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.
Potens 2017 chosen charity is the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – a charty dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Every day on average 12 men take their own life, at an estimated cost of £20m.
At the end of June Potens’ Springfield Day Opportunities service in Darlington held their annual fundraising summer party at Cockerton Club attended by over 100 people from across Darlington for a fantastic summer evening of fun, food, dancing and entertainment.
In June we opened the doors to our brand new specialist independent school and college, Arbour House, based in Weymouth. Welcoming future pupils, their families, professionals and commissioning partners, the day was a chance for our team to showcase the new facility which has been set up to meet local demand for flexible education and employment opportunities in Dorset.