Photo: two adults scour the shelves of the public libraryAn exciting opportunity has arisen in our residential service at Prospect House, Accrington.

We currently have 3 bedrooms available in this large residential house.

Our Homes

Prospect House is located in the town of Accrington. With excellent transport links the including direct bus routes to the local town and a 10 minute walking distance to the train station with services to Preston, Manchester and Blackpool.

We provide person centred support to enhance independence. The team are skilled in supporting high functioning autistic people with dual diagnosis.

Care categories: Autistic Spectrum Disorder and mental health.
Type of service: Adults- Residential
Number of people living in the service:
Places available: 3 places (service shared with 4 gentlemen)
Age range of people in the service: 30-50

Staffing ratio and provided care

We provide 24 hour person centred support with a staff ratio of 1:1 or 2:1. There is 1 wake in night staff member and 1 sleep in staff member.

Our staff undertake a comprehensive autism induction including positive behaviour support and communication and provide a low arousal environment.

Our guidance, advice, information, and practical support are there to help the people we support work towards an independent life.

People are encouraged to participate in daily living skills with support tailored to their needs. Presence in the community is encouraged.

Each person puts together their own individual plan with staff who know them well to include their ambitions and enabling them to achieve their goals.

Service facilities

Prospect House is a large two story property with a cinema room which features a comfy sofa, large lV and dimmed lighting. There is also a sensory space available and a games room housing a pool table, touch screen computer, arts and craft materials and board games.

There is a large dining room which encourages communal dining with a large kitchen and two utility rooms one of which is located in an outbuilding.

There is a large rear garden with furniture and artificial grass, there is an allocated covered smoking area.

The house has three vehicles which are available for all individuals to utilise.

Community facilities

Local amenities include local restaurants and accessible swimming baths including access to a hydrotherapy pool. there is a local leisure centre with a gym that the people we support enjoy accessing.

There are scenic walks including the Leeds to Liverpool canal.

The service benefrts from having the NAS Autisan Centre available where the people we support can gain qualifications and access to work in the catering industry voluntary or paid.

Prospect House and its staff are very homely and welcoming. The recent environmental changes have made a big difference to the home.

A parent of someone we support.

Placement suitability

The individual would need to have a diagnosis of autism and be aged 18+. Staff have experience around mental health conditions.

There can be up to sixteen people in the service at any one time, this creates a naturally busy sometimes loud environment. Although every effort is made to ensure a low arousal environment this is not always achievable.