Little Smugglers

Crawley Down, West Sussex

Little Smugglers is a five bedroom modern detached house with a purpose built sensory building, the home is within the village of Crawley Down, West Sussex for younger adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health issues.

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With a caring, positive and enthusiastic team there is a young, vibrant atmosphere and Little Smugglers prides itself on the many activities it offers to meet people’s goals and aspirations. The service buzzes with life and energy.

Little Smugglers benefits from a semi rural location but with easy access to the large town of Crawley and its many shopping and leisure amenities. Good bus and train links close by offering plenty of opportunities to get out and about. Individuals attend local social clubs in the day and evening, meeting new friends and having fun. They are also involved in the planning of events at Little Smugglers such as festivals, afternoon tea and BBQs where family and friends are always welcome.

Some of the people at Little Smugglers may also have behaviours which others might find challenging and will receive specialist support and personalised strategies from our Positive Behaviour Intervention Team.

Encouraging greater independence is a key focus. Individuals are supported in managing daily living skills and everyday tasks and have their own areas of responsibility in the running of the home such as menu planning and cooking.

The team always support them to try new things like going on holiday or pursuing a course of interest at the local college.

Achievements and successes are always celebrated and one individual was supported to fulfil their dream of doing a sky dive.

Residential Services

  • Residential service for adults – male and female
  • 5 bedrooms with en-suites
  • Wheelchair accessible

Call: 0808 223 5320


  • Access to the local community
  • BBQ
  • Dining room
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Sensory room
  • Trampolining

We are 96% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at October 2019)

Little Smugglers and Smugglers Barn are in the process of combining their CQC registration and therefore we apologise for the temporary status above listed on the CQC website. This service is currently registered as GOOD and is awaiting re-inspection.

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Karen Tolton, Manager - Little Smugglers



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Views & Opinions

I have confidence everyone is safe at the home, they have everything in place.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015

The staff are very caring, they believe everyone should have fun and ensure people do the activities they would like to do.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015

Every day is different and sometimes challenging but we receive great training and the job is so rewarding, I feel we go above and beyond to ensure people receive great care and support.

Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015

I like football and we play at the local park when the weather is nice.

Individual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015