Formation and Development
CEDA formed in 2000 as a small group of carers and sufferers lobbying the then Health Authority to accept the need for a specialist Eating Disorder Service in the county.
During 2001/2 Cornwall & IOS Health Authority adopted a 5 year development plan (funds not guaranteed) for a community based service. The small group of carers and sufferers formed into a charity and a company limited by guarantee and the Health Authority gave them a small amount of money. This was given to enable CEDA to become a source of information, support and assistance for people suffering from eating disorders in the county.
The Health Authority has now changed into three Primary Care Trusts alongside whom CEDA continues to work, encouraging and lobbying them to continue to allocate development funds to the service and informing them of carers and sufferers concerns.
The Chairman of CEDA is also the lay chair of the Eating Disorder Service Implementation Group (a multidisciplinary group of health professionals with responsibility for the strategy and development of the service).
The strength of the relationship between the service and the voluntary sector is unprecedented anywhere in the country; and we believe working alongside each other, respecting each other, and acknowledging we all have a part to play in treatment is the way forward to help people in Cornwall, and their families, recover from an eating disorder.
* to provide information and support to all those affected by eating disorders in Cornwall & IOS
* to actively increase knowledge and understanding of eating disorders in Cornwall & IOS
* to campaign for improved standards and availability of treatment and care for people with eating disorders
* to develop an organisation able to respond to the changing and increasing needs of people affected by eating disorders
* to maintain the financial sustainability of the organisation with funding adequate to achieve our aims
CEDA had a small amount of funding from Cornwall & IOS Health Authority in 2001. It has had no further public funding since then. We are extremely grateful to the local organisations that have held fund-raising events for us. At the beginning of 2003 we heard that we are to receive a small legacy from the estate of a local businessman who was aware of our work.
We have no regular source of income. We are putting together bids to charitable organisations to support our work to ensure we continue to be financially viable.
If you would like to help please look on our fundraising section.
CEDA is both a charity (reg. no 1096484) and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (company reg. no 04482904).
All CEDA's directors are committed to openness and financial probity and give their time freely without charge.
Directors: Val Royston (+Chair of Charity): Suzie Ladbrooke (Co Sec): Janet Prior (Contacts)
Bankers: Royal Bank of Scotland, Truro: