Enable in Cornwall Ltd

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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 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.

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We are part of Advocacy in Cornwall along with SEAP and PCDT to provide advocates who support with Care Assessments & Care Planning and to assist with Health Complaints. Please contact the office for more details.

CORNWALL AMPUTEE GROUP is a drop in support group running from 10.30am-12.30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month at St Mary’s Parish Rooms in Bodmin. PLEASE NOTE - DECEMBER'S MEETING IS AN EXCEPTION AND WILL BE HELD ON 13TH DECEMBER 2016 10.30-12.30

If you are an amputee or are a carer for someone who is,  please drop in for a cuppa and a biscuit or two, and have a chat. We can offer support, advice, friendship and a safe and understanding environment. This is a self funded group so donations will be required for the continuation of the group. 

If you need more information please phone us at the office on 01726 890711.


About us.

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.


Peter Skea is our non voting President

Jan Hibbert is the paid Manager

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

Paul Saunders - Treasurer

Lynda Osman 

John Neild

David Burns

Colin Loft

Dan Rogerson

Keith Cann

Enable in Cornwall Policies & Procedures







We love this poem written for us by Geoff Julyan:


What is this word, what does it mean?
It's a charity run by a hard working team
It's to help folk get back to normality
After heartache, accidents and disability

To help them regain their own independence
Lost in time through lack of self confidence
The work itself means so much to so many
To allow, to help, aspire and achieve
To make someone smile again to make them believe

It's not just the work of a few volunteers
Results are not measured in weeks, months or years
They're measured in laughter, wide smiles and joyous tears

Small gatherings of strangers, family and friends
All help to raise hope for a future and lives on the mend
I'm able, you're able, let's all help enable
Others in need who are on their way back
To walk tall and proud again
On Life's arduous track


In August we had an informaton stand at the annual Disability Awareness Day in St Austell town centre.

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We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded several grants to help with our much needed ongoing work.  This includes £1000 from Persimmon Homes, £2000 from Albert Hunt Trust and £15000 from Claire Milne!


Sharon organised a charity event at the Highwayman in Dobwalls in March and singlehandedly raised a whopping £500 for Enable! Well done Sharon. What a star!  Thank you so much and thanks to all who supported the event.


Here are some of the Enable and Proper Cornish people at Bodmin Fire Station, receiving the funds rasied from the Marathon in February.Thank you so much to everyone involved - we received over £2800 in total!



On Sunday 21st February 2016, 350 people entered the half marathon organised by Cornwall Fire & Rescue.
The event was sponsored by Proper Cornish and its staff, who provided refreshments, water stations, marshalls, posters, publicity, etc.

Enable staff and volunteers were also supporting the event on the day.

Over £5000 is expected to have been raised - half will go to Enable and half to Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service.

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Here is the cheque presentation

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CORNWALL AMPUTEE GROUP is a drop in support group running from 10am-12pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month at St Mary’s Parish Rooms in Bodmin.

If you are an amputee or are a carer for someone who is,  please drop in for a cuppa and a biscuit or two, and have a chat. We can offer support, advice, friendship and a safe and understanding environment. This is a self funded group so donations will be required for the continuation of the group. 

If you need more information please phone us at the office on 01726 890711.










Published: 23 Oct 2014

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


Enable in Cornwall Ltd
Room B109
Beacon Place
Station Approach
St Austell
PL26 8LG
Tel: 01726 890711


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

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