Ridgewood Care Services

Uckfield, East Sussex

Crockstead Farm Supported Living

Crockstead Farm Supported Living is a large detached 12-bedroom property which is registered for 10 people requiring supported living services..

The property is located in the Crockstead Farm estate, which also houses on site a fully operational equestrian centre, gym and therapeutic centre. The building has two large lawns located around a pond area and is equipped with sports equipment for activities such as football, basketball, badminton and tennis. There is readily available access to the estate’s 200 acres of farmland for walking, cycling and enjoying nature.

The property has the grounds and facilities available for a range of animal care provisions that service users can access for therapeutic activity and development of skills and responsibility which include peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small holding related activities.

The Crockstead Farm Supported Living property is located on the A22; set back from the main road and accessed via a dedicated private driveway which enables privacy and a quiet, calm environment. The village of Halland is on the outskirts of Uckfield. Uckfield is a small town which serves the surrounding area. It offers excellent and varied facilities including shopping, cinemas theatres, library, pubs, restaurants, leisure centres, Athletics and Football clubs and churches. College courses can be accessed at both Eastbourne and Lewes colleges.

Halland is centrally located for accessing the Ashdown Forest, the Sussex Downs, Lewes, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Crockstead Farm Supported Living provides house vehicles and staff support to enable both supervised and independent access to the local community and related amenities. As the property is located on the arterial A22 the location provides easy access to bus routes for Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Crowborough and Tunbridge wells as well excellent train links to London from Uckfield or Lewes train station.

The aim of Crockstead Farm Supported Living is to provide accommodation and relevant support for adults with developing the skills for independent living and offer supported employment opportunities. Due to associated businesses on the Crockstead Farm Estate site Ridgewood Care Services is able to offer supported working opportunities for service users, appropriate to and mindful of developing individual skills.

Due to the location and available facilities at Crockstead Farm Supported Living, service users are very active and engage regularly in physical activities and sports groups in the local community. This community interaction and drive towards independence and personal empowerment is one key to Ridgewood Care Services.

Despite the range of activity timetable opportunities for active service users, the location and layout of the property also provides ground floor access and peaceful privacy for individuals with limited mobility or the need for a quiet environment.

The property is a detached two storey period Sussex Barn building conversion and has retained many features including exposed beams, wall panelling and inglenook fireplaces.

The Crockstead Farm Supported Living property is surrounded by two rolling lawns, a secure pond, an aviary nursery and backs on to a courtyard area that is shared with the onsite equestrian centre. There is ample off-road parking in both the main carpark and courtyard areas.

Internally, the property is well presented, offering spacious, homely and comfortable communal areas with attached individual private accommodations across two floors. There are two large communal areas on the ground floor and one on the first, a large main and smaller secondary kitchen on each floor, utility room, office, multiple toilet facility locations and staff room with changing and toilet facilities

On the ground floor there are four bedrooms with en-suite facilities and on the first floor there are eight bedrooms 6 of which are registered as supported living units.

Ridgewood Care Services is in the unique position to have separate but related on-site suites to facilitate both service user family visits and placement transition isolation procedures that became necessarily prevalent during the COVID-19 crisis.

Who is this home suitable for?


  • Residential care
  • Learning disability
  • Early stage dementia
  • Mental health
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Supported living
  • Respite placement
  • Mobility impairment
  • Complex need presentation
  • Robust and active activity schedule
  • Independent community access
  • Private open spaces
  • Peaceful and relaxing environment