Potens are pleased to announce the opening of 8 single occupancy flats for adults with mental health needs in the centre of Preston. The service, Cannon Street, which will provide 24-hour support within accommodation-based Supported Housing with an emphasis on recovery and re-ablement.
As its World Mental Health Day we wanted to share some amazing and inspiring stories of people living with mental health issues – in their own words. Here is Steven telling us his story about moving from a residential service into his own flat in the community – a real inspiration!
It’s that time of year when you need to start thinking about flu vaccinations! Did you know that health and Social care staff are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine and NHS England are promoting this initiative to remind all health and social care staff to get vaccinated.
Every summer is carnival season in the west of England and the individuals living at Oakleigh in Dawlish enjoy watching the floats and festivities in their home town. This year resident Damon Rackley had enough of standing on the side lines and decided to participate – resulting in him winning first prize in the fancy dress competition!
Our team at Supported Lives in Bradford are busy promoting Safeguarding Week – an annual week of learning events coordinated by the Bradford City Council: with a host of events planned for staff and people supported from 25th June – 1st July. Find out more here!
Following our announcement that Potens are Official Supporters of Special Olympics GB, and in an attempt to get themselves and the people we support and staff warmed up for the Special Olympics, Potens’ Senior Management Team (SMT) organised their very own relay last week, using our very own Challenge Charter cards as a baton – inspired and touched by the Matt Campbell story.
Potens is delighted to announce they have become an Official Supporter of Special Olympics GB for the next 12 months – supporting the largest year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain which supports over 10,000 athletes with learning disabilities.
Potens are delighted to announce that our team in the North East are working in partnership with Durham County Council commissioners to set up a new Recovery Focused Supported Accommodation Cecil Court Langley Moor, Durham for 18 adults with mental health needs.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Potens residential service ‘Mansard House’ based in Preston, Lancashire, as ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection in February 2018. Mansard House is one of only 14 Care Homes of 37,000 registered services to achieve Outstanding in all 5 areas of Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and well led.
This week Potens Group have announced the acquisition of Leicestershire based ‘Achieve with Us Ltd’ – a Day Opportunities service and small associated Domiciliary Care Agency for Adults with a Learning Disability.