We offer support for disabled children, young people and adults to either access their community, for personal care at home and short breaks, 24 hours a day.
We support disabled children, young people and adults with any impairment, sometimes known as special needs. These include dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments and learning difficulties. We also give support with clinical needs such as tracheostomy, gastrostomy, suction, oxygen and medication administration.
Cornwall Support Away from Home
We offer support for disabled children, young people and adults to access their community. For activities, we can support disabled children and young people and adults to take part in local activities that they enjoy doing.
For disabled children and young people, this can be activities such as Scouts or Guides, after school clubs, meeting up with friends, creative arts, drama and music, sports and fitness, shopping and going to the cinema.
For adults, this can be activities such as going shopping, meeting friends, sports and fitness, travelling to college and going to the pub, cinema, theatre, concerts or a football match.
Cornwall Home Care
Personal care at home is also known as domiciliary care, social care or home care. This means that we can support with getting ready for school, washing, dressing, taking medication, eating and any other personal support that they may need.
We offer tailored short breaks, also known as respite or a sitting service, for disabled children, young people or adults. It gives them a chance to do something different and gives parents or carers a break from providing care. It can be for a few hours or a day as required. We can provide care assistance to you whilst you are on a holiday that you have arranged. We do not provide residential accommodation for short breaks. With our short breaks it’s your choice – go out and have fun, or spend time at home.
Mevagissey Day Opportunities
Most things in life are more fun with a group of like-minded friends.
We give disabled adults the opportunity to try a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure and social activities. You’ll gain confidence, independence and learn new things. Decide what you’d like to do and our staff will support you to make it happen. The types of activities you might try are:
- sports, fitness or outdoor activities including Zumba and 5 a side football, swimming and hydrotherapy
- creative arts, photography, woodwork, gardening
- computer and iPad workshops
- sing and sign
- public transport training, familiarising with local bus services and confidence building
- self advocacy groups.
We will talk with you (and others in your life who you want us to) to find out what’s important and how you like to be supported. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.
Your support staff
We’ll find support staff who you like and who you’ll get on with.
Supporting families with disabled children and adults for over 60 years, we know just how much selecting friendly and caring staff matters. We train our staff thoroughly to provide safe and quality support.
You can pay for our services using your direct payments, personal budgets, private income or through the local authority.
Book us for the hours that you require, this can be at a regular time that suits your family or we have the flexibility to provide support for a special event that you may wish to attend.
Volunteer with us
Scope is looking for volunteers to work with disabled children, young people and adults. You can support the day to day running of our centre or provide a creative activity or sport, either in our centre or in the local community. If you have a few hours a week to spare, we'd love to hear from you.