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 94.2% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at November 2017)
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Views & Opinions
I feel comfortable talking to the manager or my support worker if I need help or am worried about something.Individual we support -- quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
Staff always appear to be mindful of the safety of the residents and whenever I have visited, the correct levels of staffing have been observed.Care professional – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
I have someone to help me cook, I like cooking cakes.Individual we support -- quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
The people I have placed at Smugglers Barn have all further developed their daily living skills since being there and have all progressed towards being more independent. People have been encouraged to attend activities that will not only help them develop their skills but also their own confidence.Care professional – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
This is a great place to work, I am fully supported in my role and my manager is so helpful, I love it here.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
We ensure people are supported to be as independent as possible and help them to build on life skills and confidence.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
I can choose what I like to do.Individual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - March 2015
The support plans are really person centered and detailed. We involve the person to make decisions on their support.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report