Family Matters

Certitude’s Family Support Manager, Lorraine Jarman, is looking at ways to build more positive relationships with the families of people we support. She is currently piloting a newly developed Certitude Family Support Plan.

I firmly believe that to support someone

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Our Big Event

Watch our video of the recently held Big Event – an event held by staff for staff, encouraging networking and learning as part of the Learning at Work Week. 

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Barclay’s raise over £4K for Certitude

One of the nice things about riding a bike is the fact that you’re out in the big wide world, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells, working on your weird tan lines, synthesising vitamin D and generally having a lovely …

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Barclay’s ride to Paris for Certitude

Barclays have been busy fundraising for us by cycling to Paris. Or have they?

The South West Corporate team at Barclays have been cycling to Paris in order to raise money for Certitude…. on exercise bikes in their office!

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London to Brighton……we did it!

All the training paid off

Brighton boys 350x263On 22 June, Peter, Tom and I rode our bikes from Certitude’s Balham office to Brighton. We’re all keen cyclists and have been training hard since March, so we were confident of making it, but …

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Living with my brother’s autism: Laura’s story

‘Many people across Certitude have personal experience of disabilities within their own family. As a Deputy Manager at Certitude, I always try to see things from the family’s point of view and ensure they are actively involved. And I personally …

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Training Blog of Misery!

If you train, your body adapts and you’re better next time. This is true of cycling, as it is of all physical sports – do it more and you’ll get better. That’s the plan, anyway.

Cycling’s also a very psychological …

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Accessing support and caring for my son: A mother’s story

Elsie Mahdi is primary carer to her son, Amir, who has severe learning disabilities. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she felt at a loss to know how to cope with the demands of looking after Amir and dealing …

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Justice for LB

Inspiring action to support people with epilepsy

Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy (LB), was a healthy young man who also happened to have autism and epilepsy. On the 19 March 2013, he was admitted to Slade House Assessment …

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Offering new ways to communicate

Speech therapist gains valuable experience volunteering with Certitude

intensive interaction turqVolunteering at Certitude has given a newly-qualified speech therapist valuable experience which has helped her career, while the people Certitude supports are benefitting from her commitment, expertise and compassion.

When we were …

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