About New Prospects

We are New Prospects and we’ve been supporting people with a learning disability for over 20 years. We support people to live the lives they choose, whether they need support 24 hours a day or just a few hours a week.

We’ve learned a lot over the last 20 years from the people we support and their families and we’ll keep on learning and changing to make sure we stay focused on giving people what they want. We are small, local and well connected. Being small
doesn’t mean we don’t think big!

Starting out

We know that for young people the world of work is difficult to get into, this is especially true for young people with a learning disability.

Young people’s experience of work often starts with a Saturday job, a paper round, or doing odd jobs for neighbours and friends. At New Prospects we’ll help you find, do and keep a job whether it is supporting
you to find a local paper round or supporting you to join one of our mini enterprises, from dog walking to car washing we’ve got it covered.

Supported Living

At New Prospects supported living is what you make it! We provide dedicated care and support in your own home whether you live by yourself or share with others. It’s your home we just support you to live the life you choose!
We are not the landlord, you have your own housing rights whether you own your home or rent it. Our staff will work with you to decide how you want to be supported and we’ll stick to that unless you tell us to change it! We’ll listen to you and people who care about you to work out what matters most and what you want out of life – we will develop a person centred plan so we can support you in the best way possible at home and as a member of your community.

Mates Breaks

Here at New Prospects we’ve always worked with the people we support to help them organise and go on the breaks they want –from Blackpool to Barbados and London to Las Vegas we’ve travelled the world.

We can help you plan, organise and support you on the short break of your choice. We can help with all of the
practical tasks like booking a holiday. If you choose an individual break you will have to pay for your and your
support worker’s accommodation and a bit towards their meals – as well as the support workers wages.
We’ll help you find the best deals.

Community Networks

New Prospects Community Networks are a new and exciting way for people to make the most of their support, their community and their own skills. Four people join a network and each pay towards the cost of a network facilitator.

Get Up, Get Out, Get Going

We have been providing ‘outreach’ support for people in the North East for the last few years. We support people to do whatever it is they want and need to do. We support people with practical things – help to get up in the morning, support with money and budgeting and help to do shopping. We support people to play their part in their community.

Friendship Networks

When we leave school it is easy to lose touch with our friends, and this is especially true for young disabled people because of the barriers they face and sometimes the responsibility for keeping up friendships falls on the busy parents.