Welcome to Pericles
Training, Work & Therapy
Developing unique potential in practical skills

What would you like to do?

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Join the Pericles community, where we work, play and live together. Connecting for everyone.

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Find A Home

The Pericles houses are situated in Hoathly Hill and Sharpthorne Villages in beautiful countryside.

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Visit the Cafe

Everyone enjoys the delicious organic food and welcoming atmosphere at Sharp Thorne Cafe.

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Learn Wood Skills

Pericles has outreach projects at two local organic and Biodynamic farms, where the teams learn a number of woodland crafts, as well as managing a small woodland and helping on the farms. We also partner with the Mid Sussex Wood Recycling Project.

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Take Up Acting

Join Pericles Theatre Company and find your role on stage!

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Do Some Gardening

Gardening at Hoathly Hill Estate or on the farm. Enjoy the fresh air and grow delicious food for the cafe and houses!

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Enjoy Expressive Arts

Dancing, moving, playing together. Feel better, relax and imagine...

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Make Something New

Crafts for fun and for sale in our partner shops

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Gain Therapeutic Benefits

Move towards good health and a fuller life

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Find Out What's On

Browse the showcase for more ideas of what we get up to and what's new

Our Community

Who are we connected with?


Founded to support people with special needs in West Sussex


Our clients are the heart of our community


Families have lots of good things to say about us


Staff and social workers learn from us


We work with some amazing partners to offer work opportunities and keep skills alive.


Our volunteers are a vital part of our community

Explore Pericles

We work across West Sussex with partnerships on farms, at the cafe and the wood recycling centre. We are based at the Hoathly Hill Estate.

Let’s meet for coffee!

There is so much more to tell you about Pericles. And we’re sure that you will have plenty of questions to ask us too. So drop us a line and let’s meet up (the coffee’s on us!)

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    Our Mission


    Hello and welcome to Pericles. We offer a warm and caring environment where you can learn new skills and make new friends. Where you can relax in nature. Where you can feel at home. Whatever you are hoping to achieve, we would like to support you to make it happen.