Independence Homes is the leading provider of specialist care and support for people with epilepsy. The people we support may also have other needs, such as learning and/or physical disabilities.

Independence Homes was founded in 1997 to support people with epilepsy to fulfill their potential and achieve their objectives.

Today, we employ around 300 staff, and support around 100 service users aged 16 and over in either our residential care or in our supported living services.

Thanks to all the parents and service users for their contributions towards this new website.


Our Vision
Happy people, working together providing a service that everybody loves.

Our Mission
To provide the highest quality epilepsy care and support.
To provide enjoyable and worthwhile jobs for all of our team.

Our Values

Our shared values that guide us are:



  1. News
  2. Events
  3. Success Stories
  • New Anti Epilepsy Drug
    Tuesday, 24 November 2015 00:00

    Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Julia Biggs and Stephanie Mills recently attended the International Epilepsy Congress, on behalf of Independence Homes.

  • 1st year anniversary
    Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

    I am very pleased to say that on the 3rd November, Thornton Avenue celebrated its 1st year anniversary.

  • Russell Hill & Liberty Court go to Wembley!
    Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

    We were lucky to get hold of five free tickets to the England vs. France game at Wembley. 

  • Dravet Syndrome UK Family Conference 7th November
    Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00

    Dravet Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder with onset during the first year in an otherwise healthy infant.

  • Free Epilepsy Awareness training 2016

    Our free epilepsy awareness courses are specifically tailored to professionals who are responsible for overseeing the provision of care for people who suffer from epilepsy and associated conditions.

    Courses are held at our Head Office in Caterham from 10am - 4pm.

    Dates for 2015/2016 are:

    • 2nd December 2015
    • 16th March 2016
    • 15th June 2016
    • 28th September 2016
    • 1st December 2016

    Please download, complete and return this booking form to reserve your place and avoid disappointment! The completed booking form should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cranley continue to grow
    Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00

    Cranley is a residential service supporting 6 young ladies to live as independently as possible with the right level of support to achieve new skills.  Cranley has been open now for 13 years and many of the service users have lived here from the beginning. 

  • Horse Riding Success
    Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

    We have recently added a weekly Horse Riding session to our FOCUS activities programme. 

  • Specialist Care Transforms Life for Tom
    Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

    Finding the right care provider is a worry and a challenge for parents and care commissioners alike.

  • Sherif passes his first photography assignment
    Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00

    When Sherif first moved into Churchview he explained to staff wanted to try and complete a degree in photography.


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