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Having a choice matters to me Mar 21

It’s important to encourage others to make their own choices and help raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Here, Parvin talks about her experience of “My Voice, My Community”.  “If you don’t know Parvin, she’s always the first one […]

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Enjoy every moment and don’t live life with regret Mar 21

As part of World Down Syndrome Day, we’ve been catching up with people about what is most important to them. Here, Christopher talks about what “My Voice, My Community” means to him. If anyone asks, I’m related to Ronny O’Sullivan but I’m a much better snooker player (we really just share the same last name!). […]

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When systems make life challenging – the responsibility of providers Mar 02

Life can be complicated. It has its highs and lows prompted by things we can control and things we can’t. There are key times for most of us in our life that make things even more complicated – becoming an adult, leaving school, starting  work, leaving home and becoming independent – or staying at home […]

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Supported living: a life not a service Nov 28

Last week, Learning Disability England held their first conference, focusing on Supported Living. Certitude was a proud sponsor of the conference and I was delighted to be part of the panel debating how to get supported living right now and for the future. I firmly believe that People and Partnerships are what make supported living […]

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Everyone has the right to be involved Nov 09

Last week, BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme  as well as Radio 4’s You and Yours , featured the issue of families and carers being able to visit their loved ones and raise concerns, if needed, about the quality of support being provided. In the programmes, families talked about some of the repercussions to them of raising […]

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