At Potential Living we believe that effective governance needs to take place within an organisational context. One that promotes and supports the continuous development of our services as a ‘learning organisation’. It depends upon ‘ownership’ at all levels, the individuals we work for, our staff, management and the board of directors all having a part to play.
Effective governance promotes greater openness and accountability, and the active participation and partnership of the people who use our services and their family members is particularly important to us.
The involvement of the people who use our services and their family members in ways which are meaningful and acceptable to them provides us with a way of showing accountability and a method of using the expertise that they and their family members have themselves. Focus People and their family members are involved in giving feedback about their own individual support and about services generally, including planning and improvements through their meetings and reviews, the Focus People’s Forum and our various questionnaires.
The Potential Living Board
Corporate leadership is about ensuring there is a competent workforce, clarity about roles and responsibilities, clear structures which address current and future service needs and accountability regarding relevant legislative requirements. Our board of directors along with the management team ensure that controls and assurances are in place to manage anticipated risks linked to achieving strategic and operational objectives.
Professional leadership is essential to support this sound decision-making and our board members provide a varied and important contribution towards ensuring that we are able to support the people we work for to enjoy their lives to the full and have every opportunity to reach their potential.
Our Board Members
Bobby is our longest serving board member, joining the board in 1995. A retired local government employee he now uses his skills to assist in the smooth running of the organisation.
Scott also joined the board in 2014 and is a well-known Chartered Surveyor who has recently retired from his role as partner with Whyte & Barrie. Scott enjoys playing the pipes and is a past President of Dalziel Rugby Club where he continues to be heavily involved with the annual Festival of Youth Rugby.
All our Board Members live in Lanarkshire and receive no remuneration.
Our Managing Director, Head of Care & Head of Finance & Administration all attend board meetings but have no voting rights.