Exterior at Heatherley


Heatherley is home for up to 32 adults with physical and learning disabilities. Set in 17 acres of beautiful countryside in Copthorne, West Sussex, we are only a short distance from Crawley with its shops, cafes, library and leisure centre. We are also walking distance from a local restaurant, and the National Trust gardens at Wakehurst Place.

Find us

Street address
Effingham Ln
Post town
Postal code
RH10 3HS
Phone number
Service manager:
Jim West

What we offer

  • Day care
  • Respite care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ground floor accommodation only
  • 17 acres of land including a shaded pond area
  • Bar/cafe on premises

Who we support

We’re a specialist provider delivering person-centred care. Our residents have a wide range of physical disabilities and/or long-term health conditions, such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury

I’ve been living at Heatherley for 13 years now. There is a wide variety and of activities – cooking, painting making cards, playing games. You name it, we do it. When I came here I was invited to an art class; at first, I thought it wouldn’t be possible as I cannot use my body from the neck down. I was encouraged to give mouth painting a try, and now it's something I love.

Heatherley resident

What care we provide

Our team will make sure your needs are understood and met – all with the greatest privacy and respect. This is a safe and friendly place to live, with high quality care and nursing.

Our registered nurse teams are trained to deliver specialist care and have experience supporting people with: 

  • CPAP management
  • Tracheostomy support
  • Enteral feeding
  • Dysphagia (including prevention and response)
  • Tissue viability
  • Catheter management

Physiotherapy is also available to support your physical wellbeing. We have a part-time physio and a part-time physio assistant.

Everyone has their own individual support document, their person-centred plan (PCP). We provide full personal care. We support everyone to live their lives as they choose, helping people to make plans, build life skills and be as independent as possible.

Heatherley is a great place to work because we are a family. We create memories, we have good laughs. We are a very hardworking team with a deep understanding of how to support others.

Jim West, Service Manager

What activities are available?

You’ll find various activities at Heatherley that are tailored to your interests.

A broad range of in-house options includes:

  • Group games
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Gardening
  • Discos
  • Games night

We have a fully stocked bar and tuck shop onsite.

Outside the building we have a pond and shaded area. We also have a greenhouse with some areas to plant and grow vegetables.

We are set in beautiful countryside and you can enjoy a wheelchair-accessible trail outside the service. The trail covers about a mile of woodland and heathland.

We also have a wheelchair-accessible minibus and can provide access to various places in the community – depending on where you want to go. Activities can involve trips to pubs, cafes, restaurants and garden centres. They also include theatre and musical events, cinema, bowling.

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