Enable in Cornwall Ltd

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Enable in Cornwall Ltd is a charity which works with adults who live in the Mid, North or East of the County.

We are working as part of Cornwall Council Adult Care, Health & Wellbeing provision.

Enable are here to help adults with disabilities to become more independent by providing an individualised, information, advice, guidance & support service.

Our qualified and client centred advisers will visit people in their homes working with them to help improve well-being and inclusion.

We offer a free, independent service, supporting people to overcome barriers and maximise their abilities.

About us.

Clients can self refer or be referred to us by friends, family or independent bodies such as social services, doctors, Jobcentres, etc. A referral form can be downloaded here.

Our advisors arrange to meet up with clients somewhere they feel comfortable to discuss what objectives the client has and what they would like to achieve in the future.

Some people contact us to get help with getting out and about, finding new leisure activities and improving their social life. Others may want help with benefits applications, to gain or improve their skills though training.

Many of our clients want to find work either voluntary or paid. Some of our clients enjoy the use one of our loan computers and 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 to find other 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 funding from Cornwall County Council Adult Social Services, commenced trading as Enable in Cornwall Ltd. Enable is a "not for profit" limited company overseen by a board of directors many of whom have a disability and have used the services of Enable. We currently have five directors:

Pete Skea - Chair
Lynda Osman - Treasurer
Elaine Leggett
David Burns
John Neild


Entries from our clients. 

“Well first I would like to thank you very much for helping me set a goal, feel more worthy, keep well and gain employment!!

Had a lovely time with you, confiding in you and listening to your advice.  

Certainly helped me gain confidence with your support. Was in a very bad place at the time.

Will certainly refer back to you if all goes pear-shaped. Just knowing there is support is so reassuring!!! Keep up the good job”

Published: 25 Mar 2014

Sad loss of our intrepid Chairman Gordon Faddy.

Gordon Faddy, Chairman of Enable In Cornwall, fundraiser extraordinaire, staunch advocate for people with disabilities and former service user, died in his sleep on 15th January 2014.

Gordon raised many thousands of pounds for charity during his lifetime by getting sponsorship for his adventurous pursuits such as zip wiring and parachute jumps. A proud Geordie, Gordon put the needs of others before his own and always fought for the underdog.

He will be sadly missed by his many friends by all at Enable and by all those at partner charity Mid Cornwall Lifestyles. 


Published: 28 Jan 2014
John's Story

John worked as a self-employed plasterer until he suffered a brain injury in 2011 which left him with memory loss, balance and sight problems.

John has a caring family who work together with Enable in Cornwall to aid his continuing recovery. He is learning how to cope with his lack of memory by leaving lots of notes around the house and always having a calendar to hand to write appointments in. Enable have helped him to obtain a free bus pass and he is now more confident about getting out and about again.

Since his illness John has put on weight and has not had the confidence to get out very much. He is now determined to start doing something about it.

Newquay leisure centre run a brilliant scheme to help people like John regain their fitness.

All John needed was a referral from his GP then he was able to sign up to a course of 10 gym sessions at a reduced price of £3.50 per session.  A qualified gym instructor assessed his  needs then devised a personal schedule for him to follow.  The instructor  will also be on hand to help John  with the equipment and make sure he is using it correctly each time he visits the gym.

Visiting the gym has really helped John, he now has more power in his arms and legs and his weight is slowly starting to reduce.  John is now able to get to the leisure centre on his own and is enjoying meeting new people.

Published: 04 Nov 2013


Enable in Cornwall Ltd
Unit 1 Bodmin Business Centre
Harleigh Road
PL31 1AH
Tel: 01208 77711

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Click here to download a Referral form.

You can find us on Facebook as "Enable in Cornwall Ltd". Please click on "like!".

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 contact the Chairman of the Board
Our office is open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm, messages can always be left on the answerphone, or you can email us using the link below.
email form


You can find us on Facebook as "Enable in Cornwall Ltd". Please click on "like!".

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