Erya is a Cornish word meaning to challenge and fly in the face of, which we think perfectly sums up our commitment to advocacy, learning, training and development to support people to live the lives they choose.
We are a Community Interest Company established in 2015, run by and for people with the label of a learning disability, people who access services and carers. We challenge, celebrate and innovate Health and Social Care provision across Cornwall. We do this through advocacy, learning, training and development but also by organising social events so that people have an opportunity to meet friends, form relationships or just spend time together – something that we can often take for granted or hopefully not so much after COVID-19.
We work in partnership with organisations throughout the South West and beyond like Warwickshire, Birmingham and Blackpool who share our commitment, values and vision.
The photo is taken from our annual Sparkles Ball (the highlight of our year!) Samantha Barnett (the one with the bow tie) Deborah Thomas (the one in the middle) and Sam Gillham (the one hiding in the background).