Plawhatch Lane, Sharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex
RH19 4JH . Tel: 01342 813 910. Fax: 01342 813 911

Horncastle Care Centre, Sharpthorne

Horncastle Care Centre opened in 2009 and provides two purpose built bungalows near East Grinstead. Each bungalow specialises in providing care for adults with complex needs.


Horncastle Care Centre is formed of two purpose-built lodges. Maple Lodge provides a home for ten adults with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions. Willow Lodge provides ten places for young adults with learning and physical disabilities.


Our aim is to provide a care home that offers a safe and comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity, with a person-centred care plan. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at Horncastle Care Centre ensures that individuals are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. Social activity programmes are encouraged with lots of access within the community.


Horncastle Care Centre is made up of two bungalows, each with nursing facilities for ten people. Maple Lodge has been designed for adults with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions while Willow Lodge provides care for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. Each bedroom in these new bungalows has an en-suite bathroom and there is track-hoisting throughout. A swimming pool and spa is available for all the people we support.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Call systems in all rooms
    • Underfloor central heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Meals prepared by chef
    • Special diets catered for
    • Own transport
    • Track hoists
    • Specialist baths
    • Spa pool
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Dietician
    • Weekly GP visits
    • 24-hour nurse support
    • Multi-sensory room
    • Social and recreational activities programme

Nursing Care

Nursing care is of prime importance and is provided 24 hours a day by qualified staff, under the personal supervision of the Registered Home Manager. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.

Therapy Input

SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment.


There is a lively activity programme with college activities and outreach programmes available and access encouraged within the local area.


Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely cuisine with attention to individual requirements and any special diets. Mealtimes are important at Horncastle Care Centre and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and served.


All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.

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The Granary

Sycamore Lodge

Woodhurst Lodge