Are you an adult who has been ill or has had an accident and now struggle to look after yourself, unable to cope with day-to-day tasks such as personal care, preparing meals and moving around? If you want to stay independent in your own home for as long as possible there is support available.

Enablement Service

The Enablement Service can help and support you to regain independence so that you can remain at home or to return home after a period in hospital or a residential home. You will need to be assessed to see if you are eligible for the service.

It is a short-term service (up to 6 weeks) and is free of charge but if after this time, you still require care you may have to pay for it but you can ask for a financial assessment to see how much (if any) you have to contribute to the charge.

You will be supported by a team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Assessing & Reviewing Officers, Therapy & Social Care Assistants and Enablement Service Assistants and if necessary access to other professionals (e.g. nurses). They will work with you in your own home with a plan designed and agreed for your needs, with actions and goals for you to aim to achieve. Hopefully at the end of the period you will have achieved these but should you still require some level of ongoing support then these will be discussed with you before the programme ends. If your needs are long term your case will be referred to Planned Care and Support Team and the Independent sector will be asked to provide your care. There is a charge for this but you will be offered a financial assessment to see what (if any) of this charge that you have to pay.

How to access the service?

You can refer yourself to the Porth Gofal who will take an initial assessment. Their telephone number is 01545 574000.

If Enablement Service is seen as the most appropriate service to meet your needs then someone from the Service will visit you at home.

You can also be referred to the Service either by your GP or Community Nurse.

If you are in hospital, the staff looking after you may refer you.

If you are not eligible for or do not wish to receive a service from Social Services, there are a number of private agencies that can provide help within the home. You can contact them directly and receive the support that you want on a private basis.

They may also be able to offer additional services that Social Services cannot for example, shopping and cleaning. The agencies listed below are those that the council currently purchases care services from so all staff are trained, disclosure and barring service checked (police checked) and are registered with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

Dolwen Limited

Dolwen Limited logoA private domiciliary care agency providing domiciliary care, night care and sitting service in and around Ceredigion.

Oakleigh, Oakford, Llanarth, Ceredigion, SA47 0RL
Telephone: 01545 580868 / 07812 151939


Tender Loving Care Agency

A domiciliary care agency who offer a wide range of services , both privately and working with social services and medical professionals ,our services range from personal care to sit ins to wake in and sleep in nights ,or making a meal . We pride ourselves on our high standard of care delivered by well trained staff.

Address: 27 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6BW
Telephone: 01686 414811

Affinity Homecare

Affinity Homecare specialises in non-medical care of older people in their own home, ensuring freedom to stay at home where happiness and comfort prevails. We offer a wide range of services to match the needs of the individual, supplying carefully selected carers for their skills, experience and compassion.

Care Wales Gofal Cymru Ltd

Care Wales Gofal Cymru Ltd is a private limited company, registered in Wales with the CSSIW. We offer a comprehensive range of personal and practical care services to adults between 18‐65+ years of age). We will provide these services to service users with dementia; mental health problems; physical disabilities; sensory impairment; and those who are ill, recovering from illness or who are terminally ill.

Telephone: 01239 621196