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Learning Disability Services

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In Caring Hands offers services for young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), including adult learning disability respite services which are unique in Cornwall.

Soon after we began in 2016, we realised that there was a need for respite services for young adults with PMLD – in Cornwall. We spent a while looking for the perfect location and property, and in 2018 bought a bungalow in St Austell. We are continually upgrading the property, creating a real home-from-home atmosphere, with four themed rooms, plenty of support equipment, and access to activities both in the home and outside. There’s always a lot going on!

Growing from this, our community care service for children and adults with PMLD launched in 2020.

Respite Care

Unique in Cornwall, our 4-bed respite centre allows people with learning disabilities to experience a home-from-home environment, with all the facilities needed for their care, giving carers a break.

Maximising the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, by caring for them in their own homes and taking them out and about. Providing services and treatment to help prevent hospital visits, and lift the burden from carers.