Deter Innovations CIC works with committed individuals who want develop better Awareness and Knowledge about themselves to help promote better life skills which will benefit the wider community.
Deter Innovations is a Community Interest Company (CIC).An organisation managed by people in the community for the benefit of the community. The Department of Health supported the formation of Deter Innovations and The Big Lottery provides funding for the delivery of The Relationship Skills Programme.
A series of free, short, Skills 4 Change courses are delivered in the community in the South Shields, Sunderland and Durham areas.The Skills 4 Change courses are short 8 weeks courses aimed at assisting those wishing to gain employability skills, become a community volunteer or go on to further adult education.
Deter Innovations CIC works with motivated individuals to prevent the continuation of domestic abuse and with those who want to remove barriers that prevent them leading fulfilling lives.
Deter Innovations CIC is staffed by an enthusiastic and well experienced team drawn from the local community. Members of our team have worked across a range of challenging professions in the public and private sectors. All have developed and honed their individual skills to become effective facilitators. Our team possess a wide range of experience and skills and includes retired probation and prison staff as well as newly qualified psychologists, teachers and social workers.
Our Programmes and Courses
The Relationship Skills Programme (RSP) is funded by the Big Lottery. This is a 26 week group work programme for men who want to change their inappropriate behaviour within a domestic relationship. All those wishing to participate undergo a formal assessment process to determine their suitability and motivation to participate. The programme is delivered by facilitators with specialist knowledge and experience of working with men who have perpetrated abusive behaviours within an intimate relationship.
Local Authority funded courses
The Foundation Course is an 8 week group work course designed to assist those who want to develop new skills that will enable them to move on in life. Sessions include things like learning to build confidence, better problem solving strategies and better self-awareness.
Other courses include, The Foundation Progression Course, Tenancy Course, Mentoring Course and learning To be your own boss.