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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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Got My Back Oct 31

Certitude has agreed to be part of a national steering group about good postural care. Gianluca Zucchelli, LD Service Manager, shares his learning about key successes and challenges on this area of support. Seven years ago I had my first experience of how postural care can change someone’s life. I was Gabriel’s* key worker in […]

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Dont be afraid to speak up Sep 21

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. As more people are beginning to talk openly about mental health and the struggles people sometimes face, it becomes even more important to recognise the role that everyone can play in suicide prevention. Here, Nicole talks about coping with her own situations, the times when it all became too […]

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