Natalie, supported by Potens supported living team in Preston, has been working with Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSFST) to help deliver their restraint reduction training program “Positive and Safe”. Her work has been commended by the team at LCSFT acknowledging her professionalism and the invaluable perspective she gave to the teams attending – read their fantastic feedback below.
Sam attends Potens’ Specialist School, Arbour House, in Dorset and has just experienced volunteering to increase his vocational skills – one of many amazing personal achievements that is making 2020 his best year ever!
Joanne lives at Parkside Lodge in Gateshead and with support from her amazing team has won ‘service user outcome of the month’ in Potens Recognition and Celebration of Achievement Scheme.
Over the last month our West Lancashire Supported Living team have been focussing on supporting people to put their trust in themselves and the staff team who support them in making decisions and building their independence and confidence. Here they demonstrate an excellent example supporting Christine to go to the hairdressers independently.
Staff at The Barn in Leyland, have been putting Potens’ Challenge Charter into action too – putting TRUST in their learning from recent Person Centred Active Support Training, and in return helping Mark to increase his independence, confidence and skills.
Potens Challenge Charter is a promise that all staff make to uphold the values of Potens; to be courageous for and with the people they support and to challenge themselves and each other positively to be the best they can be. Our team in Lancashire have put the challenge charter at the top of their agenda this month with a brilliant example here of putting their promise into action.
Time to Talk Day 2020 took place on 6th March and services across Potens got involved in the day with the key aim to encourage everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, listen and break down barriers.
Heath Lodge in Greater Manchester have received two awards in Potens’ latest monthly staff recognition scheme – with Manager, Lorraine Walker named ‘Manager of the Month’ and Senior Support Worker, Lorraine Scott named ‘Employee of the Month’ , nominated by their colleagues for being real inspirations!
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Watling Street Road in Preston, Lancashire, held a ‘I’m a Celebrity’ style event at their service in December with lots of animals and critters coming to the service – they even had a bushtrucker trial!