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We have over 25 years’ experience of delivering specialist community, supported living, respite, day opportunities and residential services for children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health and complex needs.

We provide services nationally through registered supported and independent living services, domiciliary care, residential care, respite and day opportunity services.

Potens has been operating since 1989, and became a limited company registered as Potensial Ltd in 2006.  Starting out with two residential services based in Birkenhead, the company has grown steadily over the last 25 plus years. Now we have over 70 services nationwide including Supported Living, Residential Care, Day Opportunities and Domiciliary Care for children and adults:

  • Supporting upwards of 700 service users
  • Staffing: circa 1475 staff

Potens provides flexible, specialised support within a variety of environments and service models to support individuals in achieving outcomes.

Potens Mission
To provide services nationally, which maximise the independence of the individuals accessing them.
+ To ensure all we undertake is purposeful, positive and progressive.
+ To empower all to have a voice, that is heard.
+ To provide services that are relevant and value for money.

With Potens Values:


Ensure that all communications are truthful, understandable to those it affects and  maintains the relationship of reliability.

Positive Regard

Recognising and respecting  the differences that every individual brings, both good and bad, and making the necessary adjustments to assist individuals to positively grow.

Shared learning

An undertaking to: the sharing of knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding which would ensure that any activity that will be undertaken, will be done to the best of our collective abilities.


          Treating everyone differently in order to afford them the same opportunities. Through personalisation, empowering individuals to make choices and overcome obstacles.


Potens aims to:
 Provide Person Centred Support.
+ Provide Accommodation.
+ Provide Day Opportunities, with Social Inclusion at it’s core.
+ Be a committed Equal Opportunities employer.

Increasing quality through continual review.
+ Ensuring customer satisfaction.
+ Achieving a sustainable financial future.
+ Developing appropriate and relevant service provision.
+ Enabling individual development.

The Potens Group:

Potensial Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 5846789
Pendleton Care Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 5183795
Pendle Residential Care Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 03141275

And incorporating:

Besmart South West Ltd Registered in England 04443442
Braeside Residential Care Ltd Registered in England 04578027
Galluogi Potens Wales Ltd Registered in England 05394727
Good Days Project Ltd Registered in England 07111459
Meadowbank Care Ltd Registered in England 04281679
Olive Tree Domiciliary Services Ltd Registered in England 07322942
Supported Lives Services Ltd Registered in England 05660222
Woodside Farmhouse Ltd Registered in England 06012050

To learn more about Potens and our services, please take time to browse through our website.

To learn more about our school and college, please see our Education page.

To learn more about our Senior Leadership Team please see our SLT page.

To see our services in action, why not arrange a visit by completing the form at Contact us

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  • E Learning
  • Chas
  • CareSys
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POTENS is proud to support

CALM Special Olympics