CEDA is a registered charity, based in a purpose adapted building on the outskirts of Exeter providing support services to disabled people with a focus on independence and empowerment.
It was set up in 1988 by a group of parents who wanted positive futures for their adult children, once they had left school. In 2000 we expanded and began working with children too.
We pride ourselves on responding to service users needs and finding imaginative and creative ways to work with disabled people.
The CEDA team are hard working, committed and knowledgeable in their field; many have worked at CEDA for a long time. The staff are positive and highly motivated, making CEDA the leading organisation it is today.
The day-to-day running is overseen by Renata Colley and Diana Cole who job share the role of Director, who, between them, have worked at CEDA for over 30 years.
The management team co-ordinate and run the different services CEDA has to offer:
Renata Colley & Diana Cole - Co-Directors
Sarah Denny- Community Services Manager
Craig Bowden- Adult Services Manager
Rachel Temple- Youth Service Co-ordinator
Nick Cranston- Youth Service Co-ordinator
Sam Harris- BIS-net Manager
Derek Landers- Finance Officer
CEDA also employs a team of enablers to work with the adult service users and a team of playleaders and playworkers to work with the children and young people who attend the various children's clubs.
CEDA is committed to developing the staff and actively supports the whole team to access as many training opportunities as possible.
CEDA operate many services to offer as many opportunities to our users as possible.
Adult Activity Programme
Learning and social opportunities for disabled adults. This service operates Monday- Friday for 51 weeks of the year.
Fun, play and social opportunities for children and young people aged 4 and up. This service operates through out of school hours, after school club, Saturday club and through all school holidays.
1-1 enabling, short breaks and 1-1 learning. This service operates 7 days a week all year round, as and when you need us.
Person centred planning, multimedia advocacy and social development. This service operate mainly Monday- Friday as and when you need support.
Arts and Music
Disability arts of all mediums, accessible music and promotion or the arts. This service is interlinked through all other CEDA services.
Sports and Lifestyle
Sports clubs, health and fitness for disabled people and social activities for CEDA users. This service is interlinked through all other CEDA services.
CEDA Bis-net is our newest service launched September 2013. A network and support service for parents and professionals looking at different behaviours and associated disabilities.