A huge congratulations to Liam who is supported by our team in Preston, for losing a whopping 2.5 stone on what has been an amazing weight loss journey – a real personal achievement for Liam in increasing his health and well-being and a step closer to his dream of becoming a fire-fighter.
As a proud supporter of the Special Olympics GB, our Chairman, John Farragher, is representing Potens at the Special Olympics World Summer Games this week. In response, LBN news have featured John in an article highlighting his support and raising awareness of the Summer Games being hosted this week.
Potens are proud official supporters of Special Olympics GB – supporting the largest year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain which supports over 10,000 athletes with learning disabilities. Potens teams across the UK are busy making their 2019 plans as an official supporter with a host of activities and events planned for the coming months. Continue reading “Special Olympics GB 2019”
Challenging each other and embodying the national campaign #everydayisdifferent is a key drive for our teams up and down the UK. Continue reading “Hashim’s big challenge”
As the national social care recruitment campaign #everydayisdifferent launches, we share our thoughts on being a frontline worker with Potens. Continue reading “Every day is different”
Residents at Heathfield Gardens got in the Halloween spirit this year: with pumpkin carving, choosing costumes, decorating the service, and hosting a huge party they were certainly kept busy!
Service Users from Springfield Day Opportunities service in Darlington had a surprise visit from football legend Alan Shearer on 25th October following their visit to The Alan Shearer Activity Centre. Continue reading “Springfield meet Alan Shearer!”
Last week, staff from our ‘outstanding’ service, Mansard House, attended a special lunch with the Chairman of Lancashire County Council.
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!