Who Have Disabilities Too

Community Support

We started the ‘Enable’ service over twenty years ago after recognising that there was a shortage of services to support people with learning, physical and mental health difficulties when out in their local community. Today the service is known as ‘Community Support’.

Spending time in the community and having a social life is hugely important for everyone. It enables the development of both life skills and confidence and overall this improves quality of life.

The support we provide can range from a few hours a week to full-time support. We support people to live as independently as possible whilst ensuring that their dignity is at the forefront of every plan and activity. We ensure this by fully taking into account the hopes, wishes and interests of the people who wish to use our service as well as their individual gender, age and cultural needs.

Our service is staffed by Support Workers who are matched by experience, personality and interests with the individuals they support. They recieve regular training and supervision and are focused on working closely with families, carers and other agencies as appropriate.

What are our aims?

Our service aims to enable people to achieve a higher standard of living and to enjoy their life to the full. This is achieved by focusing on, encouraging and facilitating; learning, education & employment, budgeting, the development of social skills, personal travel, the building of self confidence, the provision of information and advice, access to health & welfare services and the development of life skills.

Who can use Community Support?

Enable can be used by anyone over the age of 16 who has a diagnosed physical or learning disability, acquired brain injury, sensory impairment or a mental health problem.

Enable can be purchased through Local Authorities, the NHS, personal budgets, direct payments or privately by an individual or someone acting on their behalf.

Our service can be accessed through a referral from a social worker or another professional, or individuals can refer themselves. Just contact our team using the details to the right.