Crawley Down, West Sussex
Little Smugglers is a five bedroom modern detached house with a purpose built sensory room. The home is within the village of Crawley Down, West Sussex and supports 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 service for adults – male and female
- 5 bedrooms with en-suites
- Wheelchair accessible
Call: 0808 223 5320
- Access to the local community
- Dining room
- En-suite bedrooms
- Pleasant gardens
- Sensory room
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)
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Views & Opinions
“I like the garden, I go bowling now and again and the cinema. I am going hot air ballooning and sea fishing.”Supported Individual – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“Have meetings yes. Keyworker meetings, I am able to say what I want and they try to make things happen.”Supported Individual – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“I like all the staff, they are nice and care for me.”Supported Individual – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“I make my own cup of tea with support from staff.”Supported Individual – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“I love it here, really good continuity of care and a rewarding job and great support. There is a great sense of team work with good communication. Getting to know the people who use the service is key. Helping them to live as independently as possible with as few restrictions as possible.”Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“Each person has a regular opportunity to help with shopping and dedicated time where they will go out to do their own shopping.”Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“Smugglers is a welcoming friendly environment with good leadership. Everyone has fun and people’s needs are met and the staff do a fantastic job here.”Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“It’s very good, fantastic support from the company and staff. Everyone is very approachable, I am very happy.”Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“I am happy with the service. My relative has 1:1 when he is out. The lovely garden is enclosed and is so safe. Being supervised they walk to the bus stop on the main road.”Relative – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“My relative goes to the cinema a lot and has a cinema card. He goes to two evening clubs where he does dance, football, music and meets friends. He goes out a lot, I ring every day and he has always been out.”Relative – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017
“I do think it is well-led. [Registered managers name] came back as manager. She was here before and knows everything well. She is really good with my relative”.Relative – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2017