Cornwall Community Services

Contact us

01726 212706
Mevagissey Activity Centre
Valley Road
PL26 6SA

These contact details are for this service. For everything else, email or call free 0808 800 3333.

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This service

We offer support for disabled children and young people and adults to either access their community, for personal care at home and short breaks, 24 hours a day. 

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 and 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.

For activities, we can support disabled children and young people and adults to take part in local activities that they enjoy doing. This can be activities such as:

For disabled children and young people:

  • Scouts or Guides.
  • After school clubs.
  • Meeting up with friends.
  • Creative arts, drama and music.
  • Sports and fitness.
  • Shopping.
  • Going to the cinema.

For adults:

  • Going shopping.
  • Meeting friends.
  • Sports and fitness.
  • Travelling to college.
  • Going to the pub, cinema, theatre, concerts or a football match.

Through our flexible support you’ll gain new skills, confidence and independence. It’s your choice what you’ll do.

Is it for you?

We support disabled children and 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.

Getting started

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.