It’s never been more important to tackle mental health stigma in the workplace, that’s why Potens has signed up to the Time to Change Campaign – demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace. In response, Potens’ Time to Change Champions are receiving formal training to support the organisations Time to Change campaign pledge.
Potens’ Area Manager, Wais Zamani, and Potens’ Support Worker, Jamie Leigh Dodds, have embarked on their Extreme Challenge – running the distance between all six of Potens’ services in the Tyne area over Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May) to raise money for charity.
We are delighted to announce that our residential service in Bury, Walmersley Road, has received the Autism Accreditation Status again – demonstrating its continued commitment and best practice in supporting adults with Autism.
May is a very special month for Potens as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
To mark the beginning of our 30 year celebrations we will be showcasing stories from across our wonderful organisation every day throughout May. This will include stories from all areas of Potens – from the people we support, our team members, our services, and the unsung heroes – demonstrating personal achievement, success, expertise and what makes Potens so special.
As an employer with over 250 employees we are required by law to publish a Gender Pay Gap Report under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. We are proud to confirm that the Gender Pay Gap for Potens has shown a positive reduction on last year (7.8% v 11.7% in 2017) and is lower than the UK average of 13.7% (as at 29 March 2019).
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.