Sidbury man's charity is in Times' top 100 to work for

PUBLISHED: 13:03 16 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:46 18 June 2010

A CHRISTIAN charity founded by a Sidbury man to support people with learning disabilities has been named in The Times Top 100 Companies to work for.

A CHRISTIAN charity founded by a Sidbury man to support people with learning disabilities has been named in The Times Top 100 Companies to work for.

David Potter, 70, of Higher Greenhead, set up the Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities in 1976 and was "absolutely delighted" to see it rank 67th in the annual search for the nations top 100 firms.

The charity now has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire, but has staff and centres throughout the UK.

Founder, Mr Potter said he was "privileged" to be invited to an awards ceremony in Battersea, London to mark the achievement last month.

Mr Potter feels a Christian ethos is key to the charity's success. He said: "The way the charity has grown over the years and now employs 600 people is really fulfilling.

"Our staff are people who are committed to their work because of their faith and the fact that they feel they are doing something special, and this has had an impact on the sort of results we are getting."

Prospects has grown to support more than 60 supported living, residential homes and day opportunity services around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There is also a gift-funded project of Prospects, Causeway Prospects, that provides holidays, spiritual and Church resources and supports 'causeway' groups, run by volunteers, which provide support for people with learning disabilities in Churches.


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