CPotential featured on The One Show for BBC Children In Need

20 November 2023


A couple of weeks ago the BBC came to film at CPotential. It was a very lovely and exciting day.

You can watch the feature clip from BBC The One Show that aired on 14/11/23.  BBC Children In Need filmed with some of our fantastic therapists and families. Alex Scott MBE visited with the BBC team to talk with our families and therapists about the work we do and the impact it has. The focus was on Music Therapy as we have received funding from BBC Children In Need.

It was a very touching film to see all the hard work and amazing results that take place at our centre.

Watch here on iPlayer


Part-time Caretaker – Job Vacancy

16 November 2023

Painted shed and fences in CPotential grounds

Are you a Jack or Jill of all trades?

We’re looking for someone trustworthy who will take pride in looking after our children’s rehabilitation centre, inside and out. Download Caretaker Job Pack

  • £12 – £15 per hour, dependent on skills and experience
  • Part-time – 15 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday from 8am to 11am, with the possibility of more hours from 2023
  • 27 days pro-rata per annum
  • Based CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP

Inside waiting area of CPotentialYou’ll ensure the smooth running of the building and keep the grounds in good order, carrying out a range of different duties including general maintenance and checks, security, and supervision of the site.

You will be one of our primary key holders, having responsibility for the security of the building and associated areas.

This is a job where your skills will ensure our Centre is a warm, welcoming, and well-run building.

We are an ambitious charity, providing integrated therapies for children and young people with movement disorders, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, and acquired brain injury.

If you’d like to be part of our team, then we’d love to hear from you.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS check.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until a successful appointment.

How to apply

Download Caretaker Job Pack , then please email info@cplondon.org.uk with your CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the Job Pack criteria, and why you would like to work for CPotential.

Good luck!

Girl in physiotherapy at CPotential


February Half Term Intensive Therapy Blocks 2024

14 November 2023

Come and join us for Intensive Therapy during the February Half Term.

  • Monday 12th Feb – Friday 16th Feb

We’ll apply a 20% discount when 5 consecutive days of the same therapy type are booked per week (*subject to availability).

  • CIMT/Bimanual Skills and Functional Hand Skills
  • Occupational Therapy
  • DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention)
  • Conductive Education (individual sessions only)
  • Physiotherapy (Spider, Galileo vibration therapy, LiteGait, iJoy, Treadmill training, Therasuit, and more)
  • Music Therapy

Click here for our baseline fees

Our wide range of holistic child-focused therapy can improve:

  • Body awareness and sensory processing
  • Communication skills
  • Interaction and engagement
  • Muscle strength and balance
  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Functional and self-care skills for everyday activities, such as walking, dressing and eating.

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (fee £45) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All assessments are online and session appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP

How to Register

February Half Term Intensive Therapy Blocks at CPotential 2024

Please complete this form to register your interest in sessions during the February Half Term holidays 2024.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3Intensives at CPotential
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  • Your information


Our next Creative Clubs are available to book

13 November 2023

Our next Creative Clubs are available to book!

November 25th – 10.30am – 12.30pm – Music and Drama Workshop

Come along to our next workshop full of music and drama fun!

Working with woodwind player and music therapist Dan Mays and Drama therapist Beth Rourke this workshop will include a blending of drama and music therapy techniques for the children and families who attend.

There will be a strong emphasis on encouraging curiosity and play, and the creation of musical compositions, soundscapes, and stories.

December 16th – Christmas Creative Club Festive Lantern Making with Scribble and Smudge AM & PM Workshops

Join Artists Lesley and Akiko from fantastic Arts Collective Scribble and Smudge for Christmas Lantern Making Sessions. Children and families will be able to explore and play with light and shadows and make their own lanterns to take home.


Links to book here –

25th Nov

16th Dec AM

16th Dec PM

@groundswell_arts @scopecharity

The CPotential Weekly Lottery

13 November 2023

Play the CPotential Weekly Lottery

For just £1 a week you can help us to continue to provide vital services to the children and families we work with, enabling them to reach their full potential, while standing a chance to win £25,000!

Here’s how it works: 

Visit the CPotential Lottery page to be in with a chance to win now!  Tickets are just £1 each.

  1. Choose your own lucky numbers or select lucky dip.
  2. Fill in your details and your payment information. *
  3. That’s it! We’ll send you your lottery numbers confirmation email with the welcome info.

You must be 18 or over to play.

The winning numbers are drawn every Friday afternoon and the prizes up for grabs are the following;

  • Match six numbers – win £25,000
  • Match five numbers – win £1,000

What’s more, every week 35 lucky winners are randomly selected from all eligible entries, and are guaranteed to win our runner-up prizes.

To be in with a chance to win please visit the CPotential Lottery today.

For practical help and support on problem gambling, contact GAMCARE on 0808 802 0133 or visit www.begambleaware.org if needed.

*Payment is set up as a monthly Direct Debit. You have the right to cancel this at any time.

Slater & Gordon Online Legal Drop-in Sessions

8 November 2023

Slater & Gordon Online Legal Drop-in Sessions for our families.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Slater & Gordon, we’re delighted to be offering online legal drop in sessions for our CPotential families with Alisha Puri and Laura Preston.

The online drop-in sessions will be held on Thursday 23rd November between 10.00am – 2.00pm.

How to book
To book your online session please get in touch: dominic.smith@slatergordon.uk or 0330 995 5571.

Which legal areas can I be supported with?
Slater and Gordon can assist you and your family in the following areas:

  • Medical negligence
  • Birth injury
  • Personal injury
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
  • Court of Protection

‘We’re very proud to be working in partnership with CPotential to provide expert support and guidance to families, helping to protect what matters most.’ Emma Doughty, Head of Clinical Negligence


Charity Shop Crouch End closure

19 October 2023

Thank you for your support

Unfortunately, due to a substantial increase in costs, the operating of our charity’s retail trading company has become unviable. It is therefore with great regret that we have made the decision to close the charity shop in Crouch End, with the last day of formal trading on the 31st October.

This decision in no way affects the therapy services delivered by CPotential, and we will be continuing our work improving the lives of children and young people with movement disorders.

On behalf of the Trustees and everyone at CPotential, we would like to thank the staff and volunteers for their hard work and continued support and send many thanks to the community and all of the supporters of our charity shops over the years.

Closing down sale is now on! The Crouch End shop team is now holding an ‘everything must go’ sale, so we encourage you to pop along and share the word amongst family and friends.

If you would like more information, please email us.

Find out more about the ways you can still help to support the charity. 

Thank you for your support

Creative Club – Halloween Creative Club Spooky Fingers

19 October 2023

Our next Creative Club is open for booking!

Book Now!

October 28th Halloween Creative Club Spooky Fingers Plaster Casting Session 10.30am -12.30pm with Ryan McClelland.

Using casting materials children and their families, explore mould making through making cast negatives of their hands/fingers or feet. Creating positive copies in either plaster or foam to take home at the end of the session.

This will be a really different and fun session come along for an amazing experience!

Disclaimers and discussion with therapists…

Any allergies or sensory issues that may make this process challenging?
Wear old clothes you don’t care about getting messy!

Link to book here – https://ow.ly/h2WJ50PYFch

Celebrating 60 years at CPotential

13 October 2023

Mayor of Haringey and Catherine West MP with guests at CPotential's 60th Party

Starting as The Peter Rigby Trust in 1963 CPotential has, through the years, continually adapted to meet the changing needs of children and young people with movement disorders, such as cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and acquired brain injury.

Pioneering new therapy methods and technologies, the charity has integrated programs holistically that empower individuals to reach their full potential. Their evolution underscores an unwavering dedication to inclusivity, promoting independence, and enhancing the quality of life for all those they serve. Working with over 250 children, the team delivers 4,500 sessions of therapy and support per year.

Keeping a charity sustainable and evolving requires a huge amount of dedication, there are many variables and uncertainties. We all recognise that over the last 60 years the changes to almost every aspect of how we live, and work have been vast. Charities need to respond and influence these changes, holding in their minds and hearts the evolving needs of their beneficiaries.” Brett Parker, CEO at CPotential.

The Workshipful Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Lester Buxton, Brett Parker CEO of CPotential and Mitch Winehouse.To celebrate 60 years of service to disabled children, and their families, the charity held a vibrant party at their Centre in Muswell Hill on World Cerebral Palsy Day. The children and families, staff, trustees, charity partners and community friends were joined by special guests The Worshipful Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Lester Buxton, Catherine West MP, Lady Jan Hulme of The Hadley Trust, and Janis, Mitch, and Jane of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Party guests were especially moved by heartwarming speeches from Melissa Mitchell, mother of Katie, born with cerebral palsy, and Raisa Hassan, now CPotential Trustee, who was a service user 25 years ago. Brett Parker, CEO provided a rounded overview of the charity’s integrated and collaborative work, charity vision and mission, and exciting news of a paediatric exoskeleton launch – the first in the UK of its kind. Alison Eddy, Partner of Irwin Mitchell gave a supporting speech about their flourishing partnership and their joint agreement with Slater & Gordon funding the charity’s Family Support Manager, a vital role to assist families with a wide variety of needs surrounding their child’s specialist care.

Parent with child, and Elsa volunteerSpecial thanks go to highly esteemed local musicians Red Sky July (Shelly Poole, Ally McErlaine and Haley Glennie-Smith) for a wonderful acoustic performance, and also for an engaging array of fun activities for the children and families, we thank Groundswell Arts, Froggle Parties, and KCL/UCL students of Make a Smile dressed as Elsa and Spiderman.

Charities like CPotential can develop because of the goodwill and often unnoticed work of a team of dedicated individuals who donate their time, expertise and resources to helping some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Can you help them in any way? Do you see potential? We do.

Click here to find out some ways you can help the charity. 

Further party thanks go to: 

  • Our lovely neighbours, Sister Cathy and everyone at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for loaning us their chairs
  • The My Baker team for making us 2 wonderfully delicious celebratory cakes
  • Jean at our local Tesco, for the wonderful voucher donations towards our food and drink
  • Our fabulous volunteers – Mauricio, Chloe and Corinne
  • Crispy Dog for photography.


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