Supported living and enabling support
We design our services with the people we support and their families, so the support we provide reflects how someone chooses to live their life. Crucially we work with the people we support, from 4 to 24 hours per day, to support increasing independence, enabling people to live with the least reliance on paid support as possible.
Children and families
In 2010, we started to support one child and his family and have since grown our teams to support more than 40 children and their families across Cornwall.
We work alongside families and children so that they can choose their own staff and design support which fits around their family. We support children in their family homes and assist them to make full use of facilities in their own communities. Depending on the child’s assessed need we can support them from a few hours a week to a full wraparound service. We also support children on short breaks and have year round use of holiday accommodation at Hengar Manor Country Park at St Tudy, Bodmin.
Our joint training includes family members so that families have the tools they need to be resilient and less reliant on paid support. We work to connect families through our newsletters and family activities and we’ll signpost people to other local services where needed.
We run work clubs, where people can be supported on their journey towards getting a paid job. These are specifically designed for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We meet twice a month in each area and have already achieved great success not only in building up the confidence and self esteem of each individual who attends these popular groups, but also in achieving concrete job outcomes.
This is reflected in the success that the people we support achieve in gaining, keeping, or, if desired, changing a job. Other support includes:
- Specialist one-to-one support to find work
- Dedicated job coaches
- Post-employment support
- Job coach one-to-one support to complete a vocational profile, identify opportunities for work tasters, work experience, training and employment
- Support for your families and carers to help you think about your employment options
- Support to receive training leading to employment
- Support for you and your employer once you have a job
- Strive for full inclusion in the work environment, and for the worker to become independent of job coach support
Our experience is that, with the right level of support, you can excel in and sustain work of all descriptions.
Cornwall area office
19 E & F Normandy Way
Walker Lines Industrial Estate
Regional Director – Lynn Toman
If you'd like to chat to someone about a service, contact Tracy Date on:
If you'd like to make a referral, please download and complete the referral form (pdf) and email back to Laura Lutey.
Alternatively, you can post your referral to the Cornwall office.