Double win at the 3rd Sector Care Awards!

The 3rd Sector Care Awards took place on Wednesday 7th December at the London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square to celebrate and showcase the innovation and excellence of the not-for-profit care sector.

Certitude were shortlisted as finalists for two awards – the Creative Arts Award and as part of the Lambeth Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA) for the Collaboration Award. The awards were presented by Dame Esther Ranzten with fantastic performances by Kerry Darby and Dance Unity.

Congratulations to our Community Development Team for winning the Creative Arts Award. Jake, Vaia and Andy have worked incredibly hard this year to increase the variety of creative art projects available to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs, building a regular following of people for workshops and events such as the Cut a Rug nights, life drawing, community choirs and gallery visits. The judging panel were impressed by the work of the team in breaking down barriers between people we support and their local communities.

Just as the excitement was settling down, the IPSA team : Certitude, Thames Reach, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and Lambeth Council were announced as the winners for the Collaboration Award for their innovative work providing support to people with complex mental health support needs in Lambeth. Through this work, families have been reconnected and people are recovering and finding new purpose to their lives.

This is an amazing achievement and very well deserved by both teams. Well done to all the nominees and winners!