Face 2 Face

Cornwall Face 2 Face is a free and confidential service, provided by trained parent befrienders, who themselves have experience of parenting a child with a impairment or additional need. Befrienders provide emotional support to other parents at the time of diagnosis, at times of change or difficulty. http://www.scope.org.uk/services/cornwall-face-2-face-scheme

Dreadnought Centre

ASPIRES is for young people aged 13 – 17 years who have a definite diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition.  Young people need to be in mainstream education, although this includes specialist provision in mainstream schools, Education out of school, home tutored and Pencalenick School, Truro.http://thedreadnought.co.uk/category/projects/aspires/

Outlook Southwest

Diagnostic service for ASD http://www.outlooksw.co.uk/index.php

Cornwall Carers Service

Cornwall Carers Service (CCS) is a collaborative partnership between four organisations; Cornwall Rural Community Council (CRCC) is commissioned by Cornwall Council and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health Authority as the lead organisation. http://www.cornwallcarers.org.uk/

DISC Project Camborne

Support for vulnerable adults (18yrs +) who are either homeless, people with addictions, people on probation,people with physical/mental health issues, people with learning disabilities, migrant workers and older people. We also provide support and mentoring to ex offenders, support for families of those in prison, vulnerable families – oh, and each other! All Welcome! http://www.disc-camborne.co.uk

Funded Short Breaks: Bishops Forum

 Please call us if you would like us to facilitate these services on your behalf. They include: integrated activity days over the school holidays, as well as peer or family activity days. http://www.bfadventure.org/disabilities_learning.html

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service is the main signposting and information service for the whole of Cornwall, for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 to 20 or 25 if they have additional needs. http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=21463


"Spectrum provides residential care and education for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other similar conditions.  The individual's needs and principles of person-centred planning underpin everything we do." www.spectrumasd.org

Carer Assessment

Carer assessments have two main purposes:

  • to consider if a person is able to continue in their caring role
  • to consider whether or not the carer works, or wishes to work, and whether the carer is undertaking, or wishes to undertake, education, training or a leisure activity, and how the caring role affects this