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Hobbs Field - Horsham

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Hobbs Field 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.

The service comprises two houses, each house has eight single bedrooms, with four on the ground floor. There is no lift to the first floor.

There is a lounge/dining area, a separate kitchen and one bathroom on each floor.

The garden has a quiet seating area with raised beds and an accessible pathway.

The Hobbs Field staff team are working to produce new opportunities for people both within the service and through our links with local community groups and volunteers.

We support people to live the lives they want with a focus on "Active Support" to increase people's independent living skills. Examples of this are shown below in the quotes.

What people say about Hobbs Field

People supported at Hobbs Field

“I go to the church group Wednesdays and Fridays with staff. I like making friends and talking to nice people at the coffee morning. On Fridays I like to join in with the exercises, I enjoy going very much."

“I like living at Hobbs Field because the staff help me; I like to go to Horsham on the bus on my own to see my boyfriend and go shopping.

“I like watering the plants and weeding at the park where I am a volunteer. I take my tools and flask in my bag and I have my coffee break with the other volunteers. I enjoy helping”.

“I have a mobile phone and staff always help me to talk to my sister.”

“It’s my home, it’s just right!”

“I like going out, it’s quiet at home and the staff are good.”

“I help with my reviews and the staff help me fill out form.”

Families, carers and professionals

“I am very pleased that my brother is supported to take part in the community gardening group with Friends of Horsham Park.”

“My brothers are looked after incredibly well and I value the care they receive at Hobbs Field.”

“I feel I have very good communication with the staff and any concerns would be quickly addressed and resolved.”

“Excellent in all ways.”

“A circular path has been constructed around the perimeter of the garden which is proving to be a great asset to people’s mental and physical wellbeing.”


"Hobbs Field is very warm, friendly and caring and is very much a family home. I get a sense of personal achievement from the people I support and work with."

“Forming links with the local Church has opened up opportunities for people to socialise and to take part in new hobbies and interests.”

“A gentleman living at Hobbs Field has recently become a volunteer with the ‘Friends of Horsham Park’ and works with the gardening group on a Wednesday.. This is something he now looks forward to and enjoys every week.”

“People take part in new hobbies and interests with our new volunteer on Tuesday Mornings.”

“Hobbs Field is currently working with the local primary school to create some new volunteering projects for people, with support from our staff team.”

“Being a support worker is incredibly rewarding and caring for other people makes me feel valued. I enjoy social interaction with people and love making a difference in other people’s lives.”

Find out more

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

Manager: Ian Storey

Hobbs Field
Leechpool Lane
RH13 6HG

Phone: 01403 254114

If you would like to be supported at Hobbs Field, 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