To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 our North Wales’ services have launched a walking group which kick-started with a trek around Aber Falls in Snowdonia National Park.
Natalie, who is supported to live in one of Potens’ residential services in Lancashire, has self-harmed since the age of 13. She is now sharing her story through a poem, written by herself, with the aim to educate others and demonstrate how lack of understanding of self-harm affects her.
Individuals and staff at Potens’ Foxdale Supported Living service hosted their very own Great British Bake Off competition earlier this month at their home in Wirral – competing against each other to be crowned Foxdale Baking Champion 2017!
Individuals living at Oakleigh, Potens’ residential service in Dawlish, have been busy designing and creating some new features for their garden – increasing their skills and having fun along the way!
Potens are delighted to announce the opening of a new supported living bungalow in Derrygonnelly, Northern Ireland, which has been specifically designed for three individuals transitioning from residential care and into their own home.
Timothy Young, who lives at Potens’ High Barn Residential service in Rochdale, has always been very active – enjoying long walks around nearby parks, lakes and gardens and continuously on the go! In early 2015 Timothy underwent surgery on his right hip, bringing a sudden halt to his active lifestyle, but with his sheer determination and fantastic support from his staff team he is now up and active and getting ready for the New Year!
Christmas is an exciting and fun time, but for people with autism it can be confusing and even distressing with all the new activity going on. Mark Williams, who has autism, has found Christmas in the past difficult, but with some extra planning this year from his team, and putting him in control of the festivities, he is looking forward to Christmas at Potens’ High Barn in Rochdale.
Our staff across the UK have been delivering their presents throughout the week in support of Mission Christmas Appeal 2016.
Congratulations to Dawn Back, winner of the North West Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards for Best Home Care Co-ordinator in recognition of the fantastic work she delivers managing our community team in Wirral.
Thank you to our two services in Preston for sharing some brilliant photographs and feedback from their recent Halloween Party held at our Watling Street Road Service.