Who we are

We're here to help people with complex needs and provide care and support to help them fulfil their potential. We believe we're the leading specialist provider for people with epilepsy or other complex needs:

  • Epilepsy
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism Behaviours that challenge
  • Acquired Brain
  • Injury Cerebral Palsy

We see people as individuals. We excel at designing, and providing, uniquely bespoke care packages for individuals that prefer a calm, professional approach.

Our services are in vibrant communities, centred around the South-East, South London and West London. There are about 400 people in our team and we are CQC compliant.


Our Values




Our Vision

Happy people, working together providing a service that everybody loves

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality care and support.

To provide enjoyable and worthwhile jobs for all of our team.


  1. News
  2. Events
  3. Success Stories
  • Epilepsy in the Workplace
    Tuesday, 24 May 2016
    Epilepsy in the Workplace

    A new guide has been published by the Trade Union Council (TUC) on epilepsy in the workplace.
    The guide offers information on how employers can make suitable arrangements to support people with epilepsy.

  • Terminology in Epilepsy
    Monday, 09 May 2016
    Terminology in Epilepsy

    A study has recently been published by the medical journal ‘Epilepsy and Behaviour’. The study was carried out by the Brazilian Global Campaign. The purpose was to identify people's reactions to different terminology used to describe people with epilepsy.

  • Winnie
    Wednesday, 04 May 2016

    In January, Independence Homes decided to get a dog. After talking to service users it became apparent that many had pet dogs previously and would love the opportunity to help look after a dog again.

  • Independence homes parent event

    Independence Homes are hosting a parent event in Caterham on

                       Wednesday 23rd March

                       Wednesday 22nd June

                       Wednesday 14th September

                       Wednesday 7th December

    This gives you a chance to speak to our experts about

    • A smooth transition into adult care
    • Activities and Lifestyle Opportunities and Planning
    • Support with Challenging Behaviour
    • Specialist Care for Epilepsy and other Complex needs
    • 100% Care Quality Commission Compliance
    • Visiting our Services
    • Service User Finance Support
    • Out Supported Living and Residential Services

    We will also have some special guest speakers!

     For further information or to book your space please contact George De Freitas or Kelly Preston by calling the referrals department on 01883 331 777 or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • I have a saying “I have epilepsy, epilepsy does not have me”.
    Tuesday, 26 January 2016
    I have a saying “I have epilepsy, epilepsy does not have me”.

    I have had epilepsy all my life, unfortunately for my family and me it wasn’t diagnosed until I was 16 years old. This was only because I had a seizure on the day of my first appointment at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square.

  • Success after 10 years support
    Wednesday, 18 November 2015
    Success after 10 years support

    One of our service users has recently been supported to use a train and then go shopping in the high street of a local town.

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

    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.



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