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About Potens

About Potens

Potens is a national organisation, providing a range of specialist support to adults and children with complex and challenging needs – learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism ( including Asperger syndrome), behaviour that may challenge, Korsakoff Syndrome (alcohol related brain injury).

For a full scope and list of the locations we cover, please go to our locations page.

We provide social care and educational services through the following services:

Adults Children and Young People
  • Registered care homes
  • Supported living
  • Outreach
  • Respite
  • Independent living skills
  • Day Opportunities
  • Residential care homes
  • Supported living (+16)
  • Short Breaks
  • Holiday clubs
  • Outreach
  • Education
  • College

Potens Mission is:

  • To provide services nationally, which maximise the independence of the individuals accessing them.
  • To ensure all we undertake is purposeful, positive and progressive.
  • To empower all to have a voice, that is heard.
  • To provide services that are relevant and value for money.

With Potens Values:

Ensuring that all communications are truthful, understandable to those it affects and maintains the relationship of reliability.

Positive Regard

Recognising and respecting the differences that every individual brings, both good and bad, and making the necessary adjustments to assist individuals to positively grow.

Shared learning
Sharing knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding whilst ensuring that any activity is done to the best of our collective abilities.


Treating everyone differently in order to afford them the same opportunities.

Empowering individuals to make choices and overcome obstacles.

Potens aims to:

  • Provide Person Centred Support and Education
  • Provide Accommodation.
  • Provide Day Opportunities and education, with Social Inclusion at it’s core.
  • Be a committed Equal Opportunities employer.


  • Increasing quality through continual review.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Achieving a sustainable financial future.
  • Developing appropriate and relevant service provision.
  • Enabling individual development.

Please note: Potens has been operating since 1989, and became a limited company registered as Potensial Ltd in 2006. Glencoyne Ltd, Pendle Ltd and Pendleton Care Ltd became part of the group through acquisition. To streamline the group and make things a little clearer, the limited company names remain as legally required but the group operates under the trading name of POTENS.

Potens has multiple agencies in various locations around England and Northern Ireland offering suitable accommodation, supported living, domiciliary care and respite or short breaks. Please see our locations page for more information about services in your area, or please contact us to find out more. If you'd like to make a referral, please go here

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