Crawley Down, West Sussex
Smugglers Barn is a four bedroom residential service near Crawley and East Grinstead for males with learning disabilities and complex needs, including Aspergers Syndrome and Prader-Will Syndrome (PWS).
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Some individuals have additional needs such as epilepsy and may express behaviours which others may find challenging.
Smugglers Barn is full of character and 17th century charm. The surrounding area is quite rural, but there are excellent transport links nearby to the towns of East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Crawley and Caterham providing lots of opportunities for social and leisure activities.
With a homely, secure and caring atmosphere the team live by our person centred values. The focus is helping individuals to enjoy activities of their choice, try new activities which match their goals and to have a good quality of life.
They attend social clubs, the nearby farm, specialist sports and health clubs and enjoy nature walks and the nearby Garden centre.
Individuals living at Smugglers Barn also love to take ownership of organising social events, BBQs, tea parties, mini festivals and other social activities with those living at another service very nearby called Little Smugglers.
Visits from family members are encouraged and they are always welcome to join in the many events.
To help increase confidence with daily living skills, the team support individuals to help run the home and undertake domestic duties and garden maintenance.
- Residential service for adults – male only
- 4 bedrooms
Call: 0808 223 5320
- Access to the local community
- En-suite bedrooms
- Pleasant gardens
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)
Read the latest news from Smugglers Barn
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