Photo: two adults scour the shelves of the public library


Prospect House is a specialist residential service for adults who have high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. Our autism-friendly environment and the expert knowledge and understanding of our staff make Prospect House an ideal place for people with autism to develop new skills and enjoy a fulfilling life. We have a successful record of working with people who have additional complex needs, including people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Our son has shown a great deal of improvement. This has been achieved with a lot of input from the staff, who have given our son their time, patience and understanding.


Environment and facilities

Prospect House is a large, detached house in a pleasant area close to the centre of Accrington. We are well established here and enjoy excellent links with the local community. Everyone living at Prospect House has their own spacious en-suite bedroom, which they decorate and furnish in their own style. We have two lounges, a dining room, kitchen, a games room with computer and internet access, a relaxation and therapy room and a well-equipped multi-sensory room. We also have a large, enclosed patio and garden areas outside.

Leisure and learning activities

We offer a diverse range of activities, based on each person's individual interests and planned with their full involvement. Through our strong community links we provide both educational and employment opportunities to help people living at Prospect House develop their academic and social skills. All our work is underpinned by consistency, structure and clear communication.

Person-centred approach

At Prospect House, each person is treated as an individual and our support gives them control over their life. We place them at the centre of everything we do, so that they gain self-confidence and independence. Each person works closely with us to develop their care and support plan and to make sure that it lives up to their expectations. Our approach can transform people's lives.

Our team

Our staff team receives high quality, specialist training that is constantly updated to ensure we provide a first class service, where people thrive and are truly valued. We help people to move from often difficult circumstances on to greater independence. By working closely with them, and with mental health professionals, we help people develop strategies to address the challenges they face. We are proud of our continuing success.

How to access our support

Places in our residential homes are usually funded directly by your local authority although other funding sources may sometimes be available. For more information, visit ouraccess page.

Contact us about this service