Short Term Enablement and Planning service (STEPs) Cornwall

Short Term Enablement and Planning service (STEPs) can support you at home for a limited period, following a health or social care crisis. Some temporary care at home may be required, or you may be returning home from hospital and need some extra assistance or enablement.

Who runs STEPs?

STEPs is run by CORMAC in partnership with Cornwall Council. It works with vulnerable adults over 18 years old, who may be elderly, have a physical or sensory impairment, or have a learning disability or mental health needs.

What can STEPs Cornwall do for me?

STEPs aims to produce better outcomes for people through enablement, working with other health professionals if necessary to help you regain maximum independence. The Cornwall support service can only be accessed after an assessment. To arrange an assessment, call Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 131. Alternatively, you might be referred for an assessment by the hospital discharge team or other healthcare professionals.

After your period of support, you are likely to be able to manage independently or with help from friends, family and the community. If you need more support, the council will carry out a needs assessment.

Will I have to pay?

Depending on your length of time with the service and your financial circumstances, you may be required to pay for, or contribute to, the costs of the support provided.

You can get more advice by calling 0300 1234 131 and asking for the assessments team.