ volunteers. Tamar House provides 24 hour care and is regulated by the CQC. It's Abbeyfield's mission to enhance the quality of life for older people. We aim to provide a home with high quality accommodation and a stimulating environment to maintain a socially active community that will directly benefit the mind, body and soul.


Built in 1987, this two-storey building is located on the Northern edge of Plymouth in Derriford, close to the hospital, transport routes and other amenities.  Tamar House provides a caring home for 28 residents who all enjoy their own private rooms. The vast majority of rooms have private en-suite toilet facilities, with bathing, showering and further toilet facilities being conveniently located on each floor. There are a number of comfortable communal areas for residents and a welcoming dining room on the ground floor. Tamar House is fully accessible to service users with physical disabilities with a lift, and a stair lift, between floors.

It is a very exciting time here at Tamar House as we have recently applied to extend the home to provide specialist dementia care, of which there is a great demand for within the city, by building a further 12 rooms for dementia residents. This extension will increase our capacity and incorporate a refurbishment of the existing part of the building, along with an addition of a day centre that we hope to use to engage with the community.

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