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See people for what they can achieve, and not what they cannot Jun 10

Previously in Volunteers Week 2016, we introduced six new volunteers to Certitude who were going to be collecting stories from some of our services that support people with learning disabilities in Hounslow. Today, we caught up with how they each got on: Ella enjoyed meeting different people and was particularly moved by one visit, saying […]

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It’s become more than volunteering now Jun 07

As we have heard, volunteers can be vital to supporting organisations in achieving their goals. Because of their desire to contribute and help, volunteers are often highly engaged and committed to the outcomes of their work. Volunteers are also able to gain new experiences and insights, give back and help others, create connections with people, […]

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Connecting our Hounslow Community May 20

Anita from Community Connecting Hounslow, who works with people with learning disabilities to help them build relationships within their local community, discusses why daily ‘mainstream activities’ are an important inclusion to anyone’s agenda, regardless of disability. The aspiration that overrides everything we do at Certitude is to give people with learning disabilities and mental health […]

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When it comes to our wellbeing… May 16

…other people matter. We are much happier and healthier with other people in our lives. To launch National Mental Health Awareness Week at Certitude, Nicholas Campbell-Watts, Director for Mental Health, discusses the importance of this year’s theme: relationships. Good relationships with your family, friends, neighbours and local communities are, without doubt, the secret to living a happy […]

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They can May 11

Roxy, from our Activity and Resources Centre in Perivale, is raising money for Certitude by leaping from a plane. Why? Read on, and donate here. From a very young age, we’re told to figure out our career path as soon as possible, and that people who don’t will spend their lives in a pretty miserable state. By […]

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