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About the Self Direction Community Project.

This Project was based in Falmouth, Cornwall participating in activities that were created in furtherance of Agenda 21 and for the good of Cornwall. We provided accredited training courses, together with counselling, advocacy, support, information, careers and training advice, disability consultancy to employers and goods and service providers, volunteering and work experience opportunities, and job creation schemes.

Many members of the local community used our service, either by volunteering skills they wished to share or by learning new ones, which they then passed on through work experience with the Project. Consultations carried out continuously since August 1999 have enabled us to determine the demand for a comprehensive and innovative E Learning packages. Self Direction ceased operating as a charity on 31st. July 2004 due to lack of core funding.

In order that this research is not wasted a company was formed in 2005 to market online Disability Equality and Diversity Training.

If you wish to contact Self Direction please go to the Contact Details page.

History of the Organisation.

1992 Established by people who have varied disabilities for disabled people.
1994 Registered as a Charitable Trust.
1995 Start of funding programme "Open Distance and Flexible Learning Project for People Who Have Disabilities." Received funding from European Social Fund, Employment Service, Rural Development Commission and the Devon and Cornwall Training & Enterprise Council (TEC) - number of clients assisted 40.
1997 Funded by Prosper, self funding initiatives, local donations and charitable trust grants to develop Disability Awareness Training and IT training, Counselling and Guidance.
1999 Received 3 year funding from the National Lottery Charities Board to train presenters to a level of competency with which to deliver Disability Awareness Training for Cornwall. This provision also received 18 months funding from European Social Fund 'Open Doors Wider' and Prosper 'Local Area Initiatives Fund' (Jan 99 - Jun 00) - number of clients assisted 180.
2000 Received 1 year funding from the European Social Fund (Adapt) for a research project examining Internet accessibility, specifically focussing on the provision of online Disability Awareness Training. This website is part of that research project.
2002 Received DfEE CMF funding with which to equip a UK Online Centre with 18 computer stations and state of the art video and photography equipment. Training and employment activities were funded jointly by The Learning & Skills Council, The Tudor Trust and Objective 1 European funds until June 2004. 15 People with varied disabilities gained employment with the project and the number of clients assisted was 295

Participant in the Stockholm Challenge Award 2002 - External Link

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