Keeping London Connected
Today is a wonderful milestone in Certitude’s history. After 25 years of supporting people across London, we’re launching our first ever fundraising campaign to fight social isolation.
Please donate to our JustGiving page, or click on Fundraise to take on your own challenge to support our campaign.
Recent research has shown that being lonely and socially isolated can increase a person’s risk of heart disease or stroke, discussed here.
London can be a lonely city for all of us, and people with learning disabilities and mental health support needs are statistically even more likely to find themselves socially isolated.
Traditional support often fails to address the wider social factors that contribute to someone’s isolation. Our Community Connectors in London support people to build their own social networks and lasting friendships.
With their support, people build in confidence, become more independent and start to break down any barriers they may face when trying to make a supported and valued contribution within their community.
We believe that going out, being active and interacting with your community has a tremendous impact upon your mental and physical wellbeing. Throughout our campaign, we’ll be sharing stories from some people we know who have done just this at Certitude.
You will also hear from our valiant volunteers, fearless fundraisers and spirited staff, who are taking on a variety of daring challenges to raise money for Certitude.
Visit our campaign page to keep up-to-date on what’s going on, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and why not share your own experiences using the #ConnectLDN hashtag?
You can raise your own funds for our social isolation campaign by setting up a JustGiving page and clicking on the “Fundraise for Campaign” button. Or, if you prefer, you can donate £5 by texting CERT01 £5 to 70070.
Do you have any questions? Get in touch with Sam.Mason@certitude.org.uk to chat with our Community Fundraiser.