Enable in Cornwall is a charity which provides disabled individuals living in Cornwall with educational and career information. A disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or their group. The term is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment or mental health issue.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995, extended in 2005), it is unlawful for organisations to discriminate (treat a disabled person less favourably, for reasons related to the person's disability, without justification) in employment; access to goods, facilities, services; managing, buying or renting land or property; education. Businesses must make "reasonable adjustments" to their policies or practices, or physical aspects of their premises, to avoid indirect discrimination.
Enable in Cornwall Ltd is a charity that works with adults who live in the Mid, North or East of the County.
Enable are here to help adults with disabilities to become more independent by providing an individualised information, advice, guidance & support service.
We also offer advocacy support for those who need help to represent themselves in various settings, e.g. benefit tribunals, care planning meetings, etc.
We are partners with SEAP and PCDT to provide some formal independent advocacy services - starting on 20th June - more details to follow.
We offer a free, independent service, supporting people to overcome barriers and maximise their abilities. A person can self refer or be referred to us by friends, family or agencies such as social services, doctors, Jobcentre Plus, etc. A referral form can be downloaded here.
Our qualified advisers and/or advocates will arrange to meet up with clients somewhere they feel comfortable and work with them to help improve well-being and inclusion and discuss what they would like to achieve in the future.
Some people want help with getting out and about, finding new leisure activities and improving their social life. Others want help with benefit applications and to gain or improve their skills though training. Many of our clients want to find either voluntary or paid work.
We have a limited number of laptops that we loan to clients and can provide basic IT lessons. This can help people to stay in touch with friends on line as well as to manage their own on-line banking and shopping. Job hunters can work on CV's, perform job searches and complete application forms.
Our skilled and friendly advisors will do their best to help you achieve your goals and, if necessary, will signpost you to appropriate services to help you sustain your independence.
History of Enable
The Enable project was started in 1996 as part of Scope for Cornwall. In April 2003 it became a registered charity and with the help of initial funding from Cornwall County Council Adult Social Services, commenced trading as Enable in Cornwall Ltd. Enable is a "not for profit" limited company, reliant on fundraising.
The Company is overseen by a board of nine directors many of whom have a disability themselves and have used the services of Enable in the past.
Mark Muncey - Chair
Liz Myhill - Vice Chair
Sue Brown - Secretary
Lynda Osman - Treasurer
Pete Skea - President
Enable in Cornwall Policies & Procedures
Enable in Cornwall Ltd
Tel: 01726 890711
Click here to download a Referral form.
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If you have any comments or complaints about the service Enable has provided, you can contact the office by telephone or email. Alternatively, you can write to the Chairman of the Board at the office address
We work Monday to Friday and messages can always be left on the answerphone or you can email us using the link below.
Enable in Cornwall ltd service will help the disabled or those with a disability to access information.