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Ball Tree Croft - Sompting

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Ball Tree Croft is a registered residential care home providing person-centred care and support for up to 15 people over the age of 18 who have a learning disability. It has four bedrooms where people can have short breaks.

The registered care home is made up of three houses. The two main houses have eight single bedrooms, (four on the ground floor). There is a lounge/dining area, a separate kitchen and two bathrooms (one on each floor).

The short break service is made up of four large bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, lounge/dining area, separate kitchen, accessible bath on the ground floor and a lift to access the first floor.

Ball Tree Croft is in Sompting, close to local shops, gardens and cafes. We have a courtyard for people to sit and enjoy the outside area when the weather is nice.

We actively encourage people to go out in the community independently or with support. We have a minibus which enables us to get out and about, accessing activities and meeting others. We are near public transport and other means of travel can be provided when people need to get out about to pursue their interests, hobbies, appointments, or to see their friends and family.

An important part of what we do is enabling and encouraging people to be independent and make choices about their day-to-day lives. From what colour they have on their bedroom wall, to riding a bike, going to work, or future planning within the service (their home), we always ensure people are supported to explore opportunities. For example, we now have People Ambassadors who represent the voice of the people using our service.

What people say about Ball Tree Croft

People supported at Ball Tree Croft

"I feel safe in bedroom, my house and sitting outside when its sunny."

“I make my own sandwich sometimes. I choose what I want to do during the day.”

"I know what I like to do and helped to keep doing things."

Families, carers and professionals

"I have seen her safe, well looked after and happy to be there.”

"Family members feel that people are supported to maintain their good health."

"Family members feel welcome when they visit."


“I am listened to when voicing ideas.”

“I am always being told thank you for my hard work.”

“Staff support each other and there is a friendly atmosphere.”

“Team meetings are a place where we are encouraged to discuss and share knowledge with others.”

Find out more

For an informal discussion, and to find out more, please contact us.

Manager: Donna Gilbert

Ball Tree Croft
Western Road North
West Sussex
BN15 9UX

Phone: 01903 753330

If you would like to be supported at Ball Tree Croft, please complete the online form. Or you can contact us at:

Email: socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01243 642121
Calls using Relay UK: 18001 01243 642121
(for deaf callers from a textphone or the NGT Lite app downloaded onto a computer, tablet or smartphone)

Last updated: 15 September 2023