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We have over 30 years’ experience of delivering specialist community, residential, supported living, respite, educational and day opportunities  services for children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health and complex needs.

We provide services nationally through registered supported and independent living services, domiciliary care, residential care, respite, day opportunity and independent schools.

Potens has been operating since 1989, and became a limited company registered as Potensial Ltd in 2006.  Starting out with two residential services based in Birkenhead, the company has grown steadily over the last 30 years.

We remain committed to ‘Supporting your Choice’, after 30 years…

  • – Supporting over 800 service users
  • – 80 services nationwide
  • – Employing 1100 staff members
  • – 30 Acquisitions into Potens’ family
  • – 40 Residential Services
  • – 36 Supported Living Services
  • – 15 Domiciliary Care Agencies
  • – 5 Day Opportunity and Skills Centres
  • – 2 dedicated Respite services
  • – Launched one Independent School

Potens provides flexible, specialised support within a variety of environments and service models to support individuals in achieving outcomes.

Potens Mission
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:


Ensure 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

An undertaking to: the sharing of knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding which would ensure that any activity that will be undertaken, will be done to the best of our collective abilities.


          Treating everyone differently in order to afford them the same opportunities. Through personalisation, empowering individuals to make choices and overcome obstacles.


Potens aims to:
 Provide Person Centred Support.
+ Provide Accommodation.
+ Provide Day Opportunities, 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.

The Potens Group:

Potensial Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 5846789
Pendleton Care Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 5183795
Pendle Residential Care Ltd (trading as Potens) Registered in England 03141275

And incorporating:

Achieve With Us Ltd Registered in England 08131497
Besmart South West Ltd Registered in England 04443442
Braeside Residential Care Ltd Registered in England 04578027
Focus Support Ltd Company No. 05025624
Galluogi Potens Wales Ltd Registered in England 05394727
Good Days Project Ltd Registered in England 07111459
Meadowbank Care Ltd Registered in England 04281679
Olive Tree Domiciliary Services Ltd Registered in England 07322942
Supported Lives Services Ltd Registered in England 05660222
Woodside Farmhouse Ltd Registered in England 06012050

To learn more about Potens and our services, please take time to browse through our website.

To learn more about our school and college, please see our Education page.

To learn more about our Senior Leadership Team please see our SLT page.

To see our services in action, why not arrange a visit by completing the form at Contact us

Modern Slavery Statement
Whilst it is not a legal requirement for us to make and publicise a statement relating to Modern Slavery, as a company we oppose modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and therefore make this statement as a matter of good practice and our belief in upholding the highest ethical standards. The statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. View our statement here


Gender Pay Gap Report

Potens, as an employer with over 250 employees, is required by law to publish a Gender Pay Gap Report under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017  –Gender Pay Report 5April23

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