Unlimited Potential was set up as a social enterprise by Salford people in 2002 when we were known as Community Health Action Partnership (CHAP).
Originally supported as a limited company by Charlestown & Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities, we rapidly expanded our staff and the services we provided.
In 2009, we changed our status from a limited company to an industrial and provident society (a community benefit society). At the same time we changed our name to Unlimited Potential and became the first social enterprise in the North of England to receive the Social Enterprise Mark.
We are democratically controlled and accountable to our Supporters (members) through our Board of Directors.
As a social enterprise, we are a business that operates for a social and environmental purpose and reinvests all of our surpluses towards our mission.
We are the second fastest-growing social enterprise in health and social care in the United Kingdom, according to the national Social Enterprise 100 Index.
Our mission is to make the world a happier and healthier place to live.
Our core values are:
- approachability – friendly and easy to talk to
- enterprise – innovation, creativity and bold resourcefulness
- respect – due regard for the feelings or rights of others
Beyond managing services for well-being and fulfilment, we aim to bring wider benefits:
- social: promoting social development which invests in the strengths of everyone
- economic: helping to create and maintain a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy
- environmental: protecting the environment and ensuring prudent use of natural resources