We were founded in 1989 as Prospect Housing Association, managing former NHS Learning Disability services that had been developed in community settings. For the first 25 years, we mainly operated as a care provider in housing association or private rented properties in Surrey. We also had a small number of our own supported living properties transferred from the NHS. In 2005, we became Prospect Housing and Support Services.
We set up the Pro-Active Community in 2015. This is a user-led organisation of people we support. In 2020, the Pro-Active Community became an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission.
Then, in 2016, we became Active Prospects. This name reflected a more proactive approach, with a new strategy and service offer.
In 2020, we opened our first West Sussex service, in Three Bridges near Crawley.
We have transformed our organisation to become Surrey’s leading Transforming Care provider. We have supported nearly 50 people with complex needs to move from long-term hospital settings to their own homes in the community.
We are commissioned primarily by Surrey County Council, but also by West Sussex County Council and several London Boroughs; health trusts; as well as people paying directly for services.