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Potens is a national provider of health & social care support services  for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs. For a full scope and list of the locations we cover, please enter your location or postcode in the section below, then choose the distance from your chosen location that suits your needs and click search.

POTENS provides a range of specialist support for adults with complex and challenging needs – learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism including Asperger Syndrome, behaviour that challenges, independent living skills and Korsakoffs Syndrome (alcohol related brain injury) through registered supported & independent living, domiciliary care, residential care, respite and day opportunity services throughout England, North Wales and Northern Ireland.

Respite / Short Breaks

Being a full-time carer is a very demanding role. Respite care breaks are an opportunity for carers to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the very best care. Respite care is designed to replace the care that you, as a carer, would normally be

Supported Living

Supported Living: This is for people who wish to live in their own home with flexible support from paid staff.  The support will be person centred to meet your individual needs and wishes.

  • You choose where you live
  • You choose who you live with (if anyone).
  • You choose who supports you and how you are supported. This

Domiciliary / Home Care

Potens offers Domiciliary Care services to adults with a learning disability, mental health needs. This service is offered to people in their own homes or in conjunction with suitable accommodation - please refer to our Supported Living page. The staff team are experienced in meeting a wide range of needs including behaviour that challenges and complex needs, with support

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The people that we support

POTENS is proud to provide a wide range of specialist support for adults with complex and challenging needs including:

Mental Health Needs

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Learning Disabilities

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Behaviour Specialist

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Early Onset Dementia

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Asperger’s Syndrome

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Korsakoffs Syndrome

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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Young People in Transition

People with a learning disability find it harder than others to communicate. There are many different types of learning disability. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. But other people may need support with all sorts of things, like getting dressed, going shopping, or filling out forms.

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News & Updates

Potens regularly post news and events updates about what’s been happening and what is coming up regarding Potens. Please keep checking back for more information in the very near future.

Potens recognised in innovative training ‘Star Awards’

On Friday 18th August Potens’ staff teams and people supported received a series of ‘Star Awards’ from training provider Person First Solutions in recognition of their commitment, professionalism, passion and high standards of person centred ca

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Springfield Summer Party 2017

At the end of June Potens' Springfield Day Opportunities service in Darlington held their annual fundraising summer party at Cockerton Club attended by over 100 people from across Darlington for a fantastic summer evening of fun, food, dancing and en

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Launch of Blackburn Skills Centre

Today is the official launch day of REACH, our new skills centre that is based at 37 King Street, Blackburn, and we invite you to join us!   The event is open to the people we support, their families, our health and social work colleague

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