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Life is great, life is fantastic! Jun 23

Active friendships and good relationships with the people around you are vital to anybody being able to enjoy a good life. Having a variety of people around you can make a big difference when times are good and when things can also get tough. As part of National Learning Disability Week 2016, we asked John […]

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Understanding intentions Jun 21

Knowing that your relative is being supported in the right way for them is important to families, who will do what they can to ensure that their family member is happy. But when these intentions are misunderstood it can become challenging for everyone involved. Here, Nina talks about the power of communication, understanding different people […]

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Listen. Be honest. Commit. Laugh. Learn. Grow. Jun 20

To launch National Learning Disability Week 2016, Janette Gaffney and Mary Schumm, Directors of Learning Disabilities, discuss this year’s theme of ‘relationships’ and why it is so important that we all work together so that people we support are able to live the life they want to lead. We naturally seek to fill our lives […]

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Keep London Connected Jun 13

Certitude’s campaign Keep London Connected shines a light on a very real issue for many people – loneliness.  Despite 8.6m people living in the capital, London can feel a very lonely place. Somehow the hustle and bustle makes the loneliness more poignant. When I first arrived in London I experienced this for myself. I can […]

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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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