Janice, who is supported in one of Potens’ residential services in Nottingham, has shared her story as well as some fantastic photographs of her recent trip to the ‘The Deep’ in Hull. This is a massive personal accomplishment for Janice who a few months before would not stay out with staff support for longer than half an hour.
David and Laura are wrestling fans and often have asked to go and see the wrestling locally in Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl. One night whilst watching the wrestling locally they enquired as to when the WWE would be next in the UK and wondered if they would be able to go.
A young woman moved into Pendle View, East Lancashire in September 2015, after experiencing a chaotic period in her life, including spending sometime in hospital. This young woman not only has mental health problems, but additional health problems, which had been neglected for over 12 months.
Potens' Springfield Day Opportunities service in Darlington celebrated Children in Need day in style this year with everyone coming to the centre in their pyjamas to raise money for the fantastic cause.
Tracey has a diagnosis of a mild learning disability and personality disorder. In July 2014 she moved into Parkside Lodge, after experiencing numerous failed placements. Find out here how Tracey has turned her life around working in partnership with her staff team to drive forward outcomes.
James attends Poten’s Day Opportunities Service in Old Conwy, North Wales, where he has been busy taking part in a whole host of new activities. James has autism and can find change difficult, so staff at Acorn have been using ‘Now and Next’ - a communication board that has been designed in line with his specific needs, so he can understand what is happening during his day to reduce anxiety.
With support from Potens North West Dom Care, Kay has been working in paid employment at the local Morrison’s café. She serves ordered dishes, clears the tables and sweeps the floor. She is very enthusiastic about her job, as she loves meeting new people. The confidence that she has gained has helped her build a close circle of friends through joining in staff events, and being invited to family and friends events such as christenings.
Ethan found transitions particularly difficult and in the time leading up to him leaving his school and starting at his carefully chosen College, he experienced real problems, particularly concerning his relations to other people, which could result in behaviours needing intensive management.