enquiries: 07872 073306


specialist healthcare

Learning disability, autism and Asperger care, support and training.

Welcome to autonomy.  Autonomy Derby is a service designed around you, for you. Victoria & Elizabeth comprise 7 flexible living units based on a serviced apartment model promoting an ordinary life, individual and small group living.  We provide high quality care in a progressive placement with bespoke support, life skills training and activities delivered in a warm, safe and friendly environment.  Located at the heart of the community in a landscaped gated estate close to the city centre, the University and leisure facilities, autonomy Derby is unique.


Our aim is simple, we want to assist you to reach your full potential, giving you the confidence to make choices and take control of your life.  To enable you to live the life you want we have created PLAN A. an individual life pathway.  From choosing who you live with to how to take part in the community, to personalisation of your environment and furniture, PLAN. A gives you real choice.  Do you want to make new friends, carry on your education or get a job?  We will enable you to achieve your aims.


We support people from across the UK, if you’re looking for specialist residential care, respite care or supported living place because you are leaving school, moving out of your parent’s house or a change of placement we have the skills and flexibility to support you to live the life you want.

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We believe that you should be entitled to a healthy, ordinary and normal life.


PLAN A. by autonomy is our lifestyle care pathway, a clear and focused activity and skills training programme that works to maximise your individual potential, improve your health and daily life quality.


PLAN A. works to increase socialisation, opportunities for interaction and inclusion through active participation in community activities, developing your skills and friendships.  You choose how to be healthy and safe; life skills to budgeting, internet safety to road hazards and positive risk taking.


Our care pathways are designed to support you should you require long term support, as well as supporting you if you lead an almost independent life.  Personalisation and choice are at the centre of our tailored approach empowering you to progress effectively toward greater self-advocacy, independence and autonomy.



How to make a Referral or organise a visit.

Our enquiry numbers are 07872 073306 | 01332 551097


Making a call to us is the first step of the referral process.  You will be able to discuss your client or family member in confidence with a professional who will become your key contact during the referral process.  All clients receive a free pre-admission assessment which will establish their interests, needs, abilities and identify how we feel we could assist in providing a placement.  We are happy to arrange for families and care professionals to visit us to meet our management and clinical team


We will work with the individual’s referring team and family to ensure a smooth and successful referral and transition to autonomy.  We understand that not every referral can be planned and that some individuals may present in a state of crisis requiring urgent admission to a place of safety, we will aim to provide a rapid, accessible and responsive service in these circumstances.



Admission Criteria

We provide specialist services for adult males and females 18+ with a primary diagnosis of Learning Disability; Autism, including Asperger Syndrome; Mental Health Needs; or complex needs and behaviour that may challenge.

Referral form


Join our team and be part of a new and exciting adult social care unit working with and housing young adults with a learning disability.  Our vision is to be the very best regional provider of specialist healthcare so we are always on the lookout for great people.  Do you have what it takes?


If you’re an enthusiastic healthcare professional passionate about making an impact we want you to be part of our dynamic team.  There are many ways for you to work with us, on a full or part time basis, as an apprentice in partnership with Derby College or sessional as a bank worker.  Take a look at our support worker advert and download, complete and return an application form.  Simple.


Do you want to know more? Email us at  jobs@autonomyhealthcare.co.uk



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Application Form

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about us.

In 2011 as a team of three we left our jobs in specialist adult healthcare and formed autonomy.  Our aim is simply to become the best new independent regional care provider.  Having achieved Excellent CQC ratings, National Care Awards, Quality Marks and respect from MDT peers for delivering successful outcomes, our next goal is to build on what we’ve always done well; delivering a truly person-centred, ordinary-life approach with PLAN A. by autonomy.

Our passion, knowledge and expertise is underpinned by the principle of doing what we say we’re going to do, better than the rest, providing unique and innovative opportunities to improve the lives of the people we work with.



autonomy Derby

07872 073306 | 01332 551097 | office@autonomyhealthcare.co.uk
Victoria & Elizabeth, Leylands, Broadway, Derby. DE22 1AZ


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