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.
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
You’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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the Job Pack criteria, and why you would like to work for CPotential.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Special 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.