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Run Certitude Run! Jul 10

On 8th July, a team of 5 runners took part in the Richmond 10k around Richmond Park. It was a scorching hot day, but we came prepared with watermelon, breakfast bars and lots of water to keep us hydrated! Everyone completed the race in great time and there was a mixture of walkers, joggers and […]

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Treat Me Right! – 10 years on… Jun 21

10 years ago, Certitude together with people who have learning disabilities, their families, medical professionals and commissioners came up with Treat Me Right! It was a project created to deliver awareness training to health professionals about the support needs of people with learning disabilities and autism when using primary healthcare services. The training included simple […]

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Getting hospital treatment right Jun 19

For people with learning disabilities and autism, any hospital procedure can be particularly daunting. Certitude’s Treat Me Right! team has been providing specialist support in this area for ten years. Recently Ben*, who has profound learning disabilities and autism, required a colonoscopy and blood test to get a clear picture of his health, ensuring he could […]

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Sharing experiences to educate professionals Jun 18

Hospitals can be unnerving places for everyone and especially for people with learning disabilities who may find it hard to communicate. Certitude’s Treat Me Right! team has been delivering Learning Disability and Autism Awareness training to hospital staff across West London for ten years. It employs people with learning disabilities and autism as trainers to […]

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Learning to let go Jun 14

The next in our series of articles for Carers Week about full-time carers who get a break when the person they support spends a few days at one of our respite homes. Peter has lived at home with his mum all his life but a couple of years ago his sister, Ashley, thought it was […]

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