Heywood firm gets £6.5 million boost

Less than two years after breaking off from Rochdale Council, to create a new social enterprise, Heywood based PossAbilities has landed a significant new contract.

The company which provides support to vulnerable adults across the Rochdale MBC area, has won a three year contract to provide supported living services in Widnes and Runcorn.

Worth £6.5 million, the contract with Halton Borough Council, will see PossAbilities take on 110 new staff and open a new office in Widnes.

Rachel Law, Chief Executive said “This is a magnificent step forward for us as a company. Coming as it did shortly after the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘outstanding’, the Big Lottery Fund granted £267,000 for us to bring Homeshare to the North and winning £137,000 for our Cherwell Wellbeing Garden, these are heady times. I think it’s a great reflection on the brilliant work that PossAbilities people are doing day in and day out”.