Continuing our Learning from Life theme we will be adding a series of One Page Stories reflecting on what’s happening within the organisation, the staff we work with and the people we support.
Ten years ago Idris Ahmed was working in sales, now he leads Certitude’s award-winning project which supports Somali people to find homes and establish a life in Lambeth. Idris explains his unusual career journey. Read Idris’s Story.
Laureta is a Certitude Volunteer. When things went very badly wrong in her previous job, Laureta thought she had ruined her chances of getting a decent position again. She is very happy that Certitude has given her a second chance.Read Laureta’s Story.
John has Down’s Syndrome and few years ago he collapsed at home and was rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. He remained in hospital for a total of four weeks and found the experience difficult and confusing. Read John’s Story.
Stephen Rundell is an enthusiastic volunteer; he works in his local charity shop, provides admin support to the Kew Steam Museum, serves food at a homeless project and even turns his hand to a bit gardening. Read Stephen’s story.
Rabia is one of many Certitude support workers learning about “Creative Communication”. This is a method which encourages people to communicate in ways other than talking. She says the idea of emotionally engaging with someone without speech was a daunting prospect at first but that once she was trained in some of the techniques the results have been amazing. Read Rabia’s story.