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.

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 agencies such as social services, doctors, Jobcentre Plus, etc. A referral form can be downloaded here.

Our advisors arrange to meet up with clients somewhere they feel comfortable to discuss what aims 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 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, we 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 seven directors many of whom have a disability themselves and have used the services of Enable in the past.

Pete Skea - Chair
David Burns - Vice Chair
Lynda Osman - Treasurer
Sue Brown - Secretary
Elaine Leggett
John Neild
Luke Thomas


Enable have moved to new premises.  We are very centrally placed in Victoria, St Austell which is just off the A30. We are in a smaller, modern, bright office which should help to keep the Charity's costs down.

We have been successful with a Big Lottery Awards for All funding bid and have invested in some new laptops for clients' use.   Dates have been set for a series of courses bringing new skills and social opportunities to our clients; the first course will be held at Passmore Edwards Court, Liskeard on 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th November 2014 – spaces are available so if you would like to know more please contact Lou Ussher on 01726 890711.  Transport may be available if required.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES - We are currently seeking a new Trustee to join our Board.  If you have some time to spare, and have past experience of business and marketing, please phone Jan Hibbert on 01726 890711 for an informal chat.

FUNDRAISING EVENT - Enable held a fundraising event on Friday, 10 October 2014 when we raised just over £600.00; thanks to all who supported us.

SUCCESS STORY - One of our clients, 'M', is a middle aged man who is on the autistic spectrum; he lives at home with his elderly parents but has stayed in his bedroom for the past 23 years. Enable allocated a volunteer, Frank, who has befriended 'M' and has been encouraging him to start going out. 'M' now visits the local gym three times a week and is changing some of his repetitive behaviours and adopting healthier lifestyle choices. 

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 contact the Chairman of the Board
We work Monday to Friday and 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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