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Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Active8 projects aim to empower and motivate young people with physical disabilities in Cornwall to become autonomous individuals by developing their skills, confidence, support structures and aspirations. This is achieved by running fun, sociable and challenging activities facilitated by skilled youth workers.

Acceler8 is our project for 14-18 year olds. They meet for a residential weekend every month over two years and undertake a multi activity programme which has included adventurous activities, creative projects, going to the cinema, bowling and other leisure activities, trips further afield including trips to London, Centre Parcs and Barcelona.

All our projects are fully funded so there are no costs to our members or their families. Our aim is minimise barriers to participation. 

We are currently running our latest cohort but are starting to take referrals for our next group starting 2023. If you would like further information or join the waiting list please get in touch. 

Who to contact

Contact name
John Sweeting
Contact position
Acceler8's facebook page
Acceler8's twitter page
Parent organisation
Active8 - For Young People with Physical Disabilities

Where to go

B108 Beacon Place
St Austell
PL26 8LG

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0.00 Per Child
Acceler8 is joint funded by Children in Need and other local bursaries and grants. There is no cost for the proejct to families but the group tend to fundraise during their time with us.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Referral required

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag Hoist icon Baby changing icon Disabled toilet icon Wheelchair icon
How we make our service inclusive

All our members have some form of disability so we ensure all our transport, venues and activities are accessible to cater for our members. Active8 has been running for 30 years and has built a great knowledge in this area. 

Staff SEND experience

All our staff have appropriate qualifications and experience to run activities for our members. In our Acceler8 project we also employ a care agency to provide any support needs the members may have. 

Support at key transition points

Along side the activities for our members we also provide 121 support for members and run parent forums to support the individual needs of our members. 

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Active8 has very thorough policies and procedures including complaints and safeguarding. 

Last updated: 01/02/2022

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