‘Involving people’ brings award for Active Prospects

Representatives from Active Prospects at the ICC in Birmingham

 

A charity and care organisation based in Reigate’s Church Street has picked up a national award for its work in supported housing.

Active Prospects has 172 homes in the south east for people with learning disabilities, autism or complex needs, and is a provider for organisations such as the NHS and Surrey County Council as well as people paying directly.

The organisation won the Supported Housing Award at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards, covering England and Scotland.

Actress Sally Phillips presented the awards on 28 June at the ICC in Birmingham.

Judges commented:

“Active Prospects demonstrated true person-centred values in involving people in developing and planning accommodation solutions.

They clearly demonstrated excellent and meaningful service user engagement at all levels of the organisation.

They have developed and use outstanding partnership working with people they support, families and professionals.”

Maria Mills, CEO at Active Prospects, said:

“Active Prospects is really moving forward together on a journey from good to outstanding, and everyone in the organisation contributes to making this happen each and every day.

We do transformative work with adults with learning disabilities which makes a huge difference, enabling them to lead more independent, active and fulfilling lives.

We are absolutely thrilled to have this work, and our success, recognised through such a significant award.”

Active Prospects has been running an upgrade programme over the past two years, saying: “We have completely reinvigorated our housing offer, offering choice, high quality, accessible homes which meet local strategic needs.”