Who we are

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 Values




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.

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  2. Events
  3. Success Stories
  • 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...

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

    A service user has recently been supported to use a train and then go shopping in the high street of a local town. This may seem like a simple trip for most but this was the work of over 10 years...

  • 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.  Cranley has been open now for 13 years and many of the...


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