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Potens is a national provider of health & social care support services for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs. Please see our Locations page for a full scope and list of the locations we cover.

POTENS provides a range of specialist support for adults with complex needs including learning disability, autism, mental health needs, Acquired Brain Injuries, Korsakoffs and Behaviours that may be described as challenging. Support is delivered through supported & independent living, domiciliary care, residential care, respite and day opportunity services throughout England, North Wales and Northern Ireland.

Skills Centres

  Potens' Skill Centres are a fresh approach to developing skills and strategies for life using a strength-based, personalised learning programme. Situated across The UK, they are an educational value based service for Adults with a Learning Disability, ASD, Mental Health and/or Complex needs which aims to provide a motivating Person Centred learning experience.

Respite / Short Breaks

At Potens we have a range of care and support breaks that provide carers to take a break, 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 giving the person you care for. It may be needed so y

Day Opportunities

Day Opportunities are available for people who need support to enable them to live as independent and fulfilling a life as possible, in their communities. They are offered to people with disabilities particularly learning disabilities and high support needs. Potens aim to provide life skills training support for people in their own communities where they can continue or

Residential Care

At Potens we provide a range of residential services for both adults, young people and children across the UK. This includes a range of need including autism, learning disabilities, complex health needs, behavioural needs and physical disabilities. Within our residential services we use an outcome focussed model  containing a clear care pathway for people who have a r

Domiciliary / Home Care

Potens Domiciliary Care offers a range of  support services to suit people’s needs. This includes outreach, community support and supported living for adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs or other complex needs. This could be support in your own home, at your family home or in the community. In whichever environment, our team are equipped and t

Supported Living

Potens have a range of supported living services throughout England, Ireland & North Wales. These services are either in a flat scheme or shared house where an individual has their own  tenancy as a stepping stone to independent living Support is based on assessed need and can range from several hours per week to 24 hours per day. The key aim is to reduce 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:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

We support many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Potens. Our support is designed around each person ensuring it is personalised to each individual’s specific sensory, communication and skills development needs and their autism affects them.


Learning Disabilities

We support individuals with a range of learning disabilities, including mild, moderate, and profound & multiple disabilities. This can also include people with a physical disability or complex health needs, including behaviours described as challenging.


Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Potens provided a range of service for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to support them with rehabilitation no matter what their needs. Support ranges dependent on individual need and we work closely with health professionals to transform lives.


Mental Health Needs

Our aim is for every person to gain/regain the skills and confidence they need to get back in the driving seat. Recovery focused practice uses these skills and personal strengths as the platform on which recovery can be built.


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.

Tees Celebrate 30 Years!

Last week our services in the North East held a fantastic celebration party to mark Potens' 30 Year anniversary - with every service across the Tees region coming together to celebrate in style!   Attending the celebration event were i

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Tyne Extreme Challenge 2019

  Potens' Area Manager, Wais Zamani, and Potens’ Support Worker, Jamie Leigh Dodds, have embarked on their Extreme Challenge - running the distance between all six of Potens’ services in the Tyne area over Mental Health Awareness Week (13

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Autism Accreditation Success!

We are delighted to announce that our residential service in Bury, Walmersley Road,  has received the Autism Accreditation Status again - demonstrating its continued commitment and best practice in supporting adults with Autism.   And

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