About Us

UP Unique Potential is a newly formed charity based in Halifax. Our aim is to establish a day care centre specifically designed to cater for young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Our Vision

To deliver a high quality, dedicated learning environment to help support young people locally to live better lives.

Our primary care focus is working with school leavers aged 18 and over with physical and learning disabilities. We aim to assist in making the transition from leaving school as seamless as possible towards the next phase in their lives.

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£5 a Month

Would pay for an autism – friendly cinema screening.

£10 a Month

Would allow one of our service users to experience a horse/pony riding session.

£15 A MONTH

Could sponsor a day out for one of our service users once a month.

What We Do

The centre has been purposefully designed to enable us to offer; in house; a wide range of social, fitness and musical activities some unique skills that will support the service users in their day to day living.

Additional service
Our service also includes a hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy and rehabilitation area and sensory room as well as horticulture outdoor area

Support

We would like to thank Councillors Mohammad Naeem, Jenny Lynn and Faisal Shoukat for meeting with us and for giving their support to UP.

Support from Phil Heath

Phil Heath seven times Mr Olympia champion, better known as the “Gift” in professional bodybuilding, takes time out from his UK tour to visit a new charity.

UP Unique Potential supports young adults aged 19 to 25 with physical and learning disabilities in the transition from leaving school to the next phase in their lives.


Hosted and chaired by Derrick Clarke, the founder of UP, Phil Heath was welcomed to the new premises by the Lord Mayor of Halifax, Councillor Dot Foster, along with special guests and friends from the community.

Phil delivered a heartfelt speech about a family member who has autism and why he is an active advocate and fundraiser of a charity in Columbus, Ohio called “Making It Fit Foundation” who raises money for autism research, treatment, advocacy, education, and family services.

The Lord Mayor welcomed Phil Heath and followed with an excellent address on the charities she is passionate about and supports. The first was “Calderdale Music Trust”, they provides opportunities for children, young people and adults to learn a musical instrument and making music together in our ensembles.

The second helps the homeless get back on their feet. ‘Happy Days provides’ supported accommodation within the community for people who have been homeless, or are at risk.

UP would like to thank our two honed guests for taking time out from their busy schedule to support us.

UP is asking for support from our local community and friends by going to www.upft.org.uk and donating £2.00 or a gift of your choice towards the full refurbishment of our new centre hub which will allow us to start making a positive impact on our young adult’s lives. Thank you.

Support

A day care centre specifically designed to cater for young adults with physical and learning disabilities

Learning

To encourage service users to develop a positive attitude to learning

Positive Environment

To provide a positive and friendly, well resourced learning environment