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.
Potens’ Positive behavioural support team are now in place supporting our Operational teams across the UK. Here we meet the team and find out more about the work they will be developing over the next 12 months to promote positive behavioural support and best practice across our services.
On Friday 18th August Potens’ staff teams and people supported received a series of ‘Star Performance Awards’ from training provider Person First Solutions in recognition of their commitment, professionalism, passion and high standards of person centred care and support delivered over the past 12 months.
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.
Natalie, who is supported to live in one of Potens’ residential services in Lancashire, has self-harmed since the age of 13. She is now sharing her story through a poem, written by herself, with the aim to educate others and demonstrate how lack of understanding of self-harm affects her.
Individuals and staff at Potens’ Foxdale Supported Living service hosted their very own Great British Bake Off competition earlier this month at their home in Wirral – competing against each other to be crowned Foxdale Baking Champion 2017!